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Certified Cost Professional/Certified Cost Technician Certification Examination Preparation Course (Online)









The purpose of the Certified Cost Professional exam preparation course is to assist eligible candidates, to pass the AACE® International Certification exam. Although the primary target audience is eligible candidates who aspire to achieve the coveted CCP® credential, it is also suitable for candidates who are not yet eligible and are aiming towards the Certified Cost Technician (CCT®) credential instead.


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Course Duration

This course runs over 8 weeks and is self-paced with access to PL facilitator for specific academic and administrative enquiries.



Course Benefits

Gain the skills to estimate and manage project costs more accurately, ensuring your projects stay within budget.

Learn to identify and mitigate financial risks, reducing the likelihood of cost overruns, and improve the likelihood of project success.

Acquire advanced knowledge in project planning, scheduling, financial engineering, and earned value management, equipping you to handle complex projects.

Opens new career opportunities by preparing you to obtain the highly sought-after Certified Cost Professional (CCP) or Certified Cost Technician (CCT) certification.


This course consists of 16 modules, of which 13 are core and three are contextual.  The core modules are covered sequentially and are as follows:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Project Management
  • Module 2 – Project Planning
  • Module 3 – Quality and Value Engineering
  • Module 4 – Contracting
  • Module 5 – Cost and Manufacturing
  • Module 6 – Cost Estimating
  • Module 7 – Scheduling
  • Module 8 – Earned Value Management
  • Module 9 – Financial Engineering
  • Module 10 – Portfolio Management
  • Module 11 – Risk
  • Module 12 – Statistics and Probability
  • Module 13 – Wrap-up
  • The contextual modules are accessible throughout and are as follows:
  • The Course Overview Module
  • The Exam Preparation and Administration Module

The course introduces the candidate to all the information relevant to the exam, including both the study material and the required administrative steps. The course involves multiple exercises and quizzes, all specifically aimed at the skills and knowledge that must be demonstrated in the exam proper.

ProjectLink is an Approved Education Provider (AEP no. 161310) for the AACE® International in Southern Africa.

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Course Format

This course consists of 16 e-learning modules, spanning over eight weeks. Access is regulated by the course instructor over this timeframe.

The course assumes that the candidate is actively preparing for the exam during the course, and as such will be ready for the exam on or soon after the course’s completion date.  A 4-hour mock exam is available on completion of the course.

Upon successful completion of the course candidates receive a Certificate of Attendance.

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


Candidates will receive the following items on the course:

  • A digital copy of the AACE® International’s Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering guide, and associated material.
  • A Certificate of Attendance.

If you purchase a "NOT a Registered AACE Member" version of the course:

This means you are NOT currently a registered AACE member, thus your course INCLUDES the prorated AACE membership for the remainder of the calendar year.

If you purchase a "Registered AACE Member" version of the course:

This means you are already a registered AACE member, thus our course EXCLUDES the AACE membership for the remainder of the calendar year.

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