AWS Services Partner Tiers

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AWS provides tiers (Select, Advanced, Premier) to recognize organizations that have proven technical expertise and demonstrated customer experience. You can unlock more benefits and resources as you progress through the tiers and grow with AWS.

AWS Select Tier Services Partners are partners with trained and certified individuals, as well as customer experience.

AWS Advanced Tier Services Partners are partners with a strong team of trained and certified technical individuals, and have proven customer experience.

AWS Premier Tier Services Partners are the most experienced partners and recognized as leaders in their respective geographical, vertical, or horizontal markets. They have deep technical expertise with multiple partner program validations and demonstrated success working with a large number of customers at scale.

Explore AWS Services Partner Tiers benefits, requirements, success stories, and how to get started below.

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AWS Services Partner Tiers - Benefits and Requirements


Benefits

APN Program availability may vary per region

Download full list of AWS Consulting Partner benefits »

Requirements

  • APN Fee

    APN Fee

    AWS Select Tier

    AWS Advanced Tier

    AWS Premier Tier

    Annual APN Fee

    $2,500/year

    $2,500/year

    $2,500/year

     

  • Knowledge Requirements

    Knowledge Requirements

    AWS Select Tier

    AWS Advanced Tier

    AWS Premier Tier

    Accredited Individuals

    4
    2 Technical, 2 Business
    Professionals

    8
    4 Technical, 4 Business
    Professionals

    20
    10 Technical, 10 Business
    Professionals

    AWS Foundational Certified Individuals

    2

    4

    10

    AWS Technical Certified Individuals

    2

    6
    Min. 3  Professional or Specialty

    25
    Min. 10  Professional or Specialty

     

  • Experience Requirements

    Experience Requirements

    AWS Select Tier

    AWS Advanced Tier

    AWS Premier Tier

    Launched Opportunities

    3
    (Total MRR>=$1,500)

    20
    (Total MRR>=$10,000)

    50
    (Total MRR>=$50,000)

    Partner Business Plan

     

    Yes

    Yes

    Executive Business Review

       

    Yes

    Technical Program Validations

     

       

    3

    Must include AWS CompetencyAWS 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

     

    2

    6

    Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Responses

     

    20

    30

    Detailed Terms and Conditions for the above requirements are available in AWS Partner Central.

Success Stories

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

View Partner Success Stories on the APN Blog »

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