In the midst of staggering business and economic turmoil, you need all the tools at your disposal to help shore up your career prospects. AACE certification can help you and the organizations that rely on you for help!
Why AACE Certification?
Top 10 Reasons to Earn AACE Certification AACE Certification…
...Grants your professional credentials by providing an impartial endorsement of your knowledge and expertise.
...Shows your professional commitment and ability to perform to your peers, supervisors, and clients.
...Results in greater recognition from peers for taking that extra step in your professional development.
...Enhances your professional image by developing certified professionals who stand out as examples of excellence.
...Reflects your personal achievement of proving excellence in your field and meeting industry standards and requirements.
...Can improve career opportunities by giving you the “edge” when being considered for a promotion or other opportunities.
...May provide for greater earnings potential through salary and wage increases based on your certification status.
...Improves your skills and knowledge through training, study, and “keeping up” with the industry via the recertification requirements.
...Prepares you for greater on-the-job responsibilities by proving that you have invested in your own professional development.
...Enriches self-esteem by allowing you to distinguish yourself beyond your job title or academic degree.
In order to take an AACE Certification Examination, there are two steps each
candidate must follow: Registration and Scheduling.
STEP ONE: REGISTRATION There are four steps to complete registration.
Can be made online at the time of application, or payment
information provided on the PDF form.
Submit all required eligibility verification documentation and/or
requirements for your selected certification, as listed under Eligibility Criteria.
Submissions must be sent to
email@example.com within 30 days of registration date.
Failure to submit verification documentation and/or exam requirements will result in denial to sit for the exam. All fees are non-refundable.
Once ALL information to complete an application is received by AACE Headquarters, it
may take approximately
45 days to properly verify your eligibility to sit for the exam. Once it has been determined you are cleared to sit for the exam, you will receive instructions on how to schedule your examination with our computer based testing (CBT) vendor, Kryterion.
NOTE: An examination candidate’s registration is valid for 6 months from the date of clearance, and not to exceed two resits within the same 6 month period. This means: In order to maximize the advantage of two resits at a reduced fee, the candidate will benefit from scheduling an examination as soon as possible after clearance to allow ample time to register for a resit, if warranted. If the 6 month period has expired or three attempts have been exhausted, the candidate will begin the registration process over, paying full fees and starting a new 6 month registration period
STEP TWO: SCHEDULING
There are three steps to schedule your exam.
Instructions & Access Voucher Code
After cleared to sit for an exam, you will receive a customized instruction email on how to schedule your examination at a Kryterion testing center located near you. A customized, one-time-use Access Voucher Code will also be included to be used to schedule your exam.
Create test taker profile
Following the instructions given, you will create a test taker profile with Kryterion.
Select testing center location and
exam date and time
Once your test taker profile is completed, you may schedule your exam at a location most convenient for you and select a date and time, based upon the testing center's availability.
No one will be permitted to schedule for an AACE exam without a valid Access Voucher Code assigned by AACE Headquarters staff.
If you want to know the testing center locations prior to registering, please click here
A CBT exam scheduling tutorial is available for viewing here.
A CBT what you can expect in an exam tutorial is available for viewing here.
To remain strong and responsive to the needs of certified members and other cost professionals, the public, and AACE International, our certification programs solicit input from all interested individuals and organizations as to the policies and procedures used in administering the Association’s certification programs. Please address any comments you may have regarding the administration of certification programs to the Certification Board via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or via U.S. mail at Certification Board, AACE International, 1265 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505-1876, USA.
AACE International is a member of the Board of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB); AACEs CCP, CCT, CEP, EVP and PSP Certification Programs are fully accredited by the CESB.