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The AWS MSP Partner Program provides qualified APN Partners with technical and business benefits to deliver AWS Cloud services as business solutions to AWS Customers.

The program is designed for APN Consulting Partners who are skilled at cloud infrastructure and application migration, and deliver value to customers by offering proactive monitoring, automation, and management of their customer’s environment.

Learn more about the AWS MSP Partner Program, benefits, and how to get started below.

Business Support
  • Eligible for Free AWS Usage Credits for Development
  • Eligible for Free AWS Usage Credits for Customer Proof of Concepts
  • Access to NDA Roadmap Webinars
Marketing Support
  • Co-Participation at AWS & Industry Events
  • Sales Team Showcase 
  • Eligible for marketing Funds, Programs, & Campaigns 
  • Promoted as an AWS Managed Service Provider Partner on the AWS Website 
  • Access to exclusive MSP Marketing Campaigns and Content
Enablement Support
  • Eligible for AWS Professional Services Workshops
  • Access to MSP Best Practices Guides, Whitepapers, & Resource Library
  • Eligible for Additional AWS Training Subsidies 
  • Reduced Price Certification Bootcamp Class and Free Practice Exam Voucher
APN Membership Advanced or Premier APN Consulting Partner (view requirements)
Customer Engagements ≥ 4 AWS Customer References, including at least 2 publicly referenceable
MSP Validation Completed self-assessment using the AWS MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist

To get started as a AWS MSP Partner, you must register as an AWS Consulting Partner with the AWS Partner Network (APN) and upgrade to the Select Tier (formerly Standard Tier). Follow the steps below to complete APN registration and receive access to APN Partner Central.

  • APN Consulting Partner Registration: Register your firm at no cost via the APN Consulting Partner Registration
  • Log in to APN Partner Central: Once registered, your firm will receive an email with your APN Partner Central login credentials and temporary password. Using those credentials, log in to APN Partner Central
  • Add Partner Central Users: To add APN Partner Central users from your firm, send the APN Partner Central 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 APN Partner Central

Need Support Accessing APN Partner Central? If your firm is already a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), use the links below to access APN Partner Central:

Have Additional Questions? Search the APN Knowledge Base.

In order to qualify to the AWS Managed Service Provider Program, APN Partners must demonstrate the skills and knowledge to effectively leverage AWS solutions to their customers. APN Partners interested in applying to the program are encouraged to utilize the below tools to build their AWS practice.

  • Earn APN Partner Accreditations: APN offers APN 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.
  • Refer to AWS Reference Architecture Center: Apply guidance and best practices from the AWS Architecture Center to build highly scalable and reliable applications in the AWS Cloud.
  • 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.

Upgrade your APN Membership: Once your firm meets APN’s Select 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:

An essential component of the AWS MSP Partner Program is the partner capabilities audit. The audit process is based on the criteria outlined in the AWS MSP Partner Validation Checklist and will be performed by an independent third party.

Step #1: Perform Self-Assessment

Step #2: Prepare for Audit

  • Gather objective evidence corresponding to the checklist items, to be shared as a part of the audit.
  • Compile list of required participants and potential dates for the audit to occur.

Step #3: Send Completed Self-Assessment

  • Send completed self-assessment to when you are ready to schedule your capabilities audit.

Note: The APN Partner’s cost for the Managed Service Provider Partner Program audit will be $3,000 USD, plus auditor travel costs paid to the auditing firm.

APN Partners who’ve demonstrated success on AWS are encouraged to apply for the AWS MSP Partner Program. Follow the steps below to submit your firm’s application:

  • Update Partner Scorecard: Before submitting your application, please make sure your firm’s Partner Scorecard is up-to-date. To access your Partner Scorecard, log in to APN Partner Central and click on “View Partner Scorecard” found in the left navigation.
  • Complete AWS MSP Partner Program Application: Complete the final step by submitting the AWS MSP Partner Program application. Note: You will not see the AWS Managed Service Provider Partner Program application in your APN Scorecard until program prerequisites are met.
  • Log in to APN Partner Central as the Alliance Lead 
  • Select “View My APN Account” from the left side of the page
  • Scroll to “Program Details” section
  • Select “Update” next to AWS MSP Program
  • Fill out Program Application & Click “Submit”
  • Email completed Self-Assessment to

If you have any questions regarding the above instructions, please contact your Partner Development Rep/Manager.

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