APMP Certifications - Bid & Proposal Management
The Association for Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) is an internationally recognized association promoting best practice through a diverse range of disciplines within proposal and bid management. Their mission statement is:
APMP is the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, tenders, and presentations."
In order to achieve their mission, the APMP have developed a set of three certifications:
- Foundation Level - a multiple-choice examination designed to test the basic knowledge of best practice in proposal development.
- Practitioner Level - a written self-assessment designed to test the application of best practice in proposal development.
- Professional Level - a written peer-assessment and interview designed to test the advocacy of best practice in proposal development.
Reference Guide for the APMP Foundation Exam:
Title: APMP Proposal Guide: Accreditation Study Guide
Author: Larry Newman
Publisher: APMP (2008)
Suggested reading for APMP Practitioner Assessment:
Title: Proposal Writing: the Art of Friendly and Winning Persuasion
Author: William S Pfeiffer and Charles H Keller Jr
Publisher: Prentice Hall (August 1 1999)
Title: The Jelly Effect: How to Make Your Communication Stick
Author: Andy Bounds
Publisher: Capstone (April 4 2007)