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AWS Partner Paths

What are AWS Partner Paths?

AWS Partner Paths is a framework that has been introduced to accelerate partners' engagement with AWS based on the products or services offered, and it replaces the Consulting and Technology partner-type model.

.The paths offer flexibility and support for more customer offerings provided you are registered with AWS Partner Network (APN). It gives you access to:

  • a dedicated partner portal
  • training discounts
  • business and technical enablement content
  • programmes
  • benefits relevant to your offerings


Which AWS Partner Path is right for me?

You can enrol in one or multiple Paths based on your unique customer offerings on the APN Portal. Additionally, you gain eligibility for more benefits and designations to promote your offerings, with all the different Paths you engage in.

Software Path

For organisations that develop software that runs on or is integrated with AWS, qualify your software with AWS Foundational Technical Review

Hardware Path

For organisations that develop hardware devices that work with AWS, qualify your device with AWS Device Qualification Program

Services Path

For organisations that deliver consulting, professional, managed, and value-added resale services, achieve AWS Services Partner Tiers

What do I need to do?

Partner Paths is an automated change, so you do not need to do anything.

  • Those engaged in ISV have been moved to the Software Path
  • AWS-listed hardware partners have been moved to the Hardware Path
  • Consulting partners have been moved to the Service Path
  • Training partners have been moved to the Training Path  

Please get in touch if you have any questions, or read the AWS blog to find out more about the changes.

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What are AWS Partner Path Stages?

There are five Path stages in a partner’s journey. Each stage unlocks resources and benefits and identifies the next step.

  • Registered – Accept APN T&Cs
  • Enrolled – Choose a Path
  • Confirmed – Complete APN Membership by providing billing information for the APN Fee
  • Validated – Meet minimum requirements for Path
  • Differentiated – Earn AWS Competency, AWS MSP Program, AWS Service Delivery, AWS Service Ready, or AWS Well-Architected Partner Program designation.




The five AWS partner path stages in a partner’s journey

Partner Journey Stages