Content of courses
offered must be relevant to the field of cost and management and able to be
mapped to the current editions of the Total Cost Management (TCM) Framework,
Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering, and Recommended Practices.
objectives and method of instruction for courses must be clearly stated on
promotional materials and to prospective participants.
records for each course must be maintained for at least one year.
AEP must present
each attendee with a certificate of completion or a letter supporting the
attendee’s participation. The certificate or letter must include the course
title, course number (if applicable), date of completion, and the number of continuing
education units (CEU) and professional development hours (PDH earned during the
participant comments included in post-course evaluations must be considered
when making necessary improvements to the course. AEP will provide completed post-course
evaluations to AACE upon request to ensure attendees’ satisfaction.
AEP may offer
AACE certification preparatory courses only upon the review and approval of the
syllabus and slide presentations by AACE’s Education Board.
content must not contain copyrighted material unless permission in writing from
AACE is obtained and material is cited as AACE’s intellectual property. The majority of course content must be the AEP’s
AEP must use
qualified instructors who are experts in the topics they are presenting. In the
case of AACE certification preparatory courses, AEP’s instructors must hold a
valid certification in the subject area they are teaching.
AEP must adhere
to the AACE International Canons of Ethics in the conduct of their courses
prohibited from delivering AACE examinations through computer-based testing, or
any other delivery mode. Therefore, if a company applying to be an AEP is
already an authorized computer-based testing center that delivers AACE
certification exams or is in the process of becoming a testing center or plans
to become a testing center in the future, the details of such must be disclosed
to AACE International. Failure to comply shall disqualify the company from the
AEP program and may be subject to ethics violations.
AEP must abide by
the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act and equivalent laws of the international community when
marketing to AACE members and certification holders. AEP must provide the
option to opt-out of future mailings and honor recipients’ opt-out requests in
a timely manner.
The AEP logo must
only be used in conjunction with those courses that have been registered and
approved by the AACE International Education Board.
and accepts that as a participant in the AEP program, AACE International
reserves the sole and exclusive right to terminate participation in the program
if it has been determined that the organization acted contrary to any AACE
International or AEP program policy outlined in these Terms and Conditions or
AACE’s Canons of Ethics.
Upon acceptance into the AEP program, AEP agrees
to pay US $1,500.00 per calendar year, January 1 – December 31, to maintain
their status. A prorated payment amount for
the first year will be calculated for applicants accepted into the program after
By checking the box below I certify: I understand that as an AACE International AEP Program participant, our firm/organization understands and accepts that AACE International reserves the sole and exclusive right to terminate our participation in the AEP Program if it has been determined that our firm has acted contrary to any AACE International or AEP Program policy, standard or rule. On behalf of the applying organization, and with full authority of this agreement, my company and I agree to accept and abide by the AACE International Approved Education Provider guidelines and all terms and conditions of this agreement as outlined in this document. My company and I further agree to accept sole and full responsibility for the quality assurance of any courses offered with respect to the AEP Program under this agreement.