AACE International

AACE International (formerly the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) was founded in 1956 by 59 cost estimators and cost engineers during the organizational meeting of the American Association of Cost Engineering at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. AACE International Headquarters is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.[1] AACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association.

AACE is the publisher of Cost Engineering, a monthly technical journal, Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering (currently in its fifth edition), AACE Certification Study Guide (currently in its third edition), 14 different AACE International Professional Practice Guides, and its most comprehensive publication, the Total Cost Management (TCM) Framework.

Certification programs

AACE currently manages seven certification programs:[2]

AACE's CCC/CCE, CEP, EVP, and PSP certified individuals must document ongoing cost and management professional experience and education every three years to keep their certification current. Since becoming a charter member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) in 1990, AACE's CCC/CCE, CCT, EVP, and PSP certifications are independently accredited by the CESB.


As of 2012, AACE reported over 8,000 members. To network in local areas, there are over 80 local sections located in 80 countries. There are also 11 Technical Sub-Committees and 17 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Each SIG is devoted to a specific industry area, such as academic, construction, or manufacturing and serves as an outlet for individuals to develop a common body of knowledge relative to identifying issues and assisting others in finding a resolution to similar problem areas.


  1. Amos, Jennie (July 2005). "The Rich History of AACE International". Cost Engineering. 47 (7): 5–7.
  2. "Certifications Offered". AACE International. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-19.

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