ShipleyUniversity® offers two levels of certification for business development professionals seeking to validate their learning and course completion.
The two business development certification levels are:
Basic - Completion of 10 learning units from Shipley courses or equivalent courses (6 core units in capture, proposal management, and proposal development/writing; plus 4 elective units) Courses equivalent in learning objectives, quality, and hands-on learning are considered for credit.
Advanced - Demonstrated expertise in a specific business development area such as Proposal Management (PM) through APMP’s program or Capture Management through Shipley.
Professionals who are ShipleyUniversity®, Basic Certified and who achieve the Professional Level of APMP Certification qualify for Advanced Certification in Proposal Management from ShipleyUniversity®.
Certification in Capture Management allows Capture and Opportunity Managers to validate their experience and credentials and is offered exclusively from Shipley Associates. Certification in Capture Management does not require completion of the ShipleyUniversity core learning units. However, this certification does qualify the candidate for Advanced Certification in Capture Management from ShipleyUniversity if the candidate has met all Basic Certification requirements. Learn more »
As the first global Approved Training Organization (ATO) through the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), Shipley offers coaching sessions for business development professionals seeking accreditation from APMP. Coaching sessions for preparation for the Foundation Level APMP certification exam are provided by Shipley in three formats:
Online, self-paced training (e-learning) - This option allows you to learn at your own pace wherever you have internet access. The course includes a sample exam and access to the study guide with all necessary reference material. Click here for more online learning information.
Live, classroom coaching - As an Approved Training Organization, Shipley can come to your company’s location to conduct a coaching session and administer the Foundation Level exam.
Webinars for distance learning - Shipley can conduct live, real-time webinars for your employees across the globe to help prepare professionals for the Foundation Level exam.
All Shipley training workshops also qualify for CEU (continuing education units) for ongoing requirements of APMP certification.