There are several AACE exams that require the expertise and assistance from other certified professionals within the Association for evaluating the 2,500 word technical paper for the CCC/CCE exam and the Communications Memorandum for the CEP, EVP and PSP exam.
The purpose of these written components is to evaluate the candidate’s ability to communicate technical ideas in a logical and reasonable manner (CCC/CCE) or to communicate the candidate’s interpretation of a problem and proposed solution regarding a given problem on a project (CEP, EVP & PSP).
The following reflects the qualifications and responsibilities of the Technical Paper Graders:
Member of AACE in good standing
Certified as Certified Cost Consultant (CCC) or Certified Cost Engineer (CCE) in good standing
Score the CCE/CCC technical papers in accordance with the Technical Paper Evaluation Form
Protect the confidentiality of the Technical Paper Evaluation Form
Meet the 2-week turnaround deadline for scoring a set of 5 technical papers
If not familiar with the paper subject matter, ask Headquarters Certification Office to forward to another grader who is more familiar with the subject matter and can give a better review.
Maintain professionalism when documenting comments back to the author
Return completed Technical Paper Evaluation Form to Headquarters Certification Staff
Confidentiality of Intellectual Property Agreement
It is policy of the AACE® International certification program that any individual being entrusted
with grading technical papers, essay questions, or other examination questions, or being given access to an exam question(s) or the exam data bank or any other confidential intellectual property of the certification program be required to execute an agreement to keep that information confidential unless specifically authorized by the Certification Board Chairperson.
The confidentiality agreement shall be required to be executed by graders and other individuals. Receipt of a signed confidentiality agreement, by the Manager, Certification, shall be required prior to release of any certification program intellectual property, copies of which shall be maintained by certification staff.