planning and scheduling professional training

November 2, 2021


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Planning and scheduling professional training and PSP credential will validate you as a skilled planning and scheduling professional with advanced experience in project planning, developing, monitoring, updating, forecasting and analyzing integrated project schedules. The planning and scheduling professional-PSP leads the planning and scheduling process within the AACE International Total Cost Management (TCM) framework. A PSP is able to communicate effectively with all project stakeholders, both internal and external. Planning and Scheduling Professional-PSP certification is independently accredited by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).

AACE Certification distinguishes cost and management professionals who have the knowledge and skills to impact the bottom line.


  • This planning and scheduling professional training course will provide participants with a thorough background in the concepts of planning and scheduling for engineering and construction projects.
  • The course addresses how to identify, monitor and balance information crucial for the successful management of projects.
  • IT will discuss the development of a baseline performance management plan (PMP) for the project that will allow the efficient compilation and the timely generation of quantitative performance comparisons.
  • The comparisons highlight significant performance (” Actual vs. Baseline”) and allow for preventive and early remedial and corrective actions.
  • The Practical sessions will provide hands-on experience.
  • Workshops create and track sample project from the planning phase till controlling phase (Updating).

Planning Development:

  • Input and data.
  • Contract Requirements.
  • Identifications of stakeholders.
  • Construct ability methods.
  • Considerations and constraints.
  • Identifications of resources.
  • Value engineering.
  • Stakeholder consideration.
  • Project variables.

Planning Product:

  • Planning outputs and deliverable.
  • Define scope of work.
  • Define project goals.
  • Define Project plans.
  • Phase definitions.
  • Establish work break down structure (WBS).
  • Establish organizational breakdown structure (OBS).
  • Cost break down structure (CBS).
  • Review by stakeholders.
  • Cost estimate development.
  • Baseline plan.
  • Periodic forecasts.
  • Risk and Recovery plan.
  • Sequence and phase relationship.

Chapter 2:
Schedule development:

  • Input and data (from planning).
  • Define schedule scope.
  • Break down structure.
  • Schedule specifications.
  • Feedback from stakeholders.
  • cost estimate module.
  • creating schedule.
  • Types of schedules.
  • Activities.
  • Durations.
  • Relationships.
  • Constraints and calendars.
  • Milestones.
  • Cost / resource loading.
  • Schedule basis documentation.
  • Schedule quality analysis and compliance review.

Schedule Maintenance / controlling:

  • Maintain schedule.
  • Baseline schedule.
  • Tracking schedule progress.
  • Cost and resources management.
  • Schedules change management.
  • Acceleration.
  • Schedule maintenance feedback.
  • Schedule output and deliverable.
  • Control level schedules.
  • Variances and trends.
  • Schedule analysis.
  • Schedule forecasts.
  • Recovery schedules.
  • Management summary.
  • Progress reports and reviews.
  • Construct ability review.
  • Project Managers, Program Managers.
  • Planners and Engineers how are or will be involved in planning and managing projects where schedule.
  • Cost and Performance of projects must meet rigid requirements in the areas of engineering productions.
  • Data Processing.
  • Research and Development.
  • Construction.
  • Corporate planning, finance and Marketing.
  • 8 years industry related experience
  • 4 years industry related experience + 4‐year industry related college degree

EXAM Pattern


Exam Structure:
The PSP examination consists of four parts
Part I is Basic Knowledge and questions the basics of planning and scheduling. ***It consists of MCQ concerning the basics of planning and scheduling. (40 questions)
Part II is real-time Communications Exercise and requires the candidate to draft the equivalent of a one-page typewritten memorandum to simulate reporting on planning and scheduling
analysis to the project manager, explaining the issues and proposing a solution regarding a given problem.
Part III is a Practical Exercise and entails answering a series of questions concerning various aspects of a single problem.
Part IV is a Planning and Scheduling Applications and questions planning and scheduling scenarios.
Exam Duration: 5 HOURS –120 QUESTIONS



Credential Maintenance

  • It is the certificant’s responsibility to ensure recertification fees are paid and applications are submitted on time, including all required documentation.
  • All certifications not renewed by the expiration date will result in an expired status immediately, unless other arrangements have been made and approved by AACE Certification Staff
  • If you hold more than one AACE Certification;
    • For Re-examination: You must re-examine for each certification your wish to maintain prior to the expiration date.
    • For Credit Plan: You may submit one recertification by professional credit plan application with 15 CEUs. The application and credits are applied to all active certifications, pending approval. Please review the Recertification Handbook & Application Example for a detailed description of each category and acceptable activity to ensure you can meet the criteria prior to submission.