|As part of an ongoing effort to adopt “best practices” among professional certification organizations,
the Certification Board has adopted a plagiarism policy effective January 1, 2011, that includes a stringent penalty component.
AACE INTERNATIONAL PLAGIARISM POLICY
The 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 Professional™ (CCP™) certification.
The 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 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 helpful information on, “How to Write a Technical Paper,” click here to read the document presented by Jim Whiteside of the Technical Board. Jim’s paper will help to guide you in certain aspects of a good technical paper; if you want to see exactly what a technical paper should look like, be sure to review the Certification Technical Paper Template and Guide, by clicking here.
The CheckForPlagiarism software is the same computer program used by the 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.
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