I am planning to go for AACEi certifications.. Considering to start with PSP, followed by CCE and EVM.. Although my employer has agreed to bear the fees for these certs, just want to check if its worth doing.. I am UK national and dont have any plans to move outside EU.. How helpful these certs would be for this region ? Are they more recognized in US/Canada only or has a global acceptance.. ?
Here is the extract from one the popular certification wesbite for CCE which you fiond helpful :
"Certification confers a number of tangible benefits to the individual cost engineer,
employers and the reputation of the profession in general. The need for the qualification stems to a large extent
from the international nature of cost engineering. Certification provides an internationally comparable qualification of the cost engineers capabilities.
This enables employers to specify and identify appropriately qualified and capable cost engineers for their needs.
It also for the first time allows a comparison of cost engineers from different countries to be made with much
greater certainty than has previously been possible. Employers are now able to distinguish cost engineers on their capabilities, rather
than making a decision on a series of essentially incomparable technical qualifications. It
also benefits the cost engineer, in that for the first time there is an internationally recognised and comparable
certification of their working capabilities. The term capabilities has been used quite deliberately as it
defines quite clearly the nature of Certification and the Certified Cost Engineer. Certification is designed
to assess and evaluate the intellect, education and experience of the cost engineer and especially the ability
to use these in a particular field of cost engineering. Collectively it is the capability to apply these on
behalf of an employer to achieve particular defined objectives. So, by its very nature, Certified Cost Engineer
is a working qualification rather than another academic qualification or professional membership. Certified Cost Engineers are entitled to use the letters CCE
after their name or use the full designation of Certified Cost Engineer. The
designation is a personal one and relates only to that individual; it is not transferable to the
individuals employer, so a firm cannot call itself Certified Cost Engineers because it employers Certified Cost
Engineers. Members often ask where does Certified Cost Engineer sit in relation to other professional and academic
qualifications. This is a difficult question to answer because there is no definitive hierarchy of professional
qualifications. Certification differs from professional body membership because it is a certification of current capabilities,
capabilities that continue to be practised at an advanced level."