coaching & development

Certified cost estimators and analysts have never been more important in business. With programs and budgets soaring into the millions and billions of dollars a small error can be costly. Consequently, government, commercial, and academic employers need a means to identify quickly those experienced professionals who can decipher what matters most and generate more accurate cost estimates and analyses.
The International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) has drawn on commercial, government and academic senior leadership knowledge to institute a Certified Cost Estimator/ Analyst (CCEA®) program that promotes competency recognition based on preparation, assessment, and sustainment.

ICEAA’s certification program means more than just demonstrating that one is able to get or keep a job; it provides a professional credential that sets the standard for the entire costing estimating and analysis community. It provides the foundation for professional cost careers and offers employers and individuals a means of distinguishing and achieving excellence. Ultimately, certification offers a stamp of approval of an individual’s mastery of the basic and intermediate cost knowledge and consequently strengthens the individual’s and their organization’s ability to produce quality cost estimates and analyses.

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ICEAA Canada, in partnership with the Department of National Defence and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, offer a series of exam preparation and coaching sessions for federal government employees, to prepare for the certification exams.

The program is a combination of self-study, group study and facilitated group study sessions that take place over a four-month period.

ICEAA Canada will arrange for interested participants to write the certification exams following the coaching program.

At the moment, the program is open to all interested federal public servants, free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis.