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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.

We have recently enhanced the APN benefits available to you in 2019, including new funding and promotional credits. We will be launching new APN tier requirements April 1, 2019.

To learn more about these changes, see our post on the APN Blog >>

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.

See the matrix of benefits & requirements below, and visit the Technology Journey page to learn how to unlock more benefits. 

  • Partner Benefits


    Registered Standard Advanced Competency Partners

    APN Partner Portal for Partner-only content and enablement

    Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Access to APN Webcast for technical and program videos Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Online Business & Technical Training & Accreditations Yes Yes Yes Yes
    20% Discount on AWS Instructor-Led Training Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Eligible for the AWS SaaS Program Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Use of APN Logo   Yes Yes Yes
    Company Profile in the Partner Solutions Finder   Yes Featured
    Access to self-service and agency marketing platform - APN Marketing Central
      Yes Yes Yes
    Eligible for free AWS usage via the Innovation Sandbox*   Yes Yes+ Yes++
    Eligible for free AWS usage for qualified Proof-of-Concepts*   Yes Yes+ Yes++
    Eligible for Free AWS usage for Free Trial Campaigns*   Yes Yes+ Yes++
    Eligible for AWS Instructor-Led Training Vouchers**   Yes Yes Yes+
    Eligible for the AWS Public Sector Partner Program   Yes Yes Yes
    Eligible for the APN Competency Program     Yes Yes
    Eligible for joint AWS Customer-Facing Webinars     Yes Yes
    Eligible for Market Development Funding     Yes Yes++
    Eligible for an AWS-Written Case Study     Yes Yes

    *Standard, Advanced and Competency Partners may qualify for APN Funding Benefits. The check plus denotes larger funding benefits.

    **As part of APN Funding Programs, partners may be eligible for significantly reduced-cost training vouchers to achieve APN program requirements.

    For each benefit described above, an APN Technology Partner that is also a Competency Partner will only receive the applicable benefit level that is more favorable to that APN Technology Partner, as determined by AWS. Some APN Benefits are subject to additional requirements, Terms and Conditions as described in the APN Portal and applicable Program Guidelines. All APN Benefits are provided on a yearly basis based on the APN Partner’s eligibility for each benefit and may not be available in all geographies and markets. Acceptance into APN Tiers is at the sole discretion of AWS.

  • Partner Requirements

    Requirements Standard
    APN Program Fee $2,500/year $2,500/year
    Products in General Availability on AWS


    Minimum Direct, Influenced and Marketplace Monthly AWS Billings OR APN Competency (3 Month Average)


    $50,000 or APN Competency

    AWS Technical Validation   Yes
    Customer References on AWS 2 6
    AWS Support Level



    Validated Support Statement for AWS on Partner’s Website


    AWS Partner Practice Plan   Yes

    Dedicated Partner Alliance Manager for AWS


    Detailed Terms and Conditions for the above requirements are available through the APN Portal. As of January 1, 2016, partners applying for an APN tier upgrade must adhere to all requirements outlined above. Partners that are at the Standard or Advanced tier by December 31, 2015 must achieve all 2016 requirements by September 1, 2016 to remain Standard or Advanced. Acceptance into APN Tiers is at the sole discretion of AWS.

  • APN Technology Partner Registration: Register your firm at no cost via the APN Technology Partner Registration.
  • 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, log in to the APN Portal
  • Add Portal Users: To add APN Portal users from your firm, send the APN Portal 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 the APN Portal

Need Support Accessing 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.

APN 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 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.
  • APN Partner Webinars: Take advantage of webinars focused on educating and enabling partners on technical, marketing, and business topics. Register and learn more here.
  • 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. APN Partners interested in upgrading their membership can submit their application by following the below steps:

  • Step #1: Log in to the APN Portal 
  • Step #2: Click on "View Partner Scorecard" from left navigation
  • Step #3: Submit APN compliance details
  • Step #4: Click "Apply to Upgrade"
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