About Us

About AACE


Who We Are

With 8,500 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, EVP, and PSP certifications are independently accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.

Our Vision

To be the recognized technical authority in cost and schedule management for programs, projects, products, assets, and services.

Our Mission

The members of AACE enable organizations around the world to achieve their investment expectations by managing and controlling projects, programs, and portfolios; we create value by advancing technical knowledge and professional development.


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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