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.


2017 Outstanding Regional Director

by Jennie Amos | May 22, 2017

AACE International is honored to be able to recognize all award winners at this, our 2017 Annual Meeting. It is through such outstanding ability, service, and dedication displayed by our members that AACE International is able to continue to be the strong organization that it is. AACE is pleased to recognize the following award winner:


The Outstanding Regional Director award is in recognition of outstanding service through the office of Regional Director.

Sean T. Regan, CCP CEP EVP FAACE – A member since 1992, Sean became a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) in 2001, a Certified Estimating Professional (CEP) in 2008, and an Earned Value Professional (EVP) in 2016.  He was a member of the Education Board (2001-2015).  He has been the co-chair of the Eastern European Task Force since 2013.  He began his term as Director-Region 9 in June 2016.  He is the President International Operations for OnTrack Engineering. Sean was previously recognized by AACE with the O.T. Zimmerman Founder’s Award (2010) and as a Fellow (2014).

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