APN Consulting Partners

Helping customers design, build, and manage their workloads on AWS

AWS Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers of all types and sizes accelerate their journey to the cloud. These professional services firms include system integrators, strategic consultancies, agencies, managed service providers (MSPs), and value-added resellers.

AWS Premier Tier Partners are the most experienced AWS Consulting Partners and recognized as leaders in their respective geographical, vertical, or horizontal markets. They have extensive experience in providing consulting, professional or managed services at scale to a larger number of AWS customers. The AWS Premier Tier Partners have deep technical expertise with multiple Partner program validations and demonstrated customer success in deploying solutions on AWS.


APN Consulting Partner Benefits and Requirements


APN Program availability may vary per region

Download full list of APN Consulting Partner benefits »


  • APN Program Fee

    APN Program Fee

    APN Select tier

    APN Advanced tier

    APN Premier tier

    Annual APN Program Fee





  • Knowledge Requirements

    Knowledge Requirements

    APN Select tier

    APN Advanced tier

    APN Premier tier

    Accredited Individuals

    Min. 4
    2 Technical, 2 Business

    Min. 8
    4 Technical, 4 Business

    Min. 20
    10 Technical, 10 Business

    AWS Foundational Certified Individuals




    AWS Technical Certified Individuals


    Min. 3  Professional or Specialty

    Min. 10  Professional or Specialty


  • Experience Requirements

    Experience Requirements

    APN Select tier

    APN Advanced tier

    APN Premier tier

    Launched Opportunities

    3 Launched Opportunities
    (Total MRR>=$1,500)

    20 Launched Opportunities
    (Total MRR>=$10,000)

    50 Launched Opportunities
    (Total MRR>=$50,000)

    Partner Business Plan




    Executive Business Review



    Technical Program Validations



    Sustained Attainment of APN Premier Tier Criteria


    >6 months


    * Must include AWS MSP Designation or AWS DevOps Competency

  • Customer Success Requirements

    Customer Success Requirements

    APN Select tier

    APN Advanced tier

    APN Premier tier

    Publicly Referenceable Customers




    Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Responses





    Detailed Terms and Conditions for the above requirements are available through APN Partner Central.

APN Consulting Partner Journey

Get started on your APN Consulting Partner journey by registering with the APN. Make the most of the resources available to you as you progress through your APN tiers.

Once you register with the APN, you will receive an email with your APN Partner Central credentials. You will require these credentials to access valuable trainings, webcasts, best practices, whitepapers, and many more resources listed on this page to support you on your APN Consulting Partner journey.

  • Step 1: Register with the APN
  • Step 2: Achieve the APN Select tier
  • Step 3: Achieve the APN Advanced tier
  • Step 4: Achieve the APN Premier tier

APN Consulting Partner Success Stories

Learn about the journey of some of our APN Premier Consulting Partners.

View Partner Success Stories on the APN Blog »

AWS Partner Success: Accenture

AWS Partner Success: Velocity

AWS Partner Success: Cloud Technology Partners (CTP)

AWS Partner Success: Logicworks

AWS Partner Success: Slalom Consulting

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