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Certification

The Certification Program aims to foster a common minimum level of knowledge and understanding amongst individuals working on PPPs or those interested in learning about PPPs, regardless of discipline or sector.

It has been designed to create a consistency of terms used in PPPs and to standardize the process for the delivery of PPP projects worldwide.

Authored by a team of international experts, the PPP Certification Program Guide is at the core of the Certification Program. It includes extensive regional and sectoral knowledge and comprises PPP best practices from around the world. The Guide will therefore be applicable to many markets, however due to the current disparity in global practices, it may not be relevant to every market. All candidates, whatever their level of experience, will need to study the Guide prior to taking the exam. Answers should be based on the Guide content as opposed to a candidate’s previous experience – these answers may often be the same but in some cases might be different.  

The PPP Guide covers the following chapters that form part of the process to attaining the credential. 

The CP3P Pathway

Level Description certificate
Foundation The Foundation level is aimed at individuals working at a basic level of PPP implementation, with little or no prior experience. It aims to standardize their knowledge of the PPP process and terminology, as described in the Guide. The exam tests whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PPP Guide to act as an informed team member of a PPP finance project. Thus enabling them to participate in a team environment and move on to implementing the process. The Foundation certification is a pre-requisite for the two Practitioner certifications. Foundation exam
Preparation Stage The Preparation exam is aimed at individuals involved in the development or implementation of PPP Frameworks or the initiation and preparation of PPP projects, mostly public sector officials, practitioners and their advisors or consultants. Private sector candidates may benefit from a greater understanding of the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity. The exam tests whether candidates have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PPP Frameworks and PPP Project Identification, Screening, Appraisal and Preparation Processes in a given governmental context. Preparation exam
Execution Stage  The Execution exam is aimed at individuals involved in the structuring and tendering of PPP projects and the management of PPP contracts, mostly public sector officials, practitioners and their advisors or consultants. Private sector candidates may benefit from a greater understanding of the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity. The exam tests whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply the structuring and drafting process of PPP tender documents and the PPP contracts, as well as the management of PPP contracts during the Construction and Operations Phases Execution exam
All If a candidate sits all three exams and completes them successfully they can be awarded the CP3P credential. CP3P

Stages involved in achieving the CP3P credential

PPP Pathway Diagram

About the CP3P pathway and how to get these credentials

  • What does the CP3P pathway entail?

  • What are the details of the stages that facilitate a candidate to attain the CP3P credential?

The APMG PPP Certification Program's Team Leader 

Jyoti Bisbey acted as the APMG PPP Certification Program's project team leader on behalf of ADB, EBRD, IDB, MIF, IsDB, PPIAFand WBG - with support from Elena Timusheva as the Project Coordinator:   

Name Role

Jyoti Bisbey

Project Team Leader

Elena Timusheva

Project Coordinator

The APMG PPP Certification Program's project team 

The following members of APMG project team contributed to the day-to-day management of the development of APMG's Public-Private Partnerships Certification Program: 

Name Role

Richard Pharro

CEO

Michael Dallas

Project Director

Nikki Kelly

Head of Product Development, Project Manager

Alicia Holbrook

Head of Marketing

Shruti Deshpande

Marketing Campaign Manager

Matt Brewitt

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