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Certified Cost Professional/Cost Technician

Certified Cost Professional / Certified Cost Technician

Course Overview:

The practical and “hands-on” approach to this course will benefit any cost engineer or individual who is working in a cost control/project management environment wanting to advance their knowledge of cost engineering and enhance their cost, planning and control techniques. The aim of each session is to equip delegates with practical skills and knowledge to become better cost engineers. It is more than just a course to make delegates pass a certification exam.

The Certified Cost Professional / Certified Cost Technician course is primarily aimed at equipping Cost Engineers with the knowledge needed to pass the AACE International - The Authority for Total Cost Management® challenging Certified Cost Professional (CCP) or Certified Cost Technician (CCT) Certification exam and technical paper submission.

ProjectLink is an AACE® International Approved Education Provider (AEP).

Course Format:

Delegates attend 5 contact sessions over 5 weeks. The 5th day takes the form of a workshop to work through typical exam problem questions and the technical paper that is required for the CCP certification. An optional mock exam is scheduled 4 weeks after the last contact session. The mock exam takes about 4 hours and is a simulation of the CCT/CCP certification examination.

Cost engineers at both CCT and CCP levels are often required to perform the same functions and require the same skills. The Certified Cost Technician and Certified Cost Professional courses are thus combined. The CCP/CCT course teaches all the material that is required for delegates to sit either the Certified Cost Professional or Certified Cost Technician exam.

Course Duration:

This course is 1 day a week for 5 consecutive weeks.

Course Benefits:

Equips delegates with the necessary knowledge to:

  • Conduct a financial evaluation of projects
  • Perform project estimation of 1st principles
  • Conduct controls and Earned Value Management on a project

Course Syllabus:

Module 1 – Cost

Module 2 – Cost Estimating

Module 3 – Project Planning

Module 4 – Scheduling

Module 5 – Progress and Cost Control

Module 6 – Project Management

Module 7 – Economic Analysis

Module 8 – Statistics, Probability, & Risk Management

Who should attend this course?

  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Project Engineers
  • Cost Estimators
  • Project Managers
  • Project Planners
  • Project Controllers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Project Schedulers
  • Project Accountants
  • PMO Managers

Training Quality Assurance:

AEP AACEThe CCP/CCT course is registered with the AACE International. ProjectLink is an AACE International Approved Education Provider (AEP). ProjectLink 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, ProjectLink has agreed to abide by AACE-established operational and educational criteria and is subject to random audits for quality assurance and compliance purposes.


Delegates will receive the following items on the course:

  • Course file with all the course presentations and exercises
  • A scientific calculator
  • Course flash drive with a selection of supplementary reading
  • AACE International’s Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering guide
  • Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology 5th Edition – John M. Nicholas and Herman Steyn.
  • Certificate of attendance
  • 1-year post course assistance with technical paper for CCP delegates

Prerequisites for Certification Exam:

Delegates who wish to take the CCT certification exam must have 4 years industry related experience or a 4-year industry related university or university of technology degree. Delegates who wish to take the CCP certification exam must have 8 years industry related experience, or 4 years industry related experience and a 4-year industry related degree. In addition to writing the CCP certification exam, delegates must also submit a 2,500 - word technical paper to the AACE.

Course Price:

R19, 100, 00 excl. VAT

Physical Address

  • 243 Willem Botha Street
  • Wierda Park
  • Centurion

Postal Address

  • PO Box 52810
  • Wierda Park
  • South Africa
  • 0149

Contact us

  • Phone: +27 (0) 12 660 0010
  • Fax: +27 (0) 12 660 0190
  • Email: sales@projectlink.co.za