Being granted the term “Certified Professional Estimator” (CPE) – a nationally recognized program – by The American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) is an acknowledgement of having estimating proficiency with a continuing commitment to the construction industry, to furthering one’s education, to follow ethical practices and to be motivated for personal growth.

Ten reasons to consider earning a CPE designation:

*Reflects personal achievement and motivation

*Improves opportunities and advancement

*May provide for greater earning potential

*Improves skills and knowledge

*Prepares you for greater on-the-job responsibilities

*Builds self esteem

*Grants you a nationally recognized professional status and credentials

* Demonstrates your commitment to the industry and the estimating profession

* Recognition as a qualified and competent individual

*Ensures that the recipient keeps abreast of construction industry changes

Steps to take to earning your CPE status – have 5 years of experience, take a General Estimating Knowledge Exam (GEK), take a Discipline Specific Test (DST) and submit a 2,500 + word Technical Paper (based on your discipline). The CPE Program is offered in an open cycle format that allows candidates to progress at a self-guided pace. Contact our Chapter Certification Chairman, Fred Waldrop, FCPE (  or visit our website for more information.

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