CEP - Certified Estimating Professional (AACE -USA)

Course ID:               GICE0210
Course Duration:   40 Hours / 35 PDU

 Green International AACE International AEP (Approved Education Provider )


AACE’s Estimating Professional (CEP)

AACE International's Certified Estimating Professional (CEP) certification program is designed to establish credentials for those individuals working in the estimating field. This certification program will give professionals a means to validate their skills and knowledge. CEP certification will distinguish you as a Certified Estimating Professional who has the knowledge and skills that impact the bottom line.

AACE's CEP certification provides an exam and experience validation that lets employers identify those who meet the program’s competency standards.

About AACE International

AACE's Certifications have been a mark of distinction for over 30 years. As the industry leader, AACE's certifications provide exam and experience validation that lets employers, clients, and colleagues identify those who meet the program's competency standards. With AACE Certification, you demonstrate that you have met the highest professional standard available in the industry.

               For more information, log on to www.aacei.org

Exam Preparation  

Green International provides intensive exam oriented CEP Training designed for working professionals to prepare for the certification exam.

This training course will provide participants with a thorough background in the concepts of total cost management and cost estimating..

 Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the CEP you must have at least 8 full years of professional experience, of which up to 4 years may substituted by a college/university degree. Related degrees include: engineering, building construction, construction technology, business, economics, accounting, construction management, architecture, computer science, mathematics, etc.

Course Highlights:

This intensive course is designed to quickly and efficiently give you information, skills, strategies, and techniques to lead to successful preparation for your certification exam.

  • 40 Hours of exam focused Intensive Training
  • CEP Certified Instructors with industry experience
  • Examination practice questions, exercises, flash cards etc.
  • Full support from applying for AACE International membership to certification exam and re- certification
  • Free Re-training for non-pass student

CEP Certification will distinguish you as a Certified Estimating  Professional  who has the knowledge and skills that impact the bottom line of an organization.

Today's ever changing business environment requires new approaches to cost engineering management, which has become an important tool for dealing with time to market, resources limitations, downsizing and global competition.

 At the end of this program, you will:

  • Be familiar with "Skills and Knowledge of Cost Estimating "
  • Learn comprehensive tools & techniques in Cost Estimating and Control
  • Improve your project management skills: Effective Planning and Scheduling
  • Manage uncertainty in your project through an effective Risk Management Plan
  • Be familiar with Contract Management
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge in Total Cost Management framework 

This is a highly recommended program for all construction industry professionals, viz., Project Managers, Engineers, Consultants, Cost Estimators, Controllers, Accountants, Quantity Surveyors or anyone who leads, manages or supports project planning and execution.

Submit Application Instructions and fees

All candidates must make application and remit payment online or submit a downloadable application with payment information provided.

Certification fees are    US$  500 for AACE Members and

                                     US$  625 for Non-Members. All fees are non-refundable.

Pass the examination

To become a CEP, an overall passing score of 70% must be achieved in the multiple choice exam & One written memo question 

Exam Structure

The CEP exam contains two components: the multiple choice written exam and written memo question..

Both components must meet the minimum overall score of 70% in order to successfully pass the exam.

Multiple Choice Exams

The exam is delivered through computer based testing (CBT) and is comprised of multiple-choice and compound, scenario questions. The topics covered in the exam are: Basic Cost Engineering Skills & Knowledge, Economic Analysis, Project Management, and Cost Estimating and Control.

Apply for the examination

The Computer Based Test is a 120 MCQ 5 hour continuous four part closed book exam. However, formula guides were developed to assist in calculating specific questions and available onscreen, when, and if, needed.
 Candidates are also permitted to bring any style of calculator, including programmable calculators, to use during the exam.

  • Supporting Skills and Knowledge
  • Cost Estimating Skills and Knowledge

CBT exams are conducted by http://www.kryteriononline.com/ around the year. Check your testing center location and working hours at this website.

To schedule you’re CBT, logon to this website http://www.webassessor.com/aace

Study Material for CCP Exam preparation Course

  • Skills & Knowledge of Cost Engineering Latest Edition 
  • CEP Certification Study Guide, Latest Edition     


The purpose of recertifying is to ensure that the candidate maintain the same level of knowledge originally demonstrated when you passed the written examination.

Individuals holding CEP certifications must recertify every three years from the date of their original certification. Recertification is required to assure that AACE International  Certified individuals are competent with new and current developments within their field.

Two Ways to Recertify

  • The Professional Credit Plan is the most popular choice for recertification. It requires the accumulation of 15 recertification points over a 3 year period Examination.
  • Sit for the exam. Recertification by reexamination requires you to pass the certification examination every 3 years.

No Technical  paper requirement