Public-Private Partnerships Preparation

(29 customer reviews)


Public-Private Partnerships are one way to procure infrastructure and services. During the Public-Private Partnerships Preparation training, you will learn how to apply and tailor the established procedures, roles, and institutional responsibilities that determine how the government selects, implements, and manages PPP projects.

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

Public-Private Partnerships Preparation

The purpose of the Public-Private Partnerships Preparation certification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of the importance and general content of a PPP Framework and application of PPP Project Identification, Screening, Appraisal, and Preparation Processes in a given governmental context. A successful Preparation candidate should, with suitable direction and as part of a multidisciplinary team, be able to start applying and tailoring PPP projects in a given governmental context, but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. This is the primary outcome of the Public-Private Partnerships Preparation certification.

The APMG Public-Private Partnerships 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.

PPPs are one way to procure infrastructure and services. As explained 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.

For candidates involved on the private sector side of PPPs, the certification will enable the candidate, with suitable direction and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to start applying knowledge of the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity, and of the Government’s objectives and institutional arrangements, to pursue PPP opportunities and manage PPP projects on the private sector side.

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 Partnerships Preparation Course and Examination are based on Chapters 2-5 of the PPP Guide. This is a practitioner-level certification – aimed at people involved in either developing or implementing PPP frameworks and in the initiation or implementation of PPP projects.

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


Cybiant offers the following learning options for this course:

E-Learning – 3 months access
The e-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. This 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 taught by a live Cybiant instructor. You will receive a meeting invitation to participate in the live lectures. Our virtual training courses are organized in 2 x 2-hour sessions per day to accommodate 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 PreparationE-learning3 months accessRM5,805.00
Public-Private Partnerships PreparationVirtual29 January - 2 February 2024RM11,205.00
Public-Private Partnerships PreparationVirtual13-17 May 2024RM11,205.00
Public-Private Partnerships PreparationVirtual29July - 2 August 2024RM11,205.00
Public-Private Partnerships PreparationVirtual9-13 September 2024RM11,205.00
Public-Private Partnerships PreparationVirtualDecember 9-13 2024RM11,205.00

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

Learning Objectives

The candidate that completes the Public-Private Partnerships Preparation training should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to apply and tailor the established procedures, roles, and institutional responsibilities that determine how the government selects, implements, and manages PPP projects, as outlined in the PPP Guide:

  • Offer relevant insights in discussions about the value and importance of having a PPP Framework, its objectives and scope, and what it should include;
  • Recognize ways to establish a PPP Framework in different jurisdictions, taking account of existing legal and administrative traditions, and offer alternative approaches;
  • Use an understanding of how the Framework guides each stage of a typical PPP Process to propose and evaluate its application to a given governmental context;
  • Identify the government roles and responsibilities within a PPP Process, and provide insight on how they can be allocated effectively between various government agencies and their Advisors;
  • Help others understand the principles and techniques that enable responsible public financial management of PPPs and suggest ways to ensure appropriate oversight and transparency of PPP Programs;
  • Help to evaluate whether a project offers sufficient economic benefit to proceed and is technically sound, considering its environmental and social impact;
  • Support the screening of a PPP project with insight into how to avoid the risk of allocating resources to the analysis and structuring of a non-feasible PPP project;
  • Help to define a project management plan and communication plan, ensuring all stakeholders are considered;
  • Support the main activities required to detail the scope of a PPP Project, and help to define its technical requirements and assess technical risks;
  • Use the basic techniques and good practices to help produce a series of feasibility assessments of the technical, commercial, economic, environmental, social, legal, and fiscal dimensions of a project, as well as identify and understand the main issues and risks associated with the decision to procure the PPP project including how to conduct a Value for Money assessment;
  • Use an understanding of the tasks involved in designing a financial model from the government’s perspective to propose and evaluate the financial structure for a PPP project;
  • Establish the basic elements required to design a preliminary contract structure, including risk allocation;
  • Identify the main issues of estimating costs and suggest ways of adjusting them for risk;
  • Help to define a strategy for market testing, observing the key aspects of the Process relevant to its success whilst giving consideration to the strategic issues involved (including transparency and governance);
  • Use an understanding of the basic structure of alternative procurement routes and how they relate to the outcomes of the Tender Process to propose an appropriate procurement route for a PPP project.

Target Audience

Individuals who work on, or are preparing to work on, the development or implementation of Public-Private Partnership policies or the initiation and preparation of PPP projects, mostly public sector officials and practitioners and their advisors and consultants. This is a professional-level certification – aimed at people involved in the development or implementation of PPP structures and at the beginning of PPP projects.

Suitable functions include:

  • Public sector employees
  • Professionals and their advisers or consultants
  • Private sector roles, such as developers, contractors, investors and financiers

Exam Structure

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

  • Complex multiple choice
  • 4 questions – 20 question items per question, each worth one mark
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 2½ hours duration
  • Open book (PPP Guide only)


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29 reviews for Public-Private Partnerships Preparation

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    Salrasy Heng

    Simplified slide lecture – clear and easy to understand. Suggest having more case studies in the lecture.

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    Salpiseth HENG

    The course is very much relevant to my job in the General Department of Public-Private Partnerships. I prefer classroom course so that I can have time to concentrate on the course.

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    Muhammad Asif

    The trainer is knowledgeable, the way of teaching really impressed me.

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    Taha Khan

    As the exam was scenario based therefore course should be designed around scenario to build on the knowledge. Overall, it was a good interactive session.

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    Maryam Naseer

    The course delivery was good… Even the most difficult part of financial model was easy to understand and comprehend. Although my concepts are clear but adsorbing much content and to answer all in single day is bit difficult. In my opinion, test should be taken in module basis. Instructor was very good and communication was very clear and easy.

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    Zahid Abbas

    The training style was the most amazing thing I liked most. I also impressed by the trainer’s knowledge and support to the trainee. If you could change one thing about this course, I would like to conduct this course face to face with extended duration. Overall, it is a very helpful course for personnel working in PPP sector

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    Madeleine Chan

    Class environment is good. The material is quite dense and there is a lot of information to take in to prepare for the exam. However, I appreciate the accommodations that the program makes for us .

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    Meyka Chea

    The teacher is very knowledgeable and helpful. It would be better to extend the training to be longer since the materials are a lot

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    Sopheaphala Tuon

    The course material is very helpful. I think the course should have more sessions.

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    Yeh Li Lim

    The discussions on projects in hand were great! The course duration definitely needs to be extended to facilitate more discussion rather than just learning the theory. This will help in applying the learnings.

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    Dr Haslin Dato Paduka Haji Ali

    Similar to the CP3P Foundation course, I especially like the fact that I was able to relate the relevant theory with the knowledge I gained through my experience of PPP projects, which further enhanced the application of such knowledge to my current work. The training session allowed us to have in-depth discussion, therefore it would be useful to increase the time allocated per day during the course to allow for this, as we were slightly rushed for time to complete the slides, etc.

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    Jessica Lai

    I liked the flexibility that Jan had allowed us to focus on certain topics or questions that we may have in the course. However, time management would need to improve to ensure that we are able to cover all syllabus, theory and sample exam questions in class. Perhaps the course content and delivery could include more case studies or allow for application of theories learned in class. The reason being, the questions asked during the online exam are on case study/scenario with questions that test for application of theories. Overall experience is great! :)

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    Norlinda Matnoor

    Examples from other countries on PPPs are insightful. The best practices on PPP process are shared by the trainer and Jan assisted me to understand and improve on the current process. Thank you.

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    A very good course! I would prefer to have it physically.

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