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Certified Cost Professional (CCP), Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 11 days
Eindhoven, Netherlands
11-day course to prepare you for the official international Cost Professional certificate of the AACE, the International Association of Cost Engineers. You will earn the title Certified Cost Professional (CCP) if you pass the exam
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The Certified Cost Professional (CCP) course will teach you the techniques of estimating, planning and cost control for the various stages of an industrial project. Having this knowledge will kick-start your career. 

The certification course follows the international standards set by the global organization of cost engineers, the AACE. The course allows you to take the necessary steps towards becoming a Certified Cost Professional (CCP). 

The Certified Cost Professional (CCP) designation is one of the most recognized certifications in the cost engineering and cost management domain globally.

Certified Cost Professional (CCP) – mode of study

  • Option 1: 11-day classroom course
  • Option 2: In-company course

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    The AACE is a non-profit, leading-edge professional society and is the largest organization serving the entire spectrum of the cost and management profession.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 days
    • Duration description

      The Certified Cost Professional (CCP) course consists of 11 days, taught during 4 building blocks, spread over 4 months. Every course day starts at 09.00 hrs in the morning until approx. 17.00 hrs in the afternoon.

  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • presentation of the AACE certification
  • introduction to cost engineering
  • the role of the cost engineer
  • the basics of Total Cost Management (TCM)
  • cost elements
  • pricing
  • material
  • labour
  • cost estimating
  • economic costs
  • basic engineering economics
  • statistics and probability


The course is aimed at cost controllers, project engineers, (cost) estimators, project managers, project cost engineers, project control professionals, contract administrators, discipline leads, members of the purchase department, members of a tendering team, work preparators and all who are involved in technical projects, cost estimation, cost control.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Work Experience

At least 8 year(s) of work experience are required.

To become a Certified Cost Professional (CCP) you must have at least 8 years of professional experience. Of those 8 years, 4 years of appropriate college-level/academic education count as acceptable professional experience.

Technological Requirements

ou have to pass the technical paper submittal and have to agree with the Code of Ethics of the AACE and the profession of Cost Professional. You must also satisfy continuing certification requirements. If you do not (yet) have the required experience, you can first take part in the Certified Cost Technician (CCT) training.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7280 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7280 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    7280 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7280 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

All course materials, the exam (first try), drinks and lunches are included.

Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Certified Cost Professional (CCP) – in-house

With at least 5 persons, an in-company Certified Cost Professional (CCP) course could be your best choice. As an additional benefit, we can tailor the course with topics that are of special interest to your business.

Are you interested? Please call us at +31 (0)40 - 246 02 20 or send an e-mail to to discuss the possibilities.

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