AACE International

Approved Education Provider (AEP) Application

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Instructions for Completion and Submittal

  1. Complete each section of the form and attach any required documents, as applicable.
  2. All fields are required, unless otherwise stated.
  3. You may select "Save my progress and resume later" at any time.  This action will require you to enter your email and create a password.  At your next log-in, you will select "Resume a previously saved form” and enter the same email and password you used to save the form.  For quick retrieval you may want to bookmark this web form page.
  4. You may add more than one course material to review.  Select "Add another course" in the bottom right corner of the field-set titled AEP Course Materials for Review.
  5. Contact the Manager, Education at education@aacei.org if you have any questions or encounter any issues.

Account Manager/Billing Information
Use this section to designate the person responsible for account log-in and payment authorization credentials.

Designate an account manager with authority to make credit card payments.

Must be the primary email of the designated contact/account manager.
Fee Schedule
$1,500.00 - for one fee, you may offer unlimited courses listed and maintained on your website, which will allow control over your content and showcase the most current course information.  You may use AACE International's AEP logo (provided separately after your application is approved) on your website and course materials which have been registered with and approved by AACE International.  

We will list your company on our website, in an alphabetical format.  The listing will include your:
  • Logo
  • Company name
  • Website link
  • Country
  • A 150-word company description & overview (see website for sample descriptions)
AACE website listing should appear as follows:
This information will be listed on our website upon approval of your application.
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Company Overview & Verification 
This information will provide verification that your company is qualified to offer educational courses and that it has been teaching for a least one year.  For any AACE certification review courses, you must provide verification that the course instructor(s) actively holds the certification.  Samples of company verification may include your business charter, articles of incorporation, proof of accreditation by an appropriate accrediting body or evidence of proprietorship.  Samples of teaching verification may be a list of attendees from a course taught at least one year prior to application, or some other authenticated verification.

List the subjects and timeline to be covered.

AEP Course Materials For Review 
Use this section to describe your course & materials and so it can be applied to Total Cost Management Framework and Recommended Practice 11R-88: Required Skills and Knowledge of a Cost Engineer. 

Your summary should provide a high level overview of the course.
What should the student should be able to do after the course?
What can the student expect to learn from this course?
Who will benefit from the course?
Outline or Agenda
This will list the subject to be covered and timeline of the instruction.

List the subjects and timeline to be covered.

This will list the breakdown of each teaching section. The Syllabus is critical and will serve as the key document for mapping the course to the TCM Framework.  Please provide sufficient detail to fully describe the course offering (PowerPoint slides or other presentation media are not accepted in lieu of a syllabus).  

List breakdown of each teaching section to be covered with sufficient detail to fully describe the course offering (PowerPoint slides or other presentation media are not accepted in lieu of a syllabus).

This will list who is teaching your course and assess if they are qualified.  You must provide a resume or CV for each instructor to verify their qualifications to teach the course. REMINDER: If the course is for a certification review course, the instructor must actively hold the certification.

List each instructor and their qualifications to teach the course.

PowerPoint and Class Handout
Use this section to provide your course presentation and handouts if you teach an AACE certification review course (CCP, PSP, etc).  Reminder: the instructor must actively hold the certification.

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AEP Agreement to Conditions of Participation:

1.     Content of each course must be relevant to the field of cost and or management and address one or more of the skills included in the AACE International Total Cost Management Framework and the current edition of Skills & Knowledge of Cost Engineering.

2.     Learning objectives and method of instruction should be clearly stated on promotional materials and to prospective participants.

3.     Attendance records for each course must be maintained for at least one year.

4.     Company 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 number of professional development hours for which the course was taught.

5.     Substantive participant comments included in post-course evaluations must be considered when making necessary improvements to the course.

6.     Provider will use qualified instructors who are experts in the topics they are presenting. In the case of AACE certification review courses, instructors must hold the certification for which they are teaching.

7.     No AEP may offer an AACE certification review course that has not been registered and approved by the AACE Education Board.

8.     Provider will adhere to the AACE International Canons of Ethics in the conduct of courses.

9.     Marketing that presents the Provider as an AEP shall be restricted to those courses registered and approved by AACE International. Use of the approved AEP logo and its Association-approved statement will only be used in conjunction with those courses which have been registered with AACE International. The approved statement is, "[Name of Provider] is an AACE International Approved Education Provider (AEP). [Name of Provider] is committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of AACE International members and other TCM professionals through appropriate learning activities and products. As an AACE International AEP, [Name of Provider] has agreed to abide by AACE-established operational and educational criteria, and is subject to random audits for quality assurance and compliance purposes."

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.

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