What is Capture Practitioner certification?

Capture Practitioner is the newest addition to APMP’s certification programme. It assesses the knowledge and skills that demonstrate proficiency in capture management.

About APMP certification

APMP Certification is the global standard for developing and demonstrating proposal management competency, offering the only industry-recognised certification program for bid and proposal professionals.

  • Demonstrates personal commitment to your career and profession.

  • Improves business development capabilities and skill sets.

  • Creates a focus on best practices.

  • Fosters respect and credibility among peers, clients, and organisational leaders.

  • Reinforces bid and proposal management as an important role in an organisation.

Why learn with BidCraft?

You’ll be learning with the first two people to pass the Capture Practitioner exam, so we can share the best tips and practicalities to help you become exam-ready

  • Capture Experience

    We've extensive real-world capture experience so we can guide you through what’s behind the exam questions.

  • Flexibility

    You can learn at your own pace, where and when you want. We know what it's like with bid deadlines. You control the pace.

  • Live Q&A

    If you have questions, you can talk to us live and in discussion groups. You'll not be left on your own.

What people say

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Wonderful training!

Heather Kirkpatrick, CP APMP

Thanks for a thorough overview. The format of this training is excellent, and breakout of the material is remarkable. The clear design is very helpful and...

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Thanks for a thorough overview. The format of this training is excellent, and breakout of the material is remarkable. The clear design is very helpful and I like how it is designed with the 8 syllabus areas on the exam. It is so easy to listen to both Jon and Eve. The format of the training videos is really easy to follow and I feel set up for success on the exam. I really appreciate all the work you put into the training and the live sessions were great!

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Am I eligible?

Anyone can take this course, but to be eligible to sit the exam you must:

  • be an APMP member

  • have at least three years' experience in the capture, sales, bid, and/or proposal fields

  • have a sponsor that can confirm your experience

How am I assessed?

You’re assessed via a 2.5-hour, online objective test examination that involves:

  • an opportunity scenario

  • questions (about the scenario) that have been designed to test your knowledge and understanding of APMP best practices at two recognised learning levels

  • combining your experience with APMP recommended practices as laid out in their Body of Knowledge

Watch Intro Video

Welcome video

Course curriculum

Check out the free preview lessons to get a feel for what the course contains

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Prepare

    • Welcome!

    • The journey to practitioner

    • First things first

    • Being proctored

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Book

    • Booking the exam

    • Test your learning

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Practice

    • Practice the sample exam

    • Live Q&A

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Revise

    • What to revise

    • Planning & scheduling

    • Team management & selection

    • Decision gates & reviews

    • Developing and managing tactics

    • Developing and managing strategy

    • Price to win

    • Presentations & negotiations

    • Leadership & communications

  • 6

    Chapter 5: The exam

    • Introducing the OTE exam

    • Exam strategies

    • Exam duration and time management

    • Exam structure and question types

    • Practice the exam question types

    • Exam layout and navigation

    • The authority for correct answers

    • Exam checklist

    • Test your learning

    • Live Q&A

  • 7

    One last chapter

    • Next steps

    • Are you exam-ready?


You can buy the course on its own, or with the exam included. There are no hidden fees or taxes, and you can bring as many bags onboard as you like!

What's included?

You get access to an integrated learning system that gives you a long list of benefits. It’s a lot of bang for your buck.

  • Free course preview – try before you buy

  • 35 lessons spanning over 2.5 hours of learning in a range of formats including video, screencasts, text, surveys, and quizzes

  • 90 days of unlimited access to the whole course content

  • Tips and advice from people with extensive capture management experience who’ve also taken and passed the exam

  • Step by step screencast guidance on preparing, booking the exam, practicing, revising and the exam environment

  • Practical advice on sample exam questions

  • Discussion groups to learn with others

  • Live Q&A to answer any burning questions

  • A course workbook with checklists and tips for you to download

Your own course workbook to download

We’ve given you a free workbook to support any self-directed study. The workbook contains useful guidance, checklists, and space to scribble notes and record actions. Of course, you don’t have to use it – we won’t be marking your homework – but we think it'll help.
Front cover of your course workbook with Dave

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  • What kit do I need to take the exam?

    Because it's an online exam with remote proctoring you'll need a webcam, mic, and a good internet connection. You can use two monitors but they must be connected to a single device.

  • Is it an open-book exam?

    Yes. You're allowed to have APMP's Body of Knowledge open in your web browser and the APMP Opportunity/Capture Practitioner OTE Preparation Guide (there's a useful Industry Glossary of Terms at the back).

  • If I take this course does it mean that I’m guaranteed to pass the exam?

    There are no guarantees in life but taking this course will help you to be as prepared as you possibly can. We’ve sat and passed the exam, so we can show you what to expect, what you need to know, and what it’ll be like.

  • Why do I need a course to prepare for an exam?

    Objective test exams (OTE) are different to multiple choice exams. Multiple choice exams test your ability to know and understand facts. OTEs are different in style. In an OTE, the questions test your ability to apply your knowledge of APMP best practices at two recognised learning levels: Learning Level 3 - 'Application of best practices for a given situation within a scenario'; and Learning Level 4 - 'Separation of a complex idea into its constituent parts and an understanding of organisation and relationship between the parts'. This includes realising the distinction between hypothesis and fact as well as between relevant and extraneous variables. The learning levels are defined in Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives (1956). That's why!

  • Where can I find the resources and information I need to study for the exam?

    This course includes lessons that cover the key syllabus topics in the exam. You can find these in Chapter 4 of the course. We also advise that you read the recommended sections of APMP’s Body of Knowledge, which is available to APMP members at www.apmp.org.

  • Can I take a practice exam?

    Yes. It’s a 2.5-hour exam, just like the real exam, and will help you understand the layout and OTE exam nuances. You can take the practice exam by visiting https://sampleexams.apmg-international.com/Marlin/SamplePapers.aspx and selecting "APMP Capture Practitioner" from the dropdown menu. Be aware that the scenario will be different from the real exam.

  • Who administers the exams?

    The APMP certification programme is administered by The APM Group Ltd. The APM Group is a leading accreditation, certification and qualification organisation recognised internationally by government agencies.

  • How much does the exam cost?

    Check out APMP’s published pricelist for the latest information, including news of special limited period discounts, at https://www.apmp.org/page/AccreditPriceList.

  • Do I need to maintain my certification?

    Certification will remain valid as long as you record ongoing professional development activity in your personal profile on the APMP website. You must record a minimum of 40 continuing education units (CEU) in every two-year period following your qualification.

Still have questions?

Call us on +44 (0)7590 402289 or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you.