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AACE Certifications







In today’s world of intense competition in the workplace, the need for proficiency in the principles and practices of total cost management is the concern of all businesses and companies. Certification is verification of that proficiency. It provides  assurance that the person performing the work is qualified and up-to-date on the latest techniques and has the experience and knowledge to apply them. Certification is an investment in your career.


All AACE certification exams are conducted through computer-based testing at Kryterion testing centers worldwide.  Registration is done via online forms.


Professional Certifications Offered:  There are two levels of AACE Certification, and the experience/education requirements are the initial differential between the two levels.


Technician-Level Certifications


-Certified Cost Technician (CCT) -- for general total cost management skills, knowledge and professional development.


-Certified Scheduling Technician (CST) -- for general scheduling skills, knowledge, and professional development.


Professional - Level Certifications


-Certified Cost Professional (CCP) – for experienced total cost management professionals.


-Certified Estimating Professional (CEP) – for experienced estimating professionals.


-Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) – for experienced claims professionals and testifying experts working in the construction dispute resolution and litigation support arenas in multiple aspects of cost engineering, project controls and project or program management; with emphasis on preparation, submission and resolution of claims through mediation or litigation; based on common law or mixed law, where common law is part of mixed law.


-Decision & Risk Management Professional (DRMP) – for professionals who advise organizations on potential risks and assist them with decision making.


-Earned Value Professional (EVP) – for experienced earned value management professionals, in the public or private sector.


-Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) – for experienced planning and scheduling management professionals.


Eligibility CriteriaCandidates must meet the minimum requirements in order to be cleared to sit for an exam, including verification of education and industry experience.  All documents must be submitted within 30 days of registration.


Study Materials and Secondary ReferencesMost recommended texts are available in AACE's Online Store.  See Certification page at for lists and details.



FeesAll fees must be paid upon registration. Payments are made via our secure online payment system or by check.  All fees are non-refundable.  The fees include Exam eligibility documentation review and Computer Based Testing (CBT) fee. 


Individuals who are members of AACE International may apply to AACE Certification at the reduced member fee, as a benefit of your membership in AACE.  Membership in AACE is not a requirement for certification.  For fee amounts, please see Certification page at


AACE BadgeCert: The AACE BadgeCert portfolio is a cutting edge technique for AACE credential holders to promote their hard-earned professional achievements. The BadgeCert platform facilitates the recording, issuing, storing and sharing of digital badges to recognize, legitimize and professionalize the achievement of earning an AACE International certification by facilitating digital interaction with clients, colleagues and employers.

active AACE International certificate holders will be provided, at no charge, an opportunity to digitally deploy a “badge” for each certification earned from AACE International. The digital badge may be embedded in such virtual media as email signatures, web pages, LinkedIn and other social media profiles and other electronic venues.  For details, see Certification page at

For more information:  For a step-by-step description of the exam and scheduling process, to order exam preparation materials, locate local certification exam seminars and find more details about certification, visit the Certification page at








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