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.


Headquarters Announces Certification Department Promotion

by Penny Whoolery | Jan 02, 2019

ValAACE International is pleased to announce the promotion of Valerie Smith to Senior Credentialing Analyst, effective January 2, 2019. Valerie began her AACE International career in 2010 as a temporary administrator, which ultimately lead to her being hired permanently as the Credentialing Analyst due to her exceptional organizational, technical, communication, and customer service skills. In her new role, Valerie will manage and supervise the day-to-day operations of the certification program.

We are fortunate to have Valerie on the AACE Team and are thrilled to recognize her dedication and contribution to the association. Join us in congratulating Valerie and wishing her great success as Senior Credentialing Analyst.

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