A2: Certified Estimating Professional (CEP) Certification Exam Prep

Friday - Saturday, June 22-23, 2018 (2 FULL DAYS)
1.6 CEUs

Phil LarsonInstructor:  Philip D. Larson, CCP CEP PSP FAACE

Phil has been a frequent author and presenter at AACE Annual Meetings.  He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Washington instructing a management certificate program teaching cost and schedule management (1991-2003) and a guest speaker/lecturer on the subject of construction management at St. Martins College and Purdue University.

Phil is a Technical Project Management Professional with an extensive background in the AEC industry, with a specific passion for BIM as it relates to cost estimating and schedule integration. As Sr. VP of WinEstimator, Inc. was able to lead product development to a "one-click" solution capability for "5D BIM". Was also responsible for WinEst eTeam (Multi-user), as well as Primavera scheduling integration. Most recently with InEight, Inc. (formerly Hard Dollar) as Sr. Industry Principal representing the Vertical Building Industry (VBI), and helped guide Assemblies 1.0 with HD v17.

The CEP Certification Review Course is designed to serve two purposes.  First, it is intended to aid aspiring candidates for the certification by summarizing the fields of study recommended for preparation for the certification examination.  Second, is to assemble and summarize various topics considered essential for the Certified Estimating Professional's (CEP) knowledge, as outlined in AACE International's Recommended Practice 46R-11 Required Skills & Knowledge of Project Cost Estimating and included in the current edition of AACE International's Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering.  The seminar will present and provide solutions to many questions similar to those on the examination.

Content:  Intermediate


 Day 1
8:00-8:30   Introductions
 CEP Certification Test Criteria and Test Format
8:30-10:00   Introduction to Cost Estimating Principles
10:00-10:15   Break
10:15-12:00  General Estimating Concepts
12:00-1:00  Lunch
1:00-2:00  Planning the Estimate
2:00-3:15  Estimate Quantification
3:15-3:30  Break
3:30-4:30  Costing and Pricing
4:30-5:00   Contingency & Risk Evaluation

Day 2
8:00-8:30   Review and Questions 
8:30-9:30  Estimate Summary and Wrap-up 
9:30-9:45   Break
9:45-10:45  Estimate Review & Validation 
10:45-12:00   Conceptual Estimating Methods
12:00-1:00   Lunch
1:00-2:00   Estimate Documentation & Closeout
2:00-2:45   Other Estimating Issues
2:45-3:00   Break
3:00-4:15   Preparing for the Exam
4:15-4:45   Summary & Wrap-up

$1,200 member / $1,350 non-member
*Add $100 if you are not staying at the host hotel. Book your room before registering for the seminar to lock-in the rate listed above.
**Add $100 for late registration (after May 21) and an additional $100 for on-site registration.
***Seminar is subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met 30 days prior.  Please register by May 21.  Notification of seminar cancellations will be announced May 23.   

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