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About the course

Cost engineering is a mix of several disciplines. A good cost engineer is a technician at heart, but one who can dissect a project into stages. The art of cost engineering is assigning value to that which has been or will be engineered. The certification course will teach you the techniques of estimating, planning and cost control for the various stages of a project. Having this knowledge will kick-start your career in the industry.

The certification course follows the international standards set by the international organization of cost engineers, the AACEI. Being granted the title of Approved Educational Provider (AEP) by the AACEI, Cost Engineering allows you to take the necessary steps towards becoming a Certified Cost Professional (CCP). For more information on CCP, please visit the AACEI website.

What you’ll learn

  • The Cost Engineering certification course prepares you for the CCT or CCP exam of the AACE.
  • You can become a CCP within five months.
  • Write a paper according to AACE’s standards.


If you don’t have the experience yet that is required to take the CCP exam, you might be interested in the CCT Certification Course. It is also possible to follow that course first, obtain your CCT certification, and then get back to us for your CCP certification.


Our Clients

The Cost Engineering Academy is trusted by many industry leaders, such as:

This course is aimed at:

  • Graduate engineer (Bachelor / Master);
  • Cost controller;
  • Project engineer;
  • Cost estimator;
  • Junior project manager;
  • Junior project cost engineer;
  • Discipline leads;
  • Members of the purchase department;
  • Members of a tendering team;
  • Work preparators;
  • All who are involved in technical projects, cost estimation, cost control and planning and contract review in their organizations.

At least 8 years of professional experience. Of those 8 years, 4 years of appropriate college-level academic education are accepted.


The total CCP program consists of 11 days of training:

Day 1: The Role of the Cost Engineer

Day 2: Cost Estimating Methodologies and Classifications

Day 3: An Introduction to Statistics, Economics and Finance

Day 4: Planning, Cost Control and Progress Measurement

Day 5: Cost Engineering Fundamentals within Project Management

Day 6: Cost-, Quality-, Value-, and Contract Management

Day 7: Risk Management and Common Cost Engineering Practices

Day 8: Comprehensive Cost Engineering Skills and Knowledge Case

Day 9: Exam Preparation

Day 10: CCP-specific examination training and questions by students

Day 11: CCP-specific preparation for writing a technical paper (obligatory in order to enroll for the CCP exam)


Days 1-9 are given in classroom format on the scheduled dates. Days 10 and 11 are scheduled individually per participant and is typically done some time after the classroom sessions, to give the student time to prepare.