SPCEA is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization that focuses on the needs of cost engineering professionals within the manufacturing industry.

Our mission is to serve as the prominent global hub of knowledge about cost engineering and analytics within the manufacturing industry. We are dedicated to promoting awareness and knowledge of cost engineering within manufacturing.

How do we achieve this goal?

    • Establishing foundational standards
    • Providing education and certification
    • Driving thought leadership within manufacturing industries

SPCEA’s income is reinvested into the organization to create more content and services. We encourage all contributions and rely heavily on volunteers to help maximize value to our members. Whether you are an engineer or not, come join us!

What do you get from SPCEA?

Cost engineering training and certification

Memberships including job boards for cost engineering positions

Networking opportunities with other professionals in the field

Priority access to conferences and events run by SPCEA


With SPCEA’s specialized training and certification courses, you will have access to instruction by a leading team of experts who are passionate about the topics they teach.

Your career will advance by earning our Certified Product Cost ExpertTM (CPCE) certification which focuses on three main branches of costing: cost controlling, cost estimating, and cost optimization.

SPCEA’s other in-depth training courses touch on all the important topics, and also offer you more in-depth training in complimentary special topics such as stamping cost estimation, cost optimization methodology, molding cost estimation, and more.

You may register for our CPCE certification or any training as either a member or non-member. We don’t limit our certification and training to members only. We also offer the CPCE for Cost Engineers and Non-Cost Engineers- both are catered to you and your needs.

The skills you receive through SPCEA’s certification process will set you up for success. Not only will your own personal efficiency increase, but your value to current and prospective employers will as well.

You and others who are interested in cost engineering can get involved and take action using these skills and opportunities. We aim for the companies that hire those that are certified to have full confidence in those individuals’ abilities in the industry.


By becoming a member of SPCEA, you can contribute to the industry all while gaining and sharing knowledge that will last you a lifetime.

The relationships you make with other SPCEA members will make the experience even more beneficial. Members receive 10% off all SPCEA purchases — including training, certifications, and conferences!

You will gain access to a multitude of resources that complete the SPCEA experience. Membership resources include granted access to special articles and white papers. Each of the articles gathered here is an authoritative guide that informs you concisely about complex issues. With these commentaries, you will be able to better understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.

Also, you can explore open positions at your convenience with SPCEA’s job board as a member. We post and update cost engineering jobs within the manufacturing industry regularly with specifically you in mind!

There are three membership options are available:

    • Individual
    • Student
    • Corporate

All forms of membership give you opportunities to engage, learn, and grow with other members.

Members Learning new skills and Networking