What is Shipley Business Development Certification?

  • This certification program is based on Shipley’s knowledge of best practices of business development in the industry. Shipley certification is a credential you can use to bolster your resume and excel in your career. Just take Shipley courses and obtain the required number of units to receive your certification.

How do I become Shipley Business Development Certified?

  • Take the 3 core courses and 4 elective units. Keep track of your certificates and email Shipley when your units are complete. We will send your certificate or let you know if you have anything else to complete.

Can I obtain certification online?

  • Yes! Our 3 core courses are now offered online. Combine them with our self-paced courses to obtain your Shipley Business Development Certification online.

Do I need to apply for certification?

  • Just keep track of the certificates you receive from Shipley. When you’ve completed all the necessary courses/requirements you will receive your Shipley Business Development Certificate.

What is the cost for the full certification?

  • The cost varies depending on your needs and schedule. Shipley offers many courses in combination with other courses. These combinations are discounted a little, so when you are able to take a combination course your cost for overall training will be less. We encourage you to take the courses that work best for you.

Can I purchase certification up front and choose my courses later?

  • Because pricing varies for each attendee, we recommend that you purchase your courses according to your schedule and keep track of your certificates. If you know what courses you would like to take in advance, you may purchase them all together.

Do you offer discounts for those who want to become Shipley certified?

  • However, we do offer a $100 discount for registering 30 days prior to the start of a workshop. Just enter EARLYBIRD at checkout.

How does Shipley certification differ from APMP certification?

  • Shipley’s certification is based on the training in which you participate. APMP is based on the knowledge you have and your APMP test scores. Both certifications benefit each other.

How does Shipley certification benefit me?

  • More and more businesses are requesting Shipley training/certification for applicants.
    • Indeed Online Job Board—“Training in Shipley process is desirable.”
    • LinkedIn Job Post—“Business development and proposal development/proposal development process training (Shipley Associates Certification or equivalent)

Career Builder Online Job Board—“Completion of proposal training, such as Shipley”