Certified PPP Professional Preparation

Become proficient in preparing PPP projects and implementing or developing PPP frameworks

Certify your ability to:

  • Offer relevant insights in discussions about the value and importance of having a PPP Framework, its objectives and scope, and what it should include;
  • Recognize ways to establish a PPP Framework in different jurisdictions, taking account of existing legal and administrative traditions, and offer alternative approaches;
  • Use an understanding of how the Framework guides each stage of a typical PPP Process to propose and evaluate its application to a given governmental context;
  • Identify the government roles and responsibilities within a PPP Process, and provide insight on how they can be allocated effectively between various government agencies and their Advisors;
  • Help others understand the principles and techniques that enable responsible public financial management of PPPs, and suggest ways to ensure appropriate oversight and transparency of PPP Programs;
  • Help to evaluate whether a project offers sufficient economic benefit to proceed and is technically sound, considering its environmental and social impact;
  • Support the screening of a PPP project with insight into how to avoid the risk of allocating resources into the analysis and structuring of a non-feasible PPP project;
  • Help to define a project management plan and communication plan, ensuring all stakeholders are considered;
  • Support the main activities required to detail the scope of a PPP Project, and help to define its technical requirements and assess technical risks;

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 PPP 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 to better understand the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity, and Government objectives and institutional arrangements.

Event Duration

This event is conducted over 5 days. Day 4 is reserved for a mock exam and review. The official APMG-International Preparation exam takes place on day 5 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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The following areas are covered during this event:

  1. The objectives of this course
  2. PPP Framework – the why and how
  3. PPP Framework objectives
  4. PPP Framework scope
  5. PPP Framework type, legal and administrative tools
  6. The PPP process
  7. Unsolicited Proposals
  8. Institutional responsibilities
  9. Public Finance Management – fiscal commitments
  10. Public Finance Management – oversight
  11. PPP program oversight
  1. The PPP process – start
  2. Selection process
  3. Information Requirements/Data Checklist
  4. Economic soundness
  5. Scoping and testing PPP suitability
  6. Project management plan and governance
  7. Screening report and outcomes
  8. Public Finance Management – fiscal commitments
  1. Intro to the Appraisal Phase
  2. Contract scope, technical requirements, and costs
  3. Contract scope, technical requirements, cost, and risk
  4. Designing the preliminary structure of the PPP
  5. The Financial Model
  6. Assessing the Technical Feasibility
  7. Assessing commercial feasibility
  8. Market sounding
  9. Economic and fiscal feasibility
  10. Impact analysis on deficits and debt
  11. Environmental feasibility
  12. Social feasibility
  13. Legal feasibility
  14. Value for money (VfM) assessment
  15. Procurement strategy and procedures
  16. Formal requirements for appraisal and planning ahead
  17. Appraisal, approvals, and outcomes
  1. Introduction to the structuring phase
  2. Main tasks in the structuring phase
  3. Financial structure
  4. Risk -allocation and structuring
  5. Testing, Marketing and Communicating the Project before Project Launch
  6. Defining Qualification Criteria: Structuring and Drafting the RFQ
  7. Structuring and Drafting the Request for Proposals.
  8. Defining and Drafting Other Commercial Terms and Contract Provisions
  9. Control Check and Approvals before Launching the Tender, and Planning Ahead