CCP - Certified Cost Professional (AACE-USA)

Course ID:               GICE0200
Course Duration:   40 Hours / 35 PDU

Green International AACE International AEP (Approved Education Provider )


AACE International Certified Cost Professional

AACE International****s Certified Cost Professional certification course is an independently accredited certification by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) and the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC).

CCP certification distinguishes cost and management professionals who have the knowledge and skills that impact the bottom line. AACE certification ensures a high quality standard.

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.

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Exam Preparation  

Green International provides intensive exam oriented CCP 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 engineering. The course addresses area of Total Cost Management through planning and controlling resources, costs, profitability, risk and managing cost throughout the life cycle of any enterprise, program, facility, project, product or service.


Eligibility Criteria


To qualify for the CCP 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.

Submit the application, work/education verification and fees by the due date posted on AACE International website. A minimum 2500 word technical paper must be submitted along with your application

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
  • CCP 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
  • Complete guidance to write your technical paper
  • Free Re-training for non-pass student

CCP Certification will distinguish you as a Certified Cost 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 Engineering"
  • 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

There are two steps in making an application for the CCP exam: Application & Payment and Supporting Documentation.

Step 1:

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

Certification fees are    US$ 500 (Exam fees) +125 (Membership) for AACE Members and

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

Step 2:

All candidates must submit experience/education verification documentation AND the required MS Word formatted 2,500 minimum word technical papers to AACE Certification staff.

Pass the examination

To become a CCP, an overall passing score of 70% must be achieved in the multiple choice exam AND a 70% score for the technical paper, as determined by the Certification Board.


Exam Structure

The CCP exam contains two components: the multiple choice written exam and the 2,500 word technical paper. 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.

Technical Paper

The Certification Board recommends your technical paper topic be something with which you are already familiar, such as a project you have done at work or something in which you have acquired a great deal of expertise in your professional career. The chosen topic is not as important as your ability to communicate through your paper. Be sure to follow the recommendations described in the Certification Paper Requirements (How to Write a Technical Paper) guide.

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.

  • Part I - Supporting Skills & Knowledge
  • Part II - Economic Analysis
  • Part III - Project Management
  • Part IV - Cost Estimating and Control 

CBT exams are conducted by around the year. Check your testing center location and working hours at this website.

To schedule you’re CBT, logon to this website

Study Material for CCP Exam preparation Course

  • Skills & Knowledge of Cost Engineering Latest Edition 
  • CCP 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 CCP 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.