The ACostE can assess and accredit an organisation's Skill Development Framework in relation to Estimating, Cost Engineering, Scheduling and/or Project Control.
There are four levels or award available:
Platinum for organisations which meet at least 90% of the criteria in the standard
Gold for organisations which meet at least 70% of the criteria in the standard
Silver for organisations which meet at least 50% of the criteria in the standard
Bronze for organisations which meet at least 30% of the criteria in the standard
The framework reviews the process documentation in place to support skill development, access to training and development opportunities internally or externally, alignment with the relevant National Occupational Standards and the level of engagement with professional bodies. A key part of the process is the feedback received from a range or practitioners in the organisation through a series of questionnaires and\or interviews.
Fees are dependent on the size and geographical diversity of the organisation.
Licensing of Tiered Accreditation
For organisations who are Company Members and have achieved Company Accreditation at Silver or above may apply to be licensed to award Enrolled and Registered Cost Engineer status to its employees.
Such employees must hold membership of the Association as individuals.
For further information on Company Accreditation or the licensing of Tiered Accreditation, contact:
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Post to: Accreditation, Association of Cost Engineers, Lea House, 5 Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1XL