AWS Consulting Partners

Helping customers design, build, and manage workloads on AWS

AWS Consulting Partners are professional, consulting, or managed 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. Unlock more benefits and programs as you progress through the AWS Consulting Tiers and grow with AWS Partner Network (APN).

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


Do you have a software solution that runs on or is integrated with AWS?

AWS Consulting Partner Benefits and Requirements


APN Program availability may vary per region

Download full list of AWS Consulting Partner benefits »


  • APN Fee

    APN Fee

    AWS Select Tier

    AWS Advanced Tier

    AWS Premier Tier

    Annual APN Fee





  • Knowledge Requirements

    Knowledge Requirements

    AWS Select Tier

    AWS Advanced Tier

    AWS 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

    AWS Select Tier

    AWS Advanced Tier

    AWS 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

    Must include AWS Competency, AWS MSP, or AWS Well-Architected



    Sustained Attainment of AWS Consulting Partner Tier Criteria


    >6 months


  • Customer Success Requirements

    Customer Success Requirements

    AWS Select Tier

    AWS Advanced Tier

    AWS Premier Tier

    Publicly Referenceable Customers




    Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Responses




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

AWS Consulting Partner Journey

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

Once you register with the APN, you will receive an email with your AWS 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 AWS Consulting Partner journey.

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

AWS Consulting Partner Success Stories

Hear from our AWS Premier Consulting Partners driving innovation for their customers.

View Partner Success Stories on the APN Blog »