Professional Certifications

ACE offers a variety of non-credit certification programs for participants in the construction industry who need or want more formal industry related knowledge in such areas as construction project management, project delivery and business development. The programs, taught by industry experts and ASU faculty, are specifically designed to serve the educational needs of working professionals.

ACE currently offers the following professional certification programs:

  • Certified Construction Project Manager (CCPM)
  • Certified Job Order Contracting Professional (CJP)
  • Certified Business Developer (CBD)

ACE certification programs provide training on a specific topic for which participants receive a certificate of completion and continuing education units after completing the training.  Upon successful demonstration of the knowledge acquired through either a comprehensive final examination or a project demonstrating application (depends on program) the particpant will receive professional recognition with a credential and use of a professional designation that indicates the credential earned.

For more infromation on each professional certification program, credentialing requirements, and recertification, please select the program below.

Available Programs

Certified Construction Project Manager Program

Certified Construction Project Manager Program

The ACE Certified Construction Project Manager Program (CCPM) covers the vast body of knowledge about project management in the construction industry, presented through stimulating, interactive instruction and classroom activities. Topics are presented in 10 easy to understand half-day modules by instructors who are academic and industry experts with years of experience and proven success in their areas of expertise. Participants will learn how to succeed in project management in the construction industry, no matter what role they represent.

This program provides participants with the basic concepts and skills for construction industry success from conception through delivery. Learn essential skills for productivity and profitability, expand personal growth and leadership, and how to manage your projects to increase your value to the organization and gain a competitive professional advantage.

The CCPM covers more than the construction phase of a project - it includes activities from preconstruction through commissioning, including procurement, project controls, contracts, and more - imparting the skill sets to succeed in business and manage any project. Participants will also enhance your understanding of project and business management skills such as staffing, communication, negotiations, quality control and subcontractor/supplier management.

Topic/Modules (Note modules may not be delivered in order shown):

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Team Building and Partnering
  • Communication Skills
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Insurance, Bonds, Contracts & Risk
  • Subcontractor, Vendor & Supplier Selection and Management
  • Estimating, Budgeting and Job Cost Management
  • Scheduling & Project Progress
  • Quality Control and Information Management
  • Leadership

The ACE CCPM Program is a non-credit CEU program for current or aspiring construction industry professionals - Project Managers, Construction Managers, Owners, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Subcontractors, Developers, and other professionals from every discipline in commercial, residential, public works and specialty construction. There are no prerequisites to enroll in this program, however basic knowledge about the construction process is assumed. A certificate of completion will be awarded after successfully completing the program.

Certified Job Order Contracting Professional

Certified Job Order Contracting Professional

The Certified Job Order Contracting Professional program (CJP) is the training program for JOC professionals leading to certification as a Certified JOC Professional from the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence (CJE). Through this partnership, ACE and CJE developed this six module program with technical training and case studies delivered in half-day sessions, with an optional culminating exam for those seeking certification.

Modules cover the following topics relative to the successful implementation of a Job Order Contracting program:

  • Introduction to Job Order Contracting (JOC)
  • Legal Considerations and Contracts
  • Procurement and Selection Processes
  • Pricing and Cost Estimating
  • Operations, Management and the Operations Manual
  • Case Studies

The CJP program is a 24 hour non-credit CEU program. There are no prerequisites to enroll in this program, but basic knowledge about the construction and JOC process will be assumed. 2.4 non-credit CEU’s will be awarded for all who attend and successfully complete the 6 modules of instruction. Designation as a Certified JOC Professional will be awarded by CJE upon successful completion of the course with a passing score achieved on the optional exam.

Construction Equipment Management Academy

Construction Equipment Management Academy

The Construction Equipment Management Academy (CEMA) is an intensive, multi-day executive level program designed for equipment managers, financial managers and operations specialists who seek tools, techniques and ideas to improve fleet management and increase return on investment. It builds the confidence and creativity needed to develop new solutions, innovate and change.

What will you learn

Attendees in the CEMA will learn how to:

  • Organize your business to maximize the value of your equipment assets
  • Make internal rental rates work and maintain alignment
  • Estimate owning and operating costs
  • Define economic life and develop long term fleet replacement strategies
  • Manage and measure the performance of maintenance and repair operations
  • Define and implement maintenance procedures that extend component life and lower cost

Who should attend

Equipment managers, accountants, owners, operations personnel and administrative personnel responsible for significant investments in equipment. OEM, dealer and supplier representatives responsible for end user and customer relationships.

Who are the instructors

Core material is presented by faculty in the Del E. Webb School of Construction at ASU, supported by a series of presentations by leading experts in areas of topical and immediate interest.

Certified Business Developer

Certified Business Developer

The Certified Business Developer program (CBD) is a training program for business development professionals leading to certification as a Certified Business Developer from the Business Development Guild (BDG). Through this partnership, ACE and BDG developed this six module program, delivered in half-day sessions, to assist with the integration of business development and operational efforts.

Topics relative to business development in the design and construction industry covered within the six modules include:

  • Fundamentals of Market Research; Business Models; Project Delivery Methods
  • Action Planning Marketing and Business Development Roles/Definition
  • Business and Strategic Planning
  • Ethics, Politics and Business Development; Personal Branding
  • The Development Stages of a Project; The Business of Construction
  • Budgeting and Operations in Business Development
  • Return on Relationships; Leveraging Your Network
  • Project Funding 101
  • The Anatomy of a Chase

The CBD program is a 24 hour non-credit CEU program. There are no prerequisites to enroll in this program. 2.4 non-credit CEU’s will be awarded for all who attend and successfully complete the 6 modules of instruction. Designation as a Certified Business Developer will be awarded by BDG upon successful completion of the course with a passing score achieved on the optional exam.

Upcoming Programs

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