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

As an APN Consulting Partner you will gain access to a range of resources and training to support your customers deploy, run, and manage applications in the AWS Cloud.


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APN Consulting Partners can achieve one of four performance tiers based on training, customer engagements, and overall business investment on AWS. These tiers are: Registered, Standard, Advanced, and Premier. By increasing your firm's level of AWS expertise and engagement, you can advance through APN's tiers to receive additional benefits.

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  • Partner Benefits


    Registered Standard Advanced Premier

    Access to AWS Grid

    Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Access to AWS Syndicated Marketing
    Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Use of APN Logo
      Yes Yes Yes
    Company Profile in the AWS Partner Directory   Yes Yes Yes
    Featured Listing in the AWS Partner Directory     Yes Yes
    Featured on APN Premier Partner Page       Yes
    AWS-Written Case Study Featuring Partner       Yes
    Priority Access to Conduct AWS Customer-Facing Webinars       Yes
    APN PROGRAMS       Yes

    Eligible to Apply for APN FastTrack Program

    • AWS Training Subsidies & Enablement Tools
    • Access to Free AWS Usage Credits for Development & Proof-of-Concepts
    • Market Development Funding

    Eligible for Acceleration Funding Program

    • AWS Training Subsidies & Enablement Tools
    • Access to Free AWS Usage Credits for Development
    • Expanded Proof-of-Concepts Funding
    • Expanded Market Development Funding
        Yes Yes
    Eligible for the AWS Channel Reseller Program
      Yes Yes Yes
    Eligible for the AWS Managed Service Program   Yes Yes Yes
    Eligible for the APN Competency Program   Yes Yes Yes
    Access to APN Partner Webinars & Webinar Library Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Free Online Training & Accreditations Yes Yes Yes Yes
    20% Discount on Instructor-Led AWS Training Yes Yes Yes Yes
    $2,500 in Free AWS Usage Credits   Yes Yes Yes
    Eligible for Free AWS Usage Credits for Development
        Yes Yes
    Access to NDA Roadmap Webinars     Yes Yes
    AWS Partner Educate Training     Yes Yes
    AWS Partner Account Manager       Yes
    Named AWS Solution Architect       Yes
    Complimentary AWS Professional Service Boot Camp Training       Yes
    Access to the APN Portal
    Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Access to AWS Business and Technical Content & Documentation
    Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Access to the Customer Opportunity Registration Tool Yes Yes Yes Yes
    AWS Test Drive Access & Program Credits   Yes Yes Yes
    Eligible for AWS Funding for Customer Proof-of-Concepts     Yes Yes
    Eligible for Demand Generation Campaigns       Yes
    2 Weeks Free AWS Professional Services for Qualified Opportunities       Yes

    Some APN Benefits are subject to additional requirements, Terms and Conditions as described in the APN Portal and applicable Program Guidelines. All APN Benefits are provided on a yearly basis based on the APN Partner’s eligibility for each benefit and may not be available in all geographies and markets.

  • Partner Requirements

    Requirements Standard
    APN Program Fee $2,500/year $2,500/year $2,500/yr.
    AWS Public Customer References




    Technical Professional Accreditations or Instructor-Led Training




    Business Professional Accreditations




    AWS Certifications - Associate Level




    AWS Certifications - Professional Level  



    Minimum Direct and Influenced AWS Billings (3 month average)



    >$250,000/mo. w/min. of $25,000/mo. Direct

    AWS Support Level




    APN Competency




    Audited Managed Service Partner     Yes

    AWS Partner Practice Plan




    Dedicated Partner Alliance Manager for AWS




    Dedicated Project Manager for AWS




    Adheres to AWS Security Best Practices (*Details Below)




    Detailed Terms and Conditions for the Requirements are available through the APN Portal. Acceptance into APN Tiers is at the sole discretion of AWS. APN Partners currently in APN Tiers must comply with the above requirements by December 31, 2015 to remain in current Tier.

    *AWS Security Best Practices for APN Partners

Whether you're a new APN Partner in the emerging stages of building a business on AWS, or a more established APN Partner seeking to deepen your relationship with AWS, the APN can help your firm succeed on AWS. Follow the steps below to get started today.

APN Consulting Partner Registration: Register your firm at no cost via the APN Consulting Partner Registration

Log in to the APN Portal: Once registered, your firm will receive an email with your APN Portal login credentials and temporary password. Using those credentials, log in to the APN Portal

Add Portal Users: To add APN Portal users from your firm, send the APN Portal Self-Registration link to activate their logins

Update Partner Scorecard: Track your firm’s AWS success (customer wins, training, etc.) via your Partner Scorecard in the APN Portal

If your firm is already a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), use the links below to access the APN Portal:

Have Additional Questions? Search the APN Knowledge Base.

APN Partners are encouraged to take advantage of our training and enablement tools designed to help them grow their AWS practice.

  • Earn APN Partner Accreditations: APN offers partners e-learning courses to help technical and business individuals to deepen their knowledge of AWS services. Accreditation courses are available online via the APN Portal at no cost.
  • Earn AWS Certifications: Get validation for your proven experience with AWS. AWS Certifications recognize IT professionals who demonstrate the skills and technical knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and managing applications on AWS. We offer certification across technical roles and levels of proficiency. Visit the AWS Certification page to learn more.
  • APN Partner Webinars: Take advantage of webinars focused on educating and enabling partners on technical, marketing, and business topics. Register and learn more here.
  • AWS Syndicated Marketing: Showcase AWS on your own website and generate leads through a custom embedded web page. Learn more about how the AWS Syndicated Marketing platform can automatically update your website content.
  • Sign up for AWS Support: AWS recommends that all APN Partners have at least baseline technical support from AWS in order to serve their end customers on AWS. To select an AWS Support plan to best fit your firm’s needs, please review Support Plans and pricing here.

Once your firm meets APN’s Standard Tier requirements, apply to upgrade to receive additional APN benefits. APN Partners interested in upgrading their membership can submit their application by following the below steps: