Recertification by Examination
Recertification > Certification

This option requires registration for a certification examination and payment. You must pass the examination, which will renew your certification for three additional years.

The fees for recertification by examination are based upon the current fee structure found on our website and includes your computer based testing fee and processing. There are NO refunds.

You must have taken and passed your certification re-examination before your expiration date to avoid removal form our certified directory.

You will not be permitted to schedule your examination until you receive clearance and an access voucher code from AACE Headquarters.

If you are ready to select this option, follow the instructions below.

  • Complete Examination Application – must be completed online or a PDF Form

  • Make Payment - made online at the time of application, or payment information provided on the PDF form. All fees are non-refundable.

  • Clearance - Once ALL information to complete an application is received by AACE Headquarters, it may take approximately 45 days to properly verify your eligibility to recertify by re-examination. 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.
  • Scheduling 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 & 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.

If you have any questions or need any assistance regarding recertification,
please contact certification staff at or 304-296-8444 ext. 110