The Technomics Training Institute (TTI) opened a new season of its cost estimator training course with "Cost Estimating Basics" on Tuesday, August 9. Since its inception in 2010, TTI has offered free monthly training sessions to prepare analysts for the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) Professional Cost Estimator/Analyst (PCEA) and Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) exams. Several TTI season 3 graduates will be taking the certification exam on September 2. ICEAA also has five additional exam dates scheduled for fall of 2016. If you are interested in registering for the PCEA or CCEA exam during the 2016-2017 season, refer to the schedule on ICEAA's website:

On the second Tuesday of every month, TTI cost estimating professionals teach modules from the Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge (CEBoK) to prepare analysts for certification. These sessions are open to any cost analyst in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. “Cost Estimating Basics” hosted a crowd of 12 Technomics employee owners and 8 external attendees from a diverse group of other organizations, including the Department of Education.

Upcoming sessions include:

September 13th: Cost Estimating Techniques (CEBoK Module 2)

October 11th: Parametrics (CEBoK Module 3)

November 8th: Data Collection (CEBoK Module 4)

December 13th: Inflation (CEBoK Module 5)

Prepare for the PCEA and CCEA certification exams by attending these upcoming TTI sessions in the Large Conference Room at the Technomics Headquarters in Crystal City. To RSVP for a training session or to be added to the TTI mailing list, please contact the training coordinator, Derreck Ross, at

Please refer to for directions to the Technomics Headquarters and for infomation on parking and available transportation.

Do you know any analysts that would benefit from certification? Share this announcement on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

Remember to pick up your copy of the CEBoK to catch up on "Cost Estimating Basics" before the second session on Tuesday, September 13: