The construction industry is, by any measure, the largest single industry in the world. The construction estimator is THE PERSON responsible for the evaluation of manpower, materials and other costs for this multi-billion-dollar industry.

Government agencies, owners, designers and contractors are increasingly looking to Certified Professional Estimators (CPE’s) for reliable cost estimates that are the key to success in this competitive arena.

During the 1970’s and 1980’s, chapter and national committees combined their efforts to develop and refine a system for evaluating the capabilities of construction estimators. A program for testing and certification was initiated. This program includes mandatory attendance at an educational workshop, writing an acceptable technical paper, successful completion of written examinations, and participation in the continuing certification program. ASPE certification has been judged to be timely and beneficial by several international construction publications.