Professional Level

This is the senior level of certification. An APMP-Professional™ has the necessary experience to produce winning bids and proposals and can demonstrate their commitment to furthering the profession and to personal continuous professional development. This level of certification is only open to APMP members who have achieved APMP-Practitioner™ level status.

Assessment Process

There are three parts to the certification at the APMP-Professional™ level:

  1. You must provide the name of a referee to the APMP (such as your line manager, a peer or a commissioning client) who is prepared to provide an independent assessment of your behaviour and attitude. You will be asked to provide a referee name and email address immediately after your registration.
  2. You must provide the APMP with a completed Proposal Profession Impact Paper™ (PPIP)™ providing evidence of how you have furthered your organisation or the profession.
  3. You must participate in a 45-minute Panel Interview (telephone or face-to-face), where you will present and discuss your PPIP™.

APMP-Professional™ Reference Details

As part of the APMP-Professional™ level certification process we require an independent assessment of your behaviour and attitude, particularly in the areas of managing and motivating others to carry out required actions in a proposals environment.

The assessment comprises a detailed evaluation of nine Key Competency Areas (KCA). Individual competencies within these KCAs are described and your referee will be asked to rate you based upon pre-defined statements. The questionnaire should not take your referee more than 30 minutes to complete.




  • The last of 5 articles this week

    Today is the last day of National Apprenticeship Week.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the insights we’ve shared across social media this week from experienced bid and proposal apprentices, and their employer.  If you missed it, you can catch up on what Charlotte, Vicky and Frank had to say. 

    National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Round Up

  • The penultimate of 5 articles coming this week

    It’s Day 4 of National Apprenticeship Week, and today we hear from Vicky Coleman, a Proposal Manager within NG Bailey’s Engineering Services division.

    National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Meet Vicky

  • The third of 5 articles coming this week

    It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and an anticipation of the launch of the APMP UK Chapter’s first Bid and Proposal Coordinator Apprenticeship later in 2017, this week we are sharing insights from individuals and businesses who have already taken part in a similar scheme in the bid industry.

    National Apprenticeship Week 2017: The Employers Perspective

  • The second of 5 articles coming this week

    It’s Day 2 of National Apprenticeship Week, and in line with this year’s theme “Ladder of opportunity”, we caught up with Charlotte Rees, a Bid Manager at NG Bailey, to hear about the opportunities which have opened up as a result of her completing a Bid & Proposal Apprenticeship.

    National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Meet Charlotte

  • 1 of 5 articles this week

    It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and what better week to update our APMP UK Members with the progress being made with the development of a brand-new Bid and Proposal Coordinator Apprenticeship.

    Happy National Apprenticeship Week 2017 from APMP UK