The AWS Partner Network (APN) is the global partner program for AWS. It is focused on helping partners build a successful AWS-based business by providing great business, technical, marketing, and GTM support.

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APN is a 3-tiered program comprised of Consulting and Technology Partners, who graduate through the tiers based on their level of engagement with AWS. In addition, partners can join fundamental programs designed to support their unique AWS-based business. Learn more about APN and partner programs below.


APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS. Consulting Partners include System Integrators, Strategic Consultancies, Agencies, Managed Service Providers, and Value-Added Resellers.

APN Technology Partners provide software solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with, the AWS platform. APN Technology Partners include Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), SaaS, PaaS, Developer Tools, Management and Security Vendors.

In addition to joining APN, partners can also take advantage of programs focused on supporting partners in key areas of their AWS business. Learn more about a specific partner program by clicking on the highlighted program below:


APN Partners can earn AWS Business Professional and AWS Technical Professional Accreditations to demonstrate that they can effectively articulate AWS solutions to customers. APN Partner Accreditation courses are available online at no cost through the APN Portal. 

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AWS Certifications recognize IT professionals that possess the skills and technical knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and managing applications on the AWS platform. Earning certification helps you gain visibility and credibility for your proven experience working with AWS.

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