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The AACE International Certification Institute oversees the renowned AACE professional certification program associated with Total Cost Management and related practices. It promotes certifications to individuals and businesses in furtherance of the cost management profession. The Institute functions under its own volunteer Board of Directors and provides the strategic direction of the certification program, working in alignment with the Certification Associate Board. Read the launch announcement here.

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Earning a valuable certification takes hard work, time and money. Naturally, it is important to protect that investment for the life of your career. Recertification affords certificants the opportunity to maintain AACE credentials until retirement. 

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Examination Delivery, Policies, and Procedures

The Certification Board of AACE International has partnered with KryterionTM Global Testing Solutions as the provider of computer-based testing (CBT) for all AACE certification examinations. With a worldwide network of testing centers the Kryterion Testing Network (KTN) ensures each testing center conforms to strict standards to make certain all test takers have a consistent experience. Additionally, all testing center proctors are required to follow standard operating procedures and are certified to ensure the highest level of security and customer care.

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To remain strong and responsive to the needs of certified members and other cost professionals, the public, and AACE International Certification Institute, our certification programs solicit input from all interested individuals and organizations as to the policies and procedures used in administering the Association’s certification programs. Please address any comments you may have regarding the administration of certification programs to the Certification Board via e-mail to certification@aacei.org or via U.S. mail at Certification Board, AACE International, 726 East Park Avenue #180, Fairmont, WV 26554 USA


AACE International is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).

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