Recertification by Examination

In order to maintain AACE certification an active certificant is required to recertify every three-years. The most popular, and easiest, method to recertify is through continuing education units (CEUs). However in cases where a certificant is unable to accumulate sufficient CEUs, recertification by examination is another option.

This option will require the certificant to go through the application process as new examination candidates, except that eligibility requirement documentation is not required, including clearance and an access voucher code to schedule the exam at a Kryterion testing center. The certificant is given one opportunity to pass the examination in order to recertify their active certification for three additional years.

Certificants must have taken and passed their certification re-examination before expiring in order to avoid removal from the certified directory.

Click here to download the Recertification Program Handbook for an easy to use, desktop reference.

Current Examination Fee Structure

Certification Member Non-Member 
CCP  US$500  US$625
CEP  US$500  US$625
CFCC  US$600  US$700
DRMP  US$600  US$700
EVP  US$500  US$625
PSP  US$500  US$625

If you are currently certified and are nearing your expiration date and have not accumulate sufficient CEUs to recertify, you will want to apply for examination today.

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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