To be the gathering place and source of thought leadership for professionals who drive successful project and program delivery. 


 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. 

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, 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.