APN Technology Partners provide software solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with, the AWS platform. Technology Partners include Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), SaaS, PaaS, developer tools, management and security vendors.

As an APN Technology Partner you will gain access to a variety of tools, training, and support that can enable you to more efficiently build your solutions on AWS.


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

Qualified APN Technology Partners are eligible for a wide range of benefits, including:

Benefits Registered Standard Advanced
Partner Training Yes Yes Yes
Access to APN Portal Yes Yes Yes
Partner Webinars and Events Yes Yes Yes
Access to AWS Grid Yes Yes Yes
Partner Newsletter Yes Yes Yes
AWS Credits   $2,000/yr.† $2,000/yr.†
APN Partner Logo   Technology Partner logo Advanced Technology Partner logo
Listing in the AWS Partner Directory   Listing Advanced Listing

APN has a global set of requirements to help create a path of success for all partners to follow. As partners deepen their experience on AWS, they progress through the network tiers. Requirements for APN Technology Partners are outlined below by tier:

Requirements Registered Standard Advanced
# Products on AWS >1 product in Public Beta >1 product in General Availability
# AWS Customer References (public or private)   2 4
Min. AWS Billings (3 mo. avg.)   >$1,000/mo. >$25,000/mo.
AWS Support   Developer or higher AWS Support Business or higher AWS Support
Annual Program Fee   $2,000/yr. $2,000/yr.

† AWS Credits can be applied toward AWS Services, as well as AWS Support subscriptions.
‡ Program fees are annual, paid up-front and non-refundable. All payments will be made in accordance with the payment terms set forth in your agreement with us governing your use of the AWS services.

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

  • 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, login to the APN Portal
  • Update Partner Scorecard: Track your firm’s AWS success (customer wins, products, 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

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 at no cost via the APN Portal. Follow the steps below to earn AWS Technical Professional & AWS Business Professional Accreditations:
    • Step #1: Log in to the APN Portal 
    • Step #2: Click on “Training” from top navigation
    • Step #3: Click “AWS Training Portal”
    • Step #4: Complete AWS Technical & Business Professional Accreditation courses and quizzes
  • APN Partner Webinars: Partners are encouraged to take advantage of partner webinars focused on educating and enabling partners on technical, marketing, and business topics. Register here for partner webinars and hear directly from AWS technical and business thought leaders on topics like: AWS TCO, pricing, new AWS services, running enterprise applications on AWS, how to use AWS Grid, and more.
  • Download Partner Content: Search from a repository of partner-focused technical and business content designed to support your firm in building its AWS practice, such as technical whitepapers, reference architectures, and current presentations. Log in to the APN Portal to download content at any time.
  • Sign up for AWS Support: AWS recommends that all 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. Partners interested in Upgrading their APN membership, can submit their application by following the below steps:

In addition to joining APN, APN Technology Partners can take advantage of programs focused on providing marketing and business support in key areas of their AWS business. Learn more about a specific partner program by clicking on the programs below: