Those qualified under the accredited programs are entitled to use the International Cost Engineering Council name and logo and the post-nominals ICECA to designate their achievement.

Letterheads and business cards

Those who have received ICEC accreditation may include the ICEC logo and name on their business cards and letterheads provided that the sponsoring member society has submitted the proposed wording to ICEC for approval.

Care must be given to clearly show that the person holds a certificate issued by the member society, not by ICEC, and that ICEC has granted accreditation to the member society, not to the individual. Wording must clearly show that the individual is certified, not their business or company.
Suitable wording may be: "Name of person, Certified Cost Engineer (certified by AICE, accredited by ICEC)" or "Name of Person, Certified Cost Engineer (certified by the Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Economica, accredited by the International Cost Engineering Council)".

Another example is:  "Name of Person, CMP (certified by AFITEP, accredited by ICEC)." This wording may be in English or in the language of the country in which the certificate is issued, if other than English.

If the initials are spelled out, the words used should match the initials customarily used by the certifying member society. The ICEC logo may be used along with the wording provided that the logo is small in size.


Because the use of an acronym following a name is a widely used practice in many countries to designate credentials, the ICEC Executive has authorized the use of acronyms to designate ICEC accreditation as shown in the following examples:

"MAICE CCE ICECA" - meaning that the person is a member and holds a Certified Cost Engineer certificate issued by AICE and accredited by ICEC.

"EIE/ICECA" - meaning that the person is a member and holds a Certified Cost Engineer certificate issued by AICE and accredited by ICEC.

“PIE/ICECA” -  meaning that the person is a member and holds a Cost Engineer Practitioner  certificate issued by AICE and accredited by ICEC.

An important consideration in the use of the acronym is that ICECA (International Cost Engineering Council Accredited) follows the acronym related to the membership and certification granted by the member society. The ICECA acronym may not be used alone and may not appear in any other location in a list of credentials.

Fees and Renewal

The individual is not required to pay any fee to ICEC for the use of the ICEC designation. However the accredited member society is required to pay to ICEC a fee of US$2 per certified person per year. This fee is a part of the annual ICEC subscription payment.

The individual is required to renew their certificate with the certifying member society at least once every three to five years by either producing evidence of significant efforts at to continue their professional development or by submitting their credentials for to re-examination.

Member societies must reapply for ICEC accreditation at least once every five years. This requirement is to assure that the accredited program has not been modified in any way which might cause it to no longer meet ICEC standards of quality and acceptability.

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