Link Personal AWS Certs to Company APN account

Posted in Datacenter2 years ago • Written by Rick Gouin15 Comments

To be an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner, there are requirements for people at your company to have various certifications. The higher the level of partnership, the more certifications you need. As a result, your company will always want to make sure they are aware of any AWS certifications you have.

I have AWS certifications that were earned under my personal AWS Training and Certification account. I would like my company to benefit from these certifications from an AWS partner network (APN) perspective. So how do I link personal certifications into my company APN profile?

I actually searched around and found several articles and posts suggesting that you had to open a case with the APN team to have the accounts merged or the information transferred or somehow linked on the backend. Its actually much easier than that. Here is what you do:

  1. Log into your company APN account using your work email and normal professional APN credentials here.
  2. Click “View My Profile” in the menu at left, as shown below.

  3. Scroll down and you’ll find a section labeled “AWS Certification” as shown below.
  4. Where it says “AWS T&C Email” enter your personal email account that has your AWS certifications under it.
  5. Make sure you toggle that you consent to share your certification data
  6. Save settings

Give it a bit of time, and your certifications will be visible both in your personal AWS training and certification account, as well as via your work email APN account. This will allow your certifications to show up on your company APN “Scorecard” which is how these things are tracked from an AWS partnership level perspective.

I know this seems like an unnecessary tutorial, but after a few minutes of searching I was unable to find the answer and actually ended up creating a case. Hopefully I just saved you that effort. Cheers!

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  1. AWScertified July 27, 2020 at 5:01 am - Reply

    Far from being unnnecessary. Took me a few google search to land on this page and find out it was easier than contact my APN leader & the AWS support, etc.

    Thanks a lot for your time !

  2. waqar August 3, 2020 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Thanks man you saved my time!

  3. Rajesh September 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Indeed a required tutorial, saved me a lot of time. Thanks!

  4. AL September 29, 2020 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    No, I don’t think it’s unnecessary
    Some things can be the most basic to someone, yet can be foreign to others.
    I really appreciate this tutorial, thank you so much

    • Chris Young October 28, 2020 at 3:58 am - Reply

      +1 to this. A really helpful post.

  5. Chris Young October 20, 2020 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Lifesaver. Took a lot of Googling and then I found this page. Helped me revoke a company’s access to my certs once I had left.

    Thank you!

  6. Pradeep November 6, 2020 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Not that basic and definitely saved a lot of my time. Cheers!

  7. Krish November 11, 2020 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Super helpful. Thanks Rick…I am glad I googled “How To…” before searching within AWS, which would have sent me down a rabbit hole. Saved me a lot of time!

  8. Luis January 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Does anybody know how much time it takes to show in the apn?

    • Rick Gouin January 25, 2021 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      It seems like it takes about a day.

  9. Jatinder January 26, 2021 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    This is extremely helpful. Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

    A follow up question – once the link is in place, If I register for aws certification exam with APN account (work email id), does that show up in personal email as well ? And does it stay in personal account after separation from company ?

  10. Varsha March 8, 2021 at 11:33 am - Reply

    does the exam credit of 50% OFF we will get after clearing any AWS exam will also reflect after linking APN account to personal Account?
    As the credit is in my APN account.

    Please tell me about this

  11. Funda Istvan April 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Hi thank you so much for this. I have one question (signing on a year after you posted!) Wouldn’t I have to populate the email with my work email after a while, if I’m to acquire AWS certs through work? Would the old cert persist or would it go away, do you think?

  12. Anees A A May 25, 2021 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Thank you for the amazing article. I was able to link my personal certification account with APN partner central. But there’s one issue. My certifications are not showing up in the partner central. Suggestions are appreciated

  13. SK July 5, 2021 at 9:56 am - Reply

    How to remove a certificate from APN partner central.
    OR
    Adding certificate from on APN to another APN partner central

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