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Looking for additional educational opportunities including Online Estimating Classes? Go to our Education Committee's web page for a listing of the Online Classes available.
Do you want to be a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE)?
For more information on Certification or other educational programs or more information on becoming certified. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the link for the Standard Estimating Practice Manual. The 10th Edition should be available in the next few weeks. Standard Estimating Practice Manual
Interested in joining ASPE? Go to Join ASPE for an application form.
ASPE Downloadable Publications List:
Free to Members: ASPE Recommended Bidding Procedures
Professional evaluation through Certification is one of the many ways the American Society of Professional Estimators endeavors to promote the profession and benefit the construction industry.
The founders of the Society sought to include estimators of all types of construction in the membership of ASPE: residential, heavy, general, specialty trade and conceptual. In the early years of the Society, programs were developed to encourage university-level instruction in construction estimating for the novice as well as the experienced estimator. A system for evaluating the proficiency of estimators seeking certification was also envisioned.
ASPE Certification is the highest form of professional recognition an individual estimator can receive and is being sought and attained by more construction estimators every year. It is the only program of its kind to attest that a construction estimator has met the necessary educational and experience requirements and has the capabilities required of our profession. Through its Certification Program, the American Society of Professional Estimators recognizes the estimating proficiency and ethical awareness of the Certified Professional Estimator (CPE).
ASPE Certification may be defined as an educational process, which entails mandatory workshop attendance, submission of an acceptable Professional Evaluation Application and technical paper, successful completion of written examinations and participation in the Continuing Certification Program. Each CPE Candidate must earn an affirmative appraisal based on proven ability and practical experience in the profession.
With such diversity of backgrounds among estimators, the development of programs for both education and certification of professional construction estimators has been a demanding and rewarding process. For all the varied disciplines and levels of detail, the fundamental principles of construction cost estimating remain universally applicable. Beyond these fundamentals, however, the realms of varied disciplines make construction estimating one of the most unique challenging, and fulfilling professions an individual may pursue.
ASPE recognizes the fundamental estimating principles inherent to all types of construction estimating. Whether for general, mechanical, electrical, or specialty disciplines, or for an owner, designer or contracting firm, the estimator requires knowledge that is applicable in virtually all circumstances.
Each candidate seeking certification must meet five basic requirements.