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.

  • 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 AWS Partner Directory   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 APN Competency Program   Yes Yes Yes
    Eligible for the AWS Test Drive   Yes 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 Well-Architected Review   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.