ASPE Certification is the highest form of professional recognition an individual estimator can receive and is being sought by more construction estimators every year. Through its Certification Program, the American Society of Professional Estimators recognizes the estimating proficiency and ethical awareness of the Certified Professional Estimator (CPE).

The Certification Board, with the help of Chapter Certification Committees and Regional Governors, administers the Certification Program.

ASPE Certification may be defined as an educational process, which entails mandatory workshop attendance, submission of an acceptable Professional Evaluation Application and technical paper, successful completion of written examinations and participation in the Continuing Certification Program. Each CPE Candidate must earn an affirmative appraisal based on proven ability and practical experience in the profession.

The ASPE Chapter #4 contact is:

Certification Chair
John T. Balistreri, CPE
Phone: (619) 589-3080
Email: [email protected]

The ASPE National website Certification page is a one-stop shop for those interested in certification. A full listing of available forms and links can be found on their site.


If you don't have the Acrobat Reader plug-in, you can download it from Adobe's site via this link. You will need to select your computer type and operating system and fill in some additional information. Notice that you can select the folder to which the file should be downloaded. Just be sure you remember where it's going and what it's named so you can find it later. (For Macintosh users, the file may save to the Desktop.)

After downloading is complete, and depending on the Reader version number, you may need to install. If so, close all open applications first. You can use either "My Computer" (Windows) or possibly Desktop (Macintosh) to find and open the file you downloaded. After installation, when you're on the web and you click on a link that has the extension ".pdf," Adobe Reader should automatically open and show your document.