March 3, 2022: Due to the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine and sanctions announced by the United States and other countries, Kryterion is unable to deliver exams through testing centers or online proctoring in the Republic of Belarus and Russia Federation. We apologize for any inconvenience these sudden changes have caused. To view AACE's Impact on Sanction Laws statement click here.

May 16, 2024: Our current certification application system will shut down on June 14, 2024 in order for us to prepare for transition to a new system on June 27, 2024. As a result, new applications will not be accepted during this time. Stay tuned for more information. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Technician Level Certifications

Certified Cost Technician (CCT)

A CCT is an individual who has demonstrated proficiency in the basic skills and knowledge of total cost management. Generally, those seeking CCT certification represent early-career, young professionals who have not yet achieved the requisite years of experience needed to become certified as a Certified Cost Professional (CCP), or experienced mid- to late-career professionals who are working to advance their cost engineering skills.


Certified Scheduling Technician (CST)

A CST is an individual who has demonstrated proficiency in the general skills and knowledge of the scheduling process within the AACE International Total Cost Management (TCM) framework. Generally, CST represents early-career professionals who are working to gain the requisite years of experience, to become a certified Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) or more experienced mid- to late-career professionals who wish to be recognized for their planning and scheduling skills.


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 or via U.S. mail at Certification Board, AACE International, 726 East Park Avenue #180, Fairmont, WV 26554 USA