Why Join AACE International?


  • Be part of the largest association serving the entire spectrum of cost management professionals. Since 1956, AACE International has been the leading-edge professional society for cost estimators, cost engineers, schedules, project managers, and project control specialist. Membership is growing by approximately 8 percent each year, and new programs are continuously being generated!
  • Receive the AACE publication, Cost Engineering journal, providing knowledge and guidance surrounding critical issues in the field. Browse the AACE Online Bookstorefor the latest resources from AACE and other publishers. AACE also offers its body of knowledge, TCM (Total Cost Management) Framework and our Recommended Practices (RP) for free!
  • Bring continuous improvement to your own job performance and that of your entire organization through AACE’s Educational Services – continuing education seminars and distance learning courses. We also offer a competitive scholarship program to full-time students in the US and Canada.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advances in the industry through participation in AACE’s Annual Meeting, AACE’s Forums, and other activities.
  • Post a resume or search for one through AACE’s employment referral service, resume database, or through an advertisement of your services on our website or in Cost Engineering journal. Go to AACE’s Career Center for more information.
  • Search the online member directory for colleagues, clients, or suppliers; maintain your own profile to attract other members’ attention.
  • Attend international and local section events which will offer you a chance to expand your professional network.

Benefits of MembershipIt’s About Time…
Join AACE International and 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, insurance and more! 

It’s About Information…
Visit AACE’s website,, and locate thousands of technical papers and publications at the Online Bookstore. AACE’s database is keyword searchable for quickly locating appropriate reference articles. Check out AACE’s employment page where members can post resumes at no additional cost.

AACE offers numerous distance learning courses on estimating and project management. The AACE Approved Educational Provider program helps maintain high quality development courses and providers. AACE also holds many seminars throughout the year.

AACE is an advocate for education. AACE annually awards scholarships to college and graduate students.

Join cost and management practitioners from around the world to learn, network, and expand your career at AACE International’s Annual Meeting. With over 100 technical presentations and seminars by global experts in the cost and management field as well as networking and social events, the Annual Meeting is a worldclass event.

It’s About Resources…
Cost Engineering Journal – AACE International’s monthly publication features cost estimating, project control, economic and financial analysis, planning and scheduling, cost engineering, and project management technical articles for cost professionals around the world. Through the mail or via the AACE International website, the Cost Engineering journal is a great resource for members.

AACE’s Virtual Library – The Virtual Library is a fully searchable database that contains over 40 years of the Association’s full-text technical articles available electronically in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The Virtual Library will continue to expand as newly published articles are scanned and added to the library.

Technical Development – Increase your knowledge and expertise by joining one of AACE International’s many technical committees, 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.

The Bookstore – Purchase all the leading estimating and cost management books and CD’s, as well as Professional Practice Guides and Annual Meeting Transactions online 24 hours a day.

It’s About Networking…
Expand your contacts through AACE International. Attend AACE local section or Annual Meetings for interesting speakers, informational tours, social dinners and much more. The Membership Directory is an excellent source for a list of contact information on thousands of members. Join one of our many technical committees and the AACE Forums — a great resource! Plus, the price is right — they are free to all AACE members!

It’s About Excellence…
AACE’s Certified Cost Consultant (CCC), Certified Cost Engineer (CCE), Certified Cost Technician (CCT), Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), Certified Estimating Professional (CEP), Certified Portfolio, Program, & Project Manager (C3PM), Earned Value Professional (EVP), and Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) certification programs are third-party credentials that are recognized as signifying specialized cost and management capabilities.

The CCC/CCE, CCT, EVP, and PSP programs are independently accredited by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards and the International Cost Engineering Council. AACE certifications are a recognized credible standard in the cost management field.

It’s About Benefits…
Car Rental Discounts: Use your Member Savings Card that you received in your welcome kit for great savings from Hertz! Your Member Savings Card includes your year-round membership discount and your choice of one of the following offers each time you rent. Offers are subject to blackout and availability.

Group Insurance Programs: Your Membership in the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering gives you many Special Opportunities and Benefits. One of these is the AACE International Group Insurance Program– your source for cost-effective, dependable coverage available only to eligible members of AACE International and their dependents. The AACE International Insurance Committee and the program administrator work together to provide the insurance plans AACE International members may need and the level of personal service you deserve. The mass-purchasing power of all the members who participate means competitively priced group rates for you. Each plan in the program is designed with maximum flexibility so you can elect the coverage that’s right for you. And some of the insurance industry’s most respected firms underwrite the AACE International plans. To learn more about these plans, click here.

World Points Credit Card: Get something back for your everyday purchases. Use your AACE® International Platinum Plus® MasterCard® credit card with WorldPoints® rewards, and you’ll earn points you can redeem for cash, travel, merchandise, even unique adventures.u Rewards for the things you buy anyway.