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IP3, a Tetra Tech Company and APMG, an award winning exam institute, have signed an agreement which offers joint recognition for both parties providing training courses that cover implementation of the complete life cycle of public-private partnerships (PPPs).

The APMG PPP Certification Program was launched in early 2016 and aims to foster a common minimum level of knowledge and understanding amongst practitioners with the intention that a proper practitioner should have knowledge of the whole PPP cycle. It helps practitioners leverage finance and efficiencies from the Private Sector and gives them a certificate, upon passing an exam, which demonstrates they have studied and understood the PPP Guide. The Certification Program is available globally and 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. CP3P is the definitive credential to demonstrate to your peers that your abilities are aligned with international PPP good practice. 

The IP3 training courses are complementary to the CP3P program. These year-round courses are taught by leading international practitioners and provide CP3P candidates with technical training to enhance the knowledge they have learnt from their CP3P studies. 

Since its founding in 1994, IP3 has trained over 35,000 officials from 175 countries. IP3 develops highly specialized programs on finance, policy, regulation, and infrastructure management in the energy, transportation, water, and telecommunications sectors, covering all the transactional aspects of PPPs.

Whilst IP3 does not directly deliver the APMG CP3P Certification Program, their Executive Director, David Baxter, was directly involved in the review of the CP3P Body of Knowledge and Foundation level certification.  David comments “We endorse the program and would recommend interested students to review this as part of their ongoing development of becoming a PPP practitioner.”

Richard Pharro, CEO of APMG, the certification’s awarding body adds, “The specialized courses offered by IP3 support the vital role of educating PPP professionals in specialist skills needed to deliver successful PPP projects across the globe.”


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 About APMG

APMG International is an award-winning examination institute. It accredits professional training and consulting organizations and manages certification schemes for knowledge-based workers, and has a global reach, with regional offices located around the world.

APMG aims to provide consistent quality and support to our training and consulting organizations, whether they are operating globally or as a specialist local provider. APMG's rigorous assessment process is recognized globally.

All APMG certifications are aimed at helping business professionals develop their knowledge, skills and expertise. For further details about APMG qualification and accreditation schemes visit: or call + 44 (0)1494 452450.

Full details on the APMG PPP Certification Program can be found at:


About IP3

The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, is a leading PPP advisory services and capacity building provider. Working with governments, corporations, multilateral institutions, and financial entities, IP3 enables clients to build their institutional capacity and to carry out successful P3 projects in the global infrastructure market. IP3 also assists in efforts to commercialize or corporatize public services, and to introduce good governance and accountability standards. More information on the IP3 capacity-building programs can be found on their website 


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