- 12 years claims relevant experience in preparation and submission of claims, and dispute resolution (the experience cited must be centered on and deal directly with the prosecution, defense and resolution of claims and disputes)
- 4-year college degree
- 4 letters of recommendation from industry professionals to verify years of experience*
- A current certification or license after education which must be one of the following**:
-AACE’s CCP; CEP; EVP; PSP; DRMP
-Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
-Certified Professional Constructor (CPC)
-Professional engineer (PE)
-Registered Architect (RA)
-Chartered Surveyor, or
-Admitted to Practice Law
- An electronic submission of an expert report submitted as evidence, a formal claim submittal, or a professional paper accepted for publication, for which authorship by the prospective candidate is verifiable, any of which must have been written within the 24 months prior to applying to sit for the examination***
*References - Four (4) letters of recommendation from industry professionals (attorneys, in-house legal counsel, and/or clients, past or present) familiar with the candidate’s claims related experience and who can attest to the applicant’s years of claims-relevant experience.
**Applicant may substitute an additional 12 years of verifiable claims relevant experience in lieu of an approved certification after education.
***The written report or professional paper will be reviewed by one or more of AACE’s CFCC SMEs for acceptance. If the formal claim submittal, expert report, or professional paper submission does not represent the rigorous detailed analysis customarily prepared by an experienced claims analyst or testifying expert and that has been accepted for publication or submitted to a court, board, arbitration or other trier of fact in support of planned testimony, the prospective candidate will not be cleared to sit for the CFCC examination.
Note: There are no exceptions to the eligibility criteria. One must satisfy all of the eligibility criteria in order to sit for the CFCC examination. Having some, or most, or all but one does not meet the full complement of eligibility requirements. The established certification examination eligibility requirements reflect the expectations of the claims and dispute resolution profession and fairly measure the individual’s knowledge, experience and best management practices in the development, submission, presentation/testimony and resolution or litigation of construction claims.