|February 4, 2011
As part of an ongoing effort to adopt “best practices” among professional certification organizations, AACE’s Certification Board has adopted a plagiarism policy effective January 1, 2011, that includes a stringent penalty component.
AACE INTERNATIONAL PLAGIARISM POLICY
The AACE International Certification Board has adopted the following “Plagiarism Policy” for use in the evaluation of each technical paper that is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for seeking Certified Cost Consultant / Certified Cost Engineer (CCC/CCE) certification.
The AACE certification program has procedures relating to unethical behavior, of which plagiarism falls into this category. The following outlines the penalties for unethical behavior when it relates to the AACE certification program:
Should the candidate be able to provide proof that the material cited was their own intellectual property, or that there was a mistake made by the software review program, the candidate will be allowed 14 days to contest the decision and provide documentation and affidavits to establish authorship.
Tips on How to Prepare Your Paper
If you want information on, “How to Write a Technical Paper,” click here to read the document presented by Jim Whiteside of the AACE Technical Board. Jim’s paper describes exactly how a technical paper should be written.
The CheckForPlagiarism software is the same computer program used by the AACE Technical Board and the Cost Engineering Journal Review Committee. The Technical Board oversees full peer reviews of each manuscript submitted for possible publication in the Cost Engineering journal, as well as all Annual Meeting Transactions papers.