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Gain global recognition for your proficiency in PPPs

The first of its kind

The APMG PPP Certification Program is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the World Bank Group (WBG) and part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally.

Certify your ability to:

  • Effectively source funding for PPP projects
  • Establish tailored and comprehensive PPP frameworks
  • Identify and allocate the government roles and responsibilities within the PPP process
  • Propose optimal procurement routes for PPP projects
  • Structure and manage PPP contracts
  • Achieve maximum Value for Money (VfM) through effective financial structuring

Gaining the ultimate PPP professional credential

The CP3P (Certified Public-private Partnerships Professional) credential is awarded to those who pass all three PPP Certification Program exams.

Those who possess the CP3P credential will be instantly recognisable as having the complete competencies needed to deliver PPPs successfully. 

It is not yet possible to gain the credential until the Execution Exam is available - which is expected to arrive soon.

Free easy access to the most complete PPP resource

The PPP Certification Program Guide is a free, comprehensive resource on all stages of successfully delivering PPPs.

The PPP Guide also serves as the fundamental reading material for the PPP Certification Program.

Download the PPP Guide for free from the official PPP Certification Program's website below.

The PPP Guide

Free online PPP training course

Tackle the PPP Certification Program's Foundation Exam with confidence by using the free CP3P online training course.

The course guides you through Chapter 1 of the PPP Guide - culminating with a simulated exam.

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Foundation Exam

Act as an informed member of a PPP finance team.

Developing Countries, Public-Private Partnerships
Who is the Foundation Exam for?

Foundation is an entry-level certification - ideal for people involved in PPPs with little or no prior experience. 

What are the key things you will learn?
  • The fundamentals of successfully financing PPP projects.
  • The most effective sources of funding PPP projects plus their benefits and limitations.
  • Setting up new PPP frameworks and how to identify effective existing frameworks.
  • The key phases in the PPP process.

The Foundation Exam is based on Chapter 1, Appendix A and the Glossary of the PPP Guide.

Exam format
  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book
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Preparation Exam

Become proficient in preparing PPP projects and implementing or developing PPP frameworks.

Developing Countries, Public-Private Partnerships
What is required?
  • Certificate in APMG's PPP Certification Program Foundation Exam
Who is the Preparation Exam for?

This is a practitioner level certification - aimed at people involved in either developing or implementing PPP frameworks and in the initiation or implementation of PPP projects.

Suitable roles include:

  • Public sector officials
  • Practitioners and their advisors or consultants
  • Private sector roles - i.e. developers, contractors, investors and financiers
What are the key things you will learn?
  • How to apply and analyse the PPP framework
  • PPP project processes:
    • Identification
    • Screening
    • Appraisal
  • Preparation processes in Governmental contexts

The Preparation Exam is based on Chapters 2 to 5 of the PPP Guide.

Exam format
  • Complex multiple choice
  • 4 questions – 20 question items per question, each worth one mark
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2½ hours duration
  • Open book (PPP Guide only)
  • Exam languages available in: English


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What is a PPP Certification Program digital badge?

Digital badges allow you to easily showcase your achievements online.

When you pass an exam - you'll instantly have the option to claim a digital badge representing your new certificate.

Your badge can be embedded on an email signature, website, social media or digital CV.

With just one click employers, customers and clients can easily view and verify your credentials and skills.

Please download our digital sharing presentation for more information.

How do I claim my PPP Certification Program digital badge?

Once you’ve been notified that you’ve passed your exam - you will have the option to create a digital badge in APMG's Candidate Portal.

Visit APMG's Candidate Portal, view your exam results and select 'Create Badge'.

This takes you to the Acclaim website where the digital badges are hosted. You will be guided through the Acclaim account creation process.

Once you have created an account with Acclaim - login into the account and accept your pending badge.


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