Apply for CERT Membership



    1. Firm Name:

    2. Principal/Owner:

    3. Address:


    4. Telephone:


    5. Email of Principal:

    6. Website:

    7. Applicant firm provides estimating services in which CSI Divisions?

    8. Is the applicant company a full time or part time enterprise (35 hours per week is considered full time)? FTPT

    9. Applying for Membership level

    10. Date the applicant firm was established
    Incorporated? YesNo
    If yes, in which State?

    11. Please list business structure:
    Sole PropLLCS CorpOther

    12. Federal ID Number .
    If using SS # check Yes Yes

    13. Number of Employees excluding Principal:

    14. Does the applicant firm carry insurance? (check all that apply):
    General LiabilityProfessional LiabilityWorkers CompAutomotive

    15. Does the applicant firm perform other technical work besides cost estimating? (check all that apply): Project ManagementSchedulingOwner’s RepresentationExpert WitnessOther

    16. Other professional associations of which the applicant firm or principal is a member (check all that apply):
    ASPEAACEAIAPCEACSIABCAGCSMPSNAWICASAlocal chamber of commerceOTHER (please list)

    17. Credentials held by Principal of applicant firm

    18. Will you be willing to serve on a committee? YesNo

    19. If yes on 18, please check one:
    Programs (plans Best Practices calls and writes articles)Membership (acts to increase and improve CERT membership)Best Practices Manual (edits and publishes the next edition of the CERT BP Manual)Events (plans seminars and conferences)

    20. Members of the Consulting Estimators Round Table must subscribe to the ASPE Cannons of Ethics – Will you subscribe to the ASPE Code of Ethics? YesNo

    21. List here or attach a list of projects from the last six months including their size.

    22. How did you become aware of the CERT?

    PLEASE REVIEW THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CERT MEMBERSHIP TYPES – a membership type will be assigned by the CERT Executive Director upon the review of the application; a non-refundable application fee as determined by the fee structure listed below must accompany this application in order to be reviewed.

    All new members of the CERT enter at one of these three levels depending on experience:

    SENIOR ESTIMATING CONSULTANCY FIRM (membership classification SECF)
    Individual or firm primarily engaged in five years or more of full-time private practice providing cost estimating services, independent of a contracting, construction management, or design firm.

    CONSULTANT ESTIMATOR FIRM (membership classification CEF)
    Individual or firm primarily engaged in less than five years of full-time private practice providing cost estimating services, independent of a contracting, construction management, or design firm.

    ASSOCIATE COST ESTIMATING FIRM (membership classification ACEF)
    Individual or firm engaged in providing cost estimating services on a part-time basis while being primarily employed elsewhere for full or part-time, so long as the estimating service is not for the primary employer. An ACEF designation shall only be valid for two years; in that time the firm should become fully independent and change the classification to a CEF.

    Yearly Membership dues $200.00 due January 1st
    New members that join will be pro-rated January to March = $200.00; April to June = $175.00; July to September = $150.00; October to December = $200.00 (carries the member to the end of the following year).

    Membership includes:

    1. The CERT Best Practices Manual for a Private Firm Engaged in Construction Cost Estimating.

    2. Access to educational conference calls.

    3. Twice yearly conferences to be held in various locations

    4. Access to fellow consulting firms for business advice and networking