Public-Private Partnerships Foundation

Public-Private Partnerships Foundation

Learn the basic concepts and essential theory of Public Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships Foundation

(50 customer reviews)


The main objectives of the Public-Private Partnerships Foundation course are to introduce the PPP concept as an option to procure and manage infrastructure, to scope the term for the purpose of the PPP Guide, and to explain its main characteristics.

Delivery format: Classroom, Virtual-Led & E-learning
Certification: Public-Private Partnerships Foundation



Public-Private Partnerships Foundation

The APMG International Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Certification Program is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) and partly funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally. CP3P is the definitive credential to demonstrate to your peers that your abilities are aligned with international PPP good practice.

Public-Private Partnerships are one way to procure infrastructure and services. As explained later in the Public-Private Partnerships Foundation course, the PPP approach may provide significant benefits if and when a number of conditions are met. As PPPs are useful in procuring both infrastructure and services, this course is especially focused on the better use of PPPs as a tool to deliver new or upgraded infrastructure. In this way, the greatest possible value from this procurement option can be extracted in order to help countries fill the infrastructure gap by accessing more private capital and expertise in an efficient and programmatic manner; this is especially true for Emerging Market and Developing Economy (EMDE) countries.

The main objectives of the Public-Private Partnerships Foundation course are to introduce the PPP concept as an option to procure and manage infrastructure, to scope the term for the purpose of the PPP Guide, and to explain its main characteristics. The PPP Foundation course also introduces those aspects of PPPs that will be explained further in the rest of the PPP educational programs. These include the relevance and features of a proper PPP framework and the entire PPP process cycle, including a description of each of the phases that constitutes the process from a practical perspective.

The PPP Certification Program Guide, referred to as the PPP Guide, was written by PPP practitioners. It comprises best practices from many countries and aims to bring a consistency of terms used in PPPs and to increase skills and capacity for the delivery of PPPs. Please see a summary of the PPP Guide below:

Public Private Partnerships Certification PAth

The Public-Private Partnership Foundation Course and Examination are based on Chapter 1, Appendix A, and the Glossary of the PPP Guide.

The APMG Certified PPP professional is a Registered Trade Mark of the APM Group Limited.



Cybiant offers the following learning options for this course:

Self-Paced-Online Learning – 3 months access
The Self-Paced-Online learning option provides students with access to an e-learning environment with pre-recorded lectures, exercises and quizzes. You can complete the course in your own time, at your own pace. The SPO option provides access for 3 months, and includes the official exam.

Virtual Training – 2×2 hours per day
The virtual training option is an online class, thought by a live Cybiant instructor. You will receive meeting invitation to participate during the live lectures. Our virtual training courses are organized in 2 x 2-hour sessions per day to accomodate some other work. Official examinations are included in the pricing.

Classroom Training – full day
The classroom training option will be conducted by a Cybiant instructor in a 5-star hotel. You will participate in a live training and meet other participants. Breaks, lunch and exam voucher are included in the pricing.

You can register for the course by selecting the option of your choice below:

Public-Private Partnerships FoundationE-learning3 months accessRM3,960.00
Public-Private Partnerships FoundationClassroom6-8 November 2023 [Kuala Lumpur]RM5,760.00
Public-Private Partnerships FoundationVirtual2-3 December 2023RM4,050.00

If your preferred date is not available, please feel free to get in touch with us.


Learning Objectives

The Public-Private Partnerships Foundation certification is aimed at individuals who are involved in PPP projects and require a working knowledge of the key principles of financing PPP projects. The Foundation exam tests whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PPP Guide to act as an informed team member of a PPP finance project. The Foundation certification is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certifications.

The Public Private Partnerships Foundation examination tests whether the course participant is able to demonstrate an understanding of the established procedures, roles, and institutional responsibilities that determine how the Government selects, implements, and manages PPP projects, as outlined in the PPP Guide, including terms used, Process sequences and roles involved.

The learning objectives of the Public Private Partnerships Foundation training are:

  • The fundamentals of successfully financing PPP projects.
  • The most effective sources of funding PPP projects plus their benefits and limitations.
  • Setting up new PPP frameworks and identifying effective existing frameworks.
  • The key phases in the PPP process.
  • Project Identification and PPP Screening for PPP Projects
  • Key steps and procedures in appraising PPP Projects
  • Structuring and Drafting Public Private Partnership Tenders and Contracts

Target Audience

This certification is aimed at individuals who are involved in PPP projects, who require a working knowledge of the key principles of financing PPP projects, who need to know the terminology used and some of the theory behind the PPP financing structures. It is also the introduction to the higher level Practitioner certification and therefore includes all those who are the target audience for that certification.

Exam Structure

The Public-Private Partnerships Foundation examination is structured as follows:

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book


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50 reviews for Public-Private Partnerships Foundation

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    Lamin Fatty

    Topics about PPP Framework and processes are insightful.

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    It was very interactive and practical. Course schedule would need to be improve, it should be taken after working hours. Highly recommended to be entrenched in the ECOWAS program!

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    Christian APPIAH

    Course schedule is very applicable to my official work schedule. Hold physical sessions to minimize interference from office work. I suggest to hold physical sessions to minimize interference from office work. In addition to international practical examples, trainers could acquaint themselves with more examples from the Region (ECOWAS in this regards).

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    Degbane Osawe

    I like the sample questions section as it showed me how easily a question could be misunderstood. I think more time needed to spent on the later modules such as finance etc. It would be nice if there are different exam samples and not just one.

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    Ahmed Abdulrazaq

    The course provides good learning materials. It should be noted that PPPs are Dynamic and some answers to the questions are arguable. The conduct of the exams tries to provide critical thinking however the concept of the exam should shift from critical thinking to more of understanding concepts due to the Dynamic nature of PPPs. Thank you.

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    Paiva Jorge do Rosário

    Basically the whole “package”. The concept and delivery was enjoyable.

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    Andrew Kutubu

    I like every aspects of the course as this is my second time I have participate in such training since I joined the Public Private Partnership Unit. The explanations were cleared as well as the notes and I personally enjoyed module 5 of the course – Basic Structure of PPP Projects. I would be glad to change the duration as I believed the duration of the course is short. I strongly suggest that the training materials be ready just after the session for the day as this will encourage participants to start looking at the materials on time.

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    Yeh Li Lim

    The additional information from the trainer is insightful.

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    Aziematul Aqilah Binti Hj Hamid

    The delivery of the course is very clear and easy to understand. Prefer physical class, instead of online class. Thank you for the great lesson given :-)

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    Boon Huat Tan

    I like how the trainer share personal experiences especially on best practices.

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    Benazir Syahril

    The aspect that a liked more about this course was the open and interactive discussion with the trainer. For future improvement, it would be more interesting to have colleagues from other organisations (outside ASEAN) participating in the same class to allow for more knowledge/experience sharing.

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    Dian Wahyuni

    We had a really good training experience with Cybiant. Jan is a very knowledgeable trainer and we had some interesting discussions.

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    Audiba Suwarso

    Trainer is knowledgeable and engaging; the presentations could capture contents of the written materials succinctly. My recommendation for improvement would be to extend it one more day to 5 days in total so that the course includes real examples.

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    Kyaw Than Htay

    Our training was arranged by IFC, and the visit to Kuala Lumpur was well organized. The trainer from Cybiant is very knowledgeable and able to explain complicated PPP structures with good examples.

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