Becoming Certified
In order to take an AACE Certification Examination, there are two steps each candidate must follow: Registration and Scheduling.

There are four steps to complete registration.

Application Can be completed online or a PDF Form
Payment 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.
  • Eligibility verification documentation must be uploaded by using our Eligibility Verification Documentation Submission Form 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.
  • 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 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 candidateís 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
    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

  • Tutorials
    • 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.
    Special Accommodations
    For candidates with a medical condition requiring accommodations other than the standard testing accommodations, a written request must be made after making application and payment for a certification examination. For more information, please review our Request for Reasonable Accommodations policy.

    If you're ready to register, click 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 Associationís certification programs. Please address any comments you may have regarding the administration of certification programs to the Certification Board via e-mail to and 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.

    *Does not apply to group registrations.