Become an AACE Certified Cost Professional


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AACE dues are pro-rated. All rates show are based on the full year rate (January-December.)


$ 215.00

Individual Members receive all of the benefits of AACE International.

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$ 1900

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What Are The Benefits Of AACE?


According to the most recent AACE Salary Survey, on average AACE members earn about $12,500 higher than non-members with the same amount of work experience.


AACE members earn more for the same job, with the same experience than non-members. Being a member of AACE will help you increase your knowledge through the information that we provide.

TCM Framework

Total Cost Management (TCM) is a systematic approach to managing cost throughout the life cycle of any enterprise, program, facility, project, product or service.

TCM Framework
Recommended Practices

The AACE International Recommended Practices (RPs) are intended to be the main technical foundation of our educational, and certification products and services. RP 10S-90: Cost Engineering Terminology is available to the general public free of charge.

Recommended Practices
Cost Engineering Journal and Source Magazine

The Cost Engineering journal, a bimonthly professional peer-reviewed journal,is the official technical publication of AACE, the Authority for Total Cost Management. Source is a bimonthly digital magazine focusing on Association activities and items of interest to the total cost management community

Journal and Magazine
Virtual Library

Total Cost Management (TCM) is a systematic approach to managing cost throughout the life cycle of any enterprise, program, facility, project, product or service. Virtual Library

Join AACE and expand your network immediately to include total cost management professionals across the globe.

Discussion Forum

The AACE Communities platform is designed to encourage the exchange of thoughts and ideas, through posting questions and discussing topics. They provide a great means for networking with your peers, and for professional development.

Technical Subcommittees
  • BIM

  • Business and Program

  • Claim and dispute resolution

  • Contract management

  • Cost Engineering

  • Cost Estimate

  • Decision and Risk management

  • Earned Value Management

  • Economical and Financial analysis

  • Planning and scheduling

  • Program and Project management

  • Project and Cost control

  • Value Engineering and Constructability

Special Interest Groups
  • Academic

  • Aerospace

  • Construction

  • Enabling Technologies

  • Environmental

  • Government and Public works

  • Information technology

  • International Projects

  • Mining and Mineral Processing Industries

  • Oil Gas Chemical

  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry

  • Transportation

  • Utilities and Energy

AACE is here to help you get where you need and want to go through our flexible and various professional development opportunities and offerings.

Continuing Education Modules

Here you will find continuing education modules based upon actual technical presentations captured at our Annual Meetings Learn More

Online Courses

Online courses provide interactivity and increased retention of content Online Courses

AACE is here to help you land your next job - or to help companies find their next star employee. Need a mentor? We have a program for that, too!

Job Posting

Looking for a new job? AACE is ready to help! Members can post their resumes on the AACE Career/Mentoring Center at no charge. You can search for positions available in your area, too

Job Posting

Seriously, who likes to pay more for the same product or service? Members receive discounts on what other opportunities AACE has available, and more.

Certification Examinations and Recertification

Members receive discounts on AACE certification examinations and recertification. AACE offers a number of technician level, professional level, and expertise level certifications.


Members receive discounts on Conference & Expo registrations, including Continuing Education Seminars that are held in conjunction with the Conference & Expo


Members receive discounts on AACE publications like the Skills & Knowledge of Cost Engineering, 6th Ed., the various Certification Study Guides, and the Professional Practice Guides (PPGs).

Conference & Expo

Get the best price on archived technical presentations from past Conference & Expo (formerly Annual Meeting) and archived webinars through your membership in AACE.


Recommended Practices


Cost Engineering Terminology
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Required Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering
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Recommended Method for Determining Building Area
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Responsibility and Required Skills for a Project Planning and Scheduling Professional
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