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Certification Overview

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Benjamin Franklin

The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals provides a certification program designed by industry experts that helps alliance, partnering, and collaboration experts, and their companies stand out. The program provides quantifiable evidence of competence in the challenging and competitive partnering arena including:

  • Provides tools to mitigate risks while creating more successful alliances from start to finish.
  • Key professional development enhancing individual performance to help achieve short-term job goals while ensuring long-term career growth success.
  • Gives companies the leverage to show their commitment in developing an alliance management and partnering culture within the organization.

Two levels of certification are offered:

Certificate of Achievement-Alliance Management (CA-AM)

New CA-AM recipients at a recent ASAP conference

CA-AM is the first level of certification for both seasoned and up-and-coming alliance professionals looking to validate their knowledge and experience.

Click here to learn more about the CA-AM level of certification

Certified Strategic Alliance Professional (CSAP)

A small gathering of the CSAP community at a recent ASAP conference

CSAP is ASAP's advanced level of certification for experienced practitioners with a command of the full alliance lifecycle.

Click here to learn more about the CSAP level of certification

Click here for a downloadable description of all competencies

Individuals seeking certification are tested on an established set of context and core competencies. In addition to being a successful alliance manager, candidates should have complete knowledge of their organization's business and industry as well as company specific competencies.

Getting Certified

Membership in the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals is required to obtain certification. We invite you to learn more about membership and our certifications by contacting Lori Gold, director of membership services at 781–562–1630 ext. 203 or

For more information email us at or call +1-781-562-1630