Recertification is necessary to verify continuing competency in the certification's body of knowledge. Active certificants with a professional or expertise level certification may choose from two options to maintain their AACE certification for an additional 3-year term:

Recertification by CEUs

This option is a system of accumulating 12 CEUs from four categories during a 3-year certification period.

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Recertification by Exam

This option requires a certificant to take and pass the exam again, prior to their current expiration date.

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