What you have to do

Download the application form and Sponsor brief from this website, and complete, send the completed form with the registration fee to: the association offices.

Send copy by email to:accreditation@acoste.org.uk

Also post a hard copy with fee to:

Association of Cost Engineers,
Lea House,
5 Middlewich Road,
CW11 1XL

Telephone number: 01270 764 798

Link to:

  • Tiered Accreditation Entry Form
  • Sponsor Brief
  • Basis of Accreditation Prices
  • Accreditation Process Flow
  • Having registered for tiered accreditation, the board will decide at what level they feel you should be targeted; this will determine what Level package is issued to you

    You will:

  • Have a level package issued for completion and submission (downloadable) in the main the format is a series of open ended questionnaires you will be expected to complete and have verified by your sponsors before submission, there may be some National Units of Assessment (NUA) to complete dependent on your prior learning (again a questionnaire format).
  • Have an assessor appointed who will support any queries you may have and will assess any NUA you need to complete.
  • Having been awarded a professional status

    You will:

  • Following Award, you will be required to demonstrate you are maintaining your professional standing by maintaining a structured diary on an ongoing basis of any professional development and enhancing activities since award.
  • The Board will call in 10% of registrant's CPD diaries each year for review: and will request on a random basis to see your CPD record. Failure to maintain your Professional standing and record will result in suspension of your Professional status until your CPD records have satisfactorily been updated, and possibly an interview with the Board may.
  • The CPD process requires typically the following types of activities: enhancing activities at work, seminars or courses attended, papers submitted/presented, articles written, attendance at Professional body events etc that you feel have enabled you to grow professionally as a person.
  • The CPD record package will be issued along with your certificate of Professional status The continued use of your post nominal in correspondence, and your working life, is dependent on satisfactory ongoing maintenance and submission of your CPD diary.