Honorary Life Membership is given upon the unanimous approval of the AACE International Board of Directors based on the recommendation from the Awards & Nominations Committee to whom have served the Association and local section(s) in a variety of capacities.
The requirements are: Membership in AACE International for a minimum of fifteen (15) consecutive years and actively participated in and rendered distinguished service in two (2) or more of the following functions:
- Served on the AACE International Board of Directors
- Served as a chair or member of an Associate Board, task force, standing, and/or ad hoc committee
- Presented two (2) or more technical papers at the Annual Meeting, section meetings, seminars, or to other professional societies
- Engaged as a full-or part-time instructor teaching in the total cost management field of subjects