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Why AACE Membership?
I owe every employment opportunity I've had in the second half of my career to acquaintances I've made or credentials I've obtained since I became involved in AACE. And the wonderful thing is that the more time and effort I spend, the more rewarding it is for me in terms of new knowledge, new and renewed acquaintances, and personal opportunities.

- William E. Kraus PE CCP

Top 10 Reasons to Join AACE
It's About…
  1. ... Time gain access to a wealth of resources that will save you time and money! You’ll stay informed about the complexities of the cost and management profession -- plus you’ll have access to discounts on educational programs, publications, and more!
  2. ... Information locate thousands of technical papers and publications in the Virtual Library. AACE's database is keyword searchable for quickly locating appropriate reference articles.
  3. ... Your Career members can post resumes at no additional cost in our Career Center and keep your career on track through information sources such as our annual Salary and Demographic Survey of Project and Cost Professionals.
  4. ... Learning we offer numerous online learning courses on estimating and project management. The Approved Educational Provider program helps maintain high quality development courses and providers. AACE also holds many seminars throughout the year.
  5. ... Resources starting with the TCM Framework and Recommended Practices that are available for free only to members to our bi-monthly publication Cost Engineering featuring articles for cost professionals around the world. Through the mail or via the AACE International website, the Cost Engineering journal is a great current resource for members and as a member, you gain access to an archive of past issues.
  6. ... Technical Development increase your knowledge and expertise by joining one of AACE International's many technical subcommittees, subcommittees, and Special Interest Groups (SIG's) at no additional cost to members. Discuss industry problems with your peers or help experts develop new and improved techniques and practices for the profession.
  7. ... Networking by attending a local section or our Annual Meeting for interesting speakers, informational tours, social dinners and much more. The online Membership Directory is an excellent source for a list of contact information on thousands of members. Join one of our many technical subcommittees and participate in the AACE Forums -- a great way to tap into the collective wisdom and experience of our world-wide membership.
  8. ... Excellence our certification programs are independently accredited by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards. AACE certifications are a recognized credible standard in the cost management field. A recent study shows that individuals with an AACE Certification earn 17.4% more than their counterpart without a certificate.
  9. ... Discounts on products and services ranging from Annual Meeting registration fees, archived webinars and presentations, certification examination registrations, and more!
  10. ... You! we are your professional partner bringing you information and support you can trust. Join and become part of a unique network of individuals who are dedicated to improving the cost and management profession.