Certified PPP Professional Foundation

Act as an informed member of a PPP finance team

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

The candidate should be able to recall, recognize and demonstrate understanding of the established procedures, roles and institutional responsibilities that determine how the Government selects, implements and manages PPP projects, as outlined in the PPP Guide, including terms used, Process sequences and roles involved.

Target Audience

This certification is intended for individuals who are involved in PPP projects, who require a working knowledge of the key principles of financing PPP projects, who need to know the terminology used and some of the theory behind the PPP 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.


The following areas are covered during this event:


  1. Introducing and Scoping the PPP Concept
  2. Private Participation in Public Infrastructure and Services: What is and is not a PPP
  3. Types of PPP and Terminology Issues
  4. Where PPPs are Used – Infrastructure Sectors
  5. When to Use PPPs: Motivations and Caveats
  6. Typical Basic Structure of a PPP Project
  7. How a Private Finance PPP Project is Financed
  8. Causes of Project Failure
  9. Introduction to the PPP Framework Concept and Initial Framework Considerations
  10. An Overview of the PPP Process Cycle

Event Duration

This event is conducted over 3 days. Day 3 is reserved for a mock exam and review. The official APMG-International exam takes place on day 3 of the event. Registration must be completed 3 weeks prior to the course start date. 20 – 30 hours pre-course study is required for this event. Failure to complete the required pre course work will likely leave delegates unable to withstand course work during the event.

Prepare for the Exam


  • Exam Readiness Package
  • Live Online Virtual Training
  • Self-Study
  • Classroom Training

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