About Us

About AACE


Who We Are

With 7,000 members in 100 countries, AACE International has been serving the total cost management community since 1956. We are committed to the constructive exchange of ideas between members, development of technical guidance and quality education and recognition of subject matter experts. Our members work in a variety of disciplines and across all industries.

For over 40 years AACE has been certifying individuals. We offer the following certifications: Certified Cost Professional (CCP), Certified Cost Technician (CCT), Certified Estimating Professional (CEP), Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), Earned Value Professional (EVP), Decision and Risk Management Professional (DRMP), Certified Scheduling Technician (CST) and Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP). AACE’s CCP, CCT, CEP, CST, EVP, and PSP certifications are independently accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.

What Does "AACE" Stand For?

The legal name since 1992 is AACE International. In 1956 the organization was established as the American Association of Cost Engineers. While you may have seen that “AACE” stands for the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, this is only a statement that encompasses the work of the Association, not a legal name.

Our Vision

To be the gathering place and source of thought leadership for professionals who drive successful project and program delivery.

Our Mission

AACE members drive projects to complete on time, on cost, and meet investment and operational goals. We arm our members with the technical tools and expertise to support successful projects and programs.


February Source Now Available

by Marvin Gelhausen | Feb 02, 2017
so17-2CvrThe February Source magazine is now available here. 

In this issue you can view:

  • The bios and goals of candidates seeking election to AACE Board of Directors offices on this year’s ballot. Voting opened Feb. 1 and will run through March 15.
  • The President’s Message, titled, “Making AACE Relevant in the 21st Century.”
  • An article on the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) and how it opens connections for AACE International initiatives.
  • A Meet the Board profile on Larry R. Dysert, CCP CEP FAACE Honorary Life, VP Technical Board, and his off road motorcycle racing hobby.
  • A Kul B. Uppal, PE CCP DRMP, article on Indirect Costs on Construction Labor.
  • A Certification Board article on “How to Write a DRMP memo.”
  • A Women in Project Controls spotlight on Lucia Vernon
  • A Rising Young Professionals in Cost Engineering spotlight on Daniel Gilmour, PSP
  • A Bonus Technical article on, “Strategic Portfolio Management: Improving Capital Utilization and Competitive Advantage.
  • Section news from seven AACE International Sections.
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