Certified PPP Professional CP3P

Building APMG certified PPP professionals to tackle infrastructure challenges.

Certified PPP Professional CP3P 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.

Certified PPP Professional CP3P

Certified PPP Professional CP3P

The First of its Kind

People who pass each level of the Certified PPP Professional CP3P program become CP3P certified. This is the definitive credential to demonstrate to your peers that your abilities are aligned with international Public-Private Partnerships good practice. CP3P is a credential that every professional keen to get certified and enhance their career in the world of Public Private Partnerships should aim to achieve. Candidates with the CP3P credential will be recognised globally as Certified PPP Professionals

Certified PPP Professional CP3P

Exams and Certifications

The Certified PPP Professional CP3P pathway includes three stages;

APMG’s Certification Program comprises three exams; a Foundation exam and two Practitioner level exams with the Foundation exam a pre-requisite for the Practitioner level exams. Successful candidates for each exam will be awarded a certificate. Candidates can take one or both of the Practitioner exams in any order, however taking the Preparation exam before the Execution exam follows the lifecycle of a PPP. Candidates who have passed all three exams will be entitled to use the CP3P credential.

The Foundation aims to standardize their knowledge of the Public Private Partnerships 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 Public Private Partnerships 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.

Target Audience

This certification is aimed at individuals who are involved in Public Private Partnerships projects, who require a working knowledge of the key principles of financing Public Private Partnerships projects, who need to know the terminology used and some of the theory behind the Public Private Partnerships financing structures. It is also the introduction to the higher level Practitioner certification and therefore includes all those who are the target audience for that certification.
Exam Format

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required (out of 50 available) to pass: 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book.

The purpose of the Preparation certification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of the importance and general content of a Public Private Partnerships Framework and application of Public Private Partnerships Project Identification, Screening, Appraisal and Preparation Processes in a given governmental context.

Target Audience

Individuals who work on, or are preparing to work on, the development or implementation of Public Private Partnership policies or the initiation and preparation of Public Private Partnerships projects, mostly public sector officials and practitioners and their advisors and consultants. Private sector (private industry i.e. developers, contractors, investors and financiers) has an interest as a way to better understand the Public Private Partnerships concept as an asset/business opportunity, and Government objectives and institutional arrangements.

Exam Format

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 4 questions
  • 20 question lines, giving a total of 80 marks
  • Pass mark 40/80 (50%)
  • 150 minute duration
  • Reference to the candidates own annotated PPP Guide is permitted during the exam
The purpose of the Execution certification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply the structuring and drafting Process of Public Private Partnerships tender documents and the Public Private Partnerships contract, the tendering and awarding of PPP contracts, and the management of PPP contracts during the Construction and Operations Phases.

Target Audience

Individuals who are involved in the structuring and tendering of PPP projects, and the management of PPP contracts, mostly public sector officials and practitioners and their advisors and consultants. Private sector (private industry i.e. developers, contractors, investors and financiers) who have an interest as a way to better understand:
• The PPP concept as a procurement method
• Government tender processes
• Structuring of the PPP contract
• Management of a PPP contract
• Government’s perspective of the construction and operations phases

Exam Format

The Execution exam is based on chapters 5 to 8 of the PPP Certification Guide. The exam is based on a fictional scenario, is 2½ hours in duration, and has 4 main questions each worth 20 marks and the pass mark is 40 out of a possible 80 marks. Candidates will be permitted to refer to the PPP Certification Guide during the Execution examination.

PPP Guide

The PPP Guide Covers the Following Chapters

  • Public Private Partnerships Introduction and Overview
  • Establishing a Public Private Partnerships Framework
  • Project Identification And Public Private Partnerships Screening
  • Appraising Public Private Partnerships Projects
  • Structuring and Drafting the Tender and Contract
  • Tendering and Awarding the Contract
  • Strategy Delivery and Commissioning
  • Operations and Handback

The Relationship Between the PPP Guide and the Credentials

This PPP Guide has been designed as a stand-alone publication that compiles and describes elements of good practice for those considering and implementing a PPP.  This Guide is the core of the Certified PPP Professional CP3P Program, which offers a brand-new credential, called CP3P, for PPP practitioners.

Audience for the PPP Guide

The PPP Guide is intended for individuals who are working on any aspect of a PPP, or individuals with an interest in PPPs. Its content is relevant to both public and private sector employees, and to countries at all levels of development.

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PPP In Africa

Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships Good Practice Across Africa

The continued population growth across Africa has resulted in increased demand for infrastructure development. This has in turn driven a significant rise in the number of investors seeking opportunities in this region. To support this increase in demand, more and more countries across Africa are now seeking the public sector skills needed to run successful PPP contracts.

Supporting global interest in the African PPP market

The Certified PPP Professional CP3P Program has been designed to improve the quality of PPPs worldwide. CP3P already playing an important role in enhancing knowledge and establishing good practices for PPP professionals in Africa and across the globe. The Certified PPP Professional CP3P Program aims to develop the capability of individuals responsible for the management of PPPs. It supports them to meet infrastructure demands and stimulate economic development.

Significant Benefits for Governments

  • The Certified PPP Professional CP3P Program increases the likelihood of developing and implementing a successful Public Private Partnerships program that delivers the right projects effectively and efficiently. Furthermore, CP3P provides Value for Money solutions to society’s infrastructure needs;
  • Public Private Partnerships facilitates access to international investors. Therefore following internationally recognised good practice as set out in the Guide, a government can increase the attractiveness of its Public Private Partnerships program to these businesses. As a result this can further improve the Value for Money outcomes of the program; and
  • CP3P aids knowledge transfer and equips public officials and their advisors to better learn from the vast pool of international experience in Public Private Partnerships.

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