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; Office hours: 8:30am -5:00pm ET, Monday to Friday; Phone:703-938-5090; Fax 703-938-5091


The Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis is a nonprofit organization which strives to promote and to enhance the profession of cost estimating and analysis.  SCEA's primary goal is to foster the professional growth of its members in cost estimating, cost analysis, and allied fields.  No conflict of interest is created by membership or participation in the Society by Government employees or those of private industry. 

You can Register for SCEA membership online. If you have problems with the online registration, you can simply download the Membership Application, type your information onto the form, then mail or fax it in! This file is in Adobe Acrobat format and requires that you have have this application loaded on your computer.  If you do not have this application, it is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe Systems website, or by clicking here

If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader loaded on your computer, but are having problems viewing the file in your web browser, you might try right-clicking on the Membership Application link above and select the menu option to "Save Target As" and save the PDF file onto your computer and then manually open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Eligibility of Membership

Membership is open to all interested individuals in the cost estimating and cost analysis professions and related disciplines. 

Members are from all levels of management, are experts, journeymen, and beginners from the government, private sector and academia. Some of the many professions represented by our members are: 


  • Cost Analysis
  • Cost Estimating
  • Price Estimating
  • Pricing
  • Time & Motion Analysis
  • Budget Systems Analysis
  • FinanciaI Analysis
  • Cost Management
  • Cost Reporting
  • Operations Research
  • Economics
  • Systems Cost Analysis
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Parametric Cost Analysis
  • Proposal/Program Management
  • Program Planning
  • FinanciaI Management
  • Business Administration
  • Value Engineering
  • Design to Cost
  • Cost Control
  • Program Control

Benefits of Membership

Educational opportunities include: 

  • Annual National Symposium featuring speakers from Government, Industry and Academia in a dynamic forum for presentation and discussion of major issues and topics and excellent opportunities to learn through hands-on workshops and tutorials.
  • Regional seminars designed to address specific topics of special interest such as Cost/Schedule Control Systems and Performance Measurement Systems are held in selected cities each year.
  • Local Chapter meetings held either monthly or quarterly designed to bring top speakers from both local and National discussing current topics of concern and interest. Many chapters also feature education and training opportunities.

Applicants will be assigned to a local chapter where possible. If an applicant cannot be assigned, they will be members-at-large and encouraged to initiate interest to others in their area to start a new chapter. All benefits of membership are provided to members-at-large. 


The Society also administers a certification program which further enhances the credibility of the members and the profession. 

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