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Why AWS Certification Consent is Important for Individuals and APN Partners

By John Paxton, Sr. Partner Marketing Manager, AWS Training and Certification

Training and Certification-9AWS Certifications are industry-recognized credentials that can enhance your career as well as the standing of your organization’s AWS Partner status.

The amount of time invested in achieving an AWS Certification is no small feat. So, naturally, it’s important for individuals to get recognized for the hard work they have put in.

Since November 2019, AWS Partners have been able to record the AWS Certifications achieved by employees in their organization. However, to get this visibility, individuals who work for AWS Partners must provide consent for this information to be shared with their employer.

In this post, I will outline the value of AWS Certifications to individuals and organizations alike, as well as the process for providing consent to share your certification achievements.

Value to Individuals

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we offer role-based and specialty certifications so individuals can highlight their unique AWS experience and skill set.

According to the 2019 Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report, 52 percent of IT professionals who have achieved an AWS Certification report their expertise is more sought after within their own organization. Furthermore, 45 percent have implemented efficiencies in their roles, and 43 percent reported being faster at performing their job.

Value to AWS Partners

AWS Certifications are a key factor in moving up the AWS Partner Network (APN) tiers. As a company’s AWS Partner status improves, you gain access to more benefits and programs, such as APN funding resources to co-sell with AWS.

When individuals who work for AWS Partners provide consent to share their certification achievements, it enables an organization to track how many AWS Certifications can be attributed to the company overall, as well as which individuals have earned them.

How to Provide AWS Certification Consent

View this how-to video for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to provide consent to share your AWS Certification achievements with your employer.


  1. Sign in to APN Partner Central.
  2. From the home page, click on View My Profile.
  3. Click the Edit button.
  4. Provide the email you used for your AWS Certification.
  5. Check the certification consent box.


We also recently rolled out enhancements to the AWS Certification digital badges to make it even easier to publicly share your achievements.

How to Continue Your AWS Certification Exam Preparation

AWS Training and Certification is continuously looking to enhance your learning experience. To provide the flexibility you need, we have delivered a series of resources to help you continue your AWS Certification journey in remote working conditions.

AWS Certified Exam Readiness Webinars

To help you prepare for your certification exams, AWS Training and Certification offers live, virtual exam readiness webinars that cater to specific AWS Certifications.

An accredited AWS instructor will highlight the primary topics on the exam and help you identify specific areas of study. Each webinar is offered with multiple dates and times, so you can select the virtual class that best fits your schedule.

AWS Certification Online Exams

You can now take all AWS Certification exams from any private space with online proctoring. You do need to ensure you have a reliable internet connection, webcam, and a quiet place to test.


Providing consent to share your AWS Certification achievements can provide significant growth opportunities for both you and your organization.

At AWS Training and Certification, we are constantly seeking new ways to help you enhance your AWS Cloud skills and knowledge, so you can continue delivering innovative solutions for your customers.

Be sure to log in to your APN Partner Central account and get recognized for your achievements today!