Certified PPP Professional (CP3P)

Gain global recognition for your proficiency in PPPs

The APMG PPP Certification Programme was developed by the APM Group International. Training Bytesize has put more people through the PPP exams than any other training provider so you can be assured of the best learning experience regardless of where you are in the world.

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 Foundation exam is a pre-requisite to the higher levels and once you have passed all 3 exams you will be a certified PPP Professional (Cp3p). Training Bytesize offers the following levels of certification and exams can be arranged anywhere around the globe:

(level 1)

The Foundation level is aimed at individuals working at a basic level of PPP implementation, with little or no prior experience.

It aims to standardize their knowledge of the PPP 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 PPP 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.

Foundation exam
Preparation Stage
(level 2)

The Preparation exam is aimed at individuals involved in the development or implementation of PPP Frameworks or the initiation and preparation of PPP projects, mostly public sector officials, practitioners and their advisors or consultants.

Private sector candidates may benefit from a greater understanding of the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity.

The exam tests whether candidates have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PPP Frameworks and PPP Project Identification, Screening, Appraisal and Preparation Processes in a given governmental context.

Preparation exam
Execution Stage
(level 3)

The Execution exam is aimed at individuals involved in the structuring and tendering of PPP projects and the management of PPP contracts, mostly public sector officials, practitioners and their advisors or consultants.

Private sector candidates may benefit from a greater understanding of the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity.

The exam tests whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply the structuring and drafting process of PPP tender documents and the PPP contracts, as well as the management of PPP contracts during the Construction and Operations Phases.

Execution exam
All If a candidate sits all three exams and completes them successfully, they can be awarded the CP3P credential. CP3P

CP3P Foundation Course Syllabus

Governments around the world now understand that public-private partnerships (PPPs) can be an important option to help meet infrastructure and basic service needs while contributing to a reduction in poverty. By bundling construction and service delivery, PPPs offer the possibility of improved accountability, greater innovation, and long-term efficiencies. However, to get the hoped-for benefits of PPPs, public sector officials and managers need to develop and maintain skills and capacities to identify, assess, and procure PPPs – and, once the project is up and running, to manage the contract and regulatory requirements.

Will CP3P Foundation be right for you?

Specialists involved in all phases of PPP projects – including public sector employees, advisors, and financial and legal experts, among many others – will benefit tremendously from pursuit of the CP3P credential. Individuals possessing the credential signal their expertise in PPP practice, which gives organizations employing these qualified professionals greater credibility in the marketplace by demonstrating the technical competence of those assigned to PPP initiatives.

• The new qualification standardises best practice across the globe
• Provides a road map or method through managing PPP projects
• Ensure you are aligned with acknowledged standards in PPP
• Learn the common language of PPP so the whole supply chain uses a uniform language
• Be recognised as a leader in promoting standards in PPP
• Work in an established and structured approach with supporting templates
• Includes elements of finance to help with procurement
• Ideal for construction projects

The benefits are better working practices and common standards and knowledge across the organisation and supply chain. Ad hoc training costs are reduced significantly, and the option of online and workshop training, gives flexibility to all potential students.

CP3P Foundation Exam Format

Multiple choice format
50 questions per paper
25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
40 minutes duration

Why study this course with Training Bytesize?

We like to think of ourselves as innovative and always investing in our people, processes and courses. This is reflected in our customer base, a growing list of blue-chip clients, and 100% renewals of annual contracts. The customer comes first, and everything we do is to make the training experience work for the company and its students, supporting them prior to, during and more importantly after the training is complete.

Training Byte Size is a UK based training company, with a specialism in CP3P/PPP training, and a network of specialist partners that between us have extensive experience of delivering CP3P training solutions around the world, in multiple languages. We are committed to continual investment in certified CP3P training, now offering the complete range of certification, from Foundation, Preparation and Execution. Our trainers have over 15 years real life PPP experience behind them, and are passionate subject matter experts. Current languages supported include English, French and Russian.

We have successfully trained more people to pass the CP3P exams around the world than any other provider and have a great network of accredited trainers with consulting as well as training experience, who can bring life experience to the training courses. We work with many blue-chip clients including the World Bank, and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

All trainers are fully accredited by APMG to deliver CP3P courses that can provide a range of online, virtual or classroom based training. They are backed by a team of administrators and support staff to provide a great learning experience, from start to finish.

We guarantee you a personal experience and will go above and beyond to offer you the highest quality training and support and this is reflected in our 5* reviews at independent review site www.reviews.co.uk


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