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AI and Machine Learning in Microsoft Azure specialization

Program Overview and Requirements

Program Overview

Showcase your validated capabilities enabling customer adoption of Al and implementing Azure solutions for Al-powered apps and machine learning life cycles with the Al and Machine Learning in Microsoft Azure specialization.

As the speed of business accelerates, organizations of every type and size are looking for ways to streamline processes and deliver simpler, faster, and smarter resources to help them keep up. Help your customers automate processes, gain deeper business insights, and deploy intelligent agents.

Partners who earn a specialization will get a customer-facing label displayed on their business profile page and be prioritized in customer searches in Microsoft AppSource.

Learn more about specializations.

How do I apply?

Only an MPN Account Administrator or a Global Administrator of an organization's Microsoft partner account can submit an application for the AI and Machine Learning in Microsoft Azure specialization on behalf of the organization. If you have the appropriate role and access, you can apply by signing into Partner Center and navigating to your Partner Center dashboard > Membership > Specializations.

What are the requirements?

Eligible partners must meet the highest standards for service delivery and support. All requirements will be verified by Microsoft and/or a third-party vendor, either automatically or by manual review, and are subject to change.


Your organization must have an active Solutions Partner for Digital & App Innovation (Azure) or Data & AI (Azure) designation.


USD2,000 monthly average Al Azure consumed revenue (ACR) from the last three (3) months aggregated from three (3) or more customers.

Learn more about Azure ACR.

ACR can be achieved through Digital Partner of Record, Partner Admin Link, and Cloud Solution Provider.

Government subscriptions (i.e. Fairfax) are not eligible for ACR via PAL association.


Your company must have at least three (3) individuals who have passed the following certifications (each certification listed below must be held by at least one (1) individual):


Your company must pass a third-party audit. View the AI and ML audit checklist.