About ACI:

American Certification Institute (ACI) was originally founded by professors and experts from such well known universities as: Harvard University, Yale University, Duke University, University of Texas, University of California and Centenary College. ACI is a global organization engaged in occupational qualification certification and provides examination and certification services. ACI is headquartered in greater Los Angeles, California, United States of America (hereafter USA). Along with the American Human Resource Institute, American Marketing Association, American Purchasing Society, International Import and Export Institute, International Commercial Academy of Design, and the above named world famous universities ACI has launched more than 40 professional certification pathways. This represents a first class occupational qualification certification. ACI has been highly recognized by education institutes and companies from 157 countries and holds the highest reputation in the global market.

ACI’s Mission:

Our mission is to promote lifelong learning through the design and delivery of continuing professional training and certification programs for individuals and organizations.

We nurture organizational effectiveness, personal growth, workforce and economic development. In extending traditional certification programs with continuous learning solutions, we are a responsive, innovative, relevant and results focused organization.

The ACI’s mission is to provide recognition to those professionals whose occupational activities meet the relevant criteria set out by experts in their field. We offer help and encouragement in the upgrading of standards within professional communities.
In fulfilling our Mission, ACI will always observe and carry out the social and professional responsibilities of our role, namely, operating with honesty, Integrity and adhering to established codes of ethics.


  • The American Certification Institute, ACI, is a Premier Professional Certification Institute that is well-known in the United States and the world. It was founded in the United States of America (hereafter USA) in 1999. Its Corporate Headquarters are in Los Angeles, California.

  • ACI is dedicated to helping train the Leaders Of Tomorrow for individual Professional Certification.

  •  ACI provides Training, Testing, and bestows Certification for a number of important Business-Related Programs. Further it delivers training for Certifications issued by The Global Negotiation Institute and other Professional Institutes in the USA.

Our Commitment

  • Customer Service: We pride ourselves on our superior customer service and our commitment to exceeding your expectations.
  • Teamwork: We work collaboratively, sharing our talents and abilities for creative solutions.
  • Quality/Valued Programs:  We focus on certification programs that directly benefit individuals, organizations, and the communities we serve.
  • Integrity: We honor our relationships with honest and ethical conduct.
  • Appropriate Solutions: We work together to assess needs with immediate relevant assessments.
  • Excellence:  We emphasize innovation and customer response, flexibility, timeliness that result in the highest quality learning solutions for you.
  • Continuous Improvement: We continuously challenge our certification programs through input from organizations, students, and instructors.

Q & A

  1. What is certification?
    Certification is granted to professionals working in their specific disciplines who have met the standards of the American Certification Institute (ACI).
    Certification provides recognition of the accomplishments of professionals who have reached a high level of expertise. The professional designation received from ACI highlights their skills, proving them with both effectiveness and efficacy in their specialized roles.

  2. Why should I become certified?
    There is increased confidence on the part of the people that we serve that they will be provided with service that is nationally recognized for its professionalism. With the appropriate credentials, you are better positioned to improve your career potential. Further, it gives you recognition, increased opportunity for advancement and higher compensation.

  3. Who may be certified?
    Anyone who is currently working in one of our certification disciplines and meets the established standards as outlined in the appropriate handbook may apply. (See Areas of Certification.)

  4. How can a person apply for certification?
    Prospective applicants can download information, introductory materials and applications directly from the web site listed under their discipline page, i.e.: Areas of Certification. Once completed, please return your application, all supporting documents and payment to the ACI Head Office.

  5. Where does a person apply for certification?
    For full address and contact details please see the bottom of this Web Page. Contact information is as follows: 9460 Telsstar Ave, D5, EL Monte, CA 91731        Tel: 323-306-2686, Fax: 323-227-8581, Email: info@asteio.org


The Conflicts in Employment Laws Conference is the premier Federal training conference for EEO managers, supervisors, practitioners, HR professionals, attorneys and ADR specialists.

ACI Women in Psychology announces it’s the annual leadership institute for women in psychology. The overrall mission of the women psychology is to empower, prepare and support women psychologists as leaders to promote positive changes in institutional, organizational and practice settings. The program’s mission supports goal to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.

The Production Manager Program Layout Advances. A group of subject matter experts met November 5 and 6 at ACI headquarters in Alhambra, to begin review of Level II examination questions. Although this was the last program meeting for the year, SMEs are being recruited for a series of Internet conference review sessions throughout November and December to complete item approval activities for Levels I and II of the production manager program.

ACI will hold the annual meeting on December 10, 2011. All are invited to attend technician, engineers, certified or not, ACI member or not.

With a new year comes a slight change. ACI recently modified the manner in which you search for test centers and exam dates. In previous years ACI provided test proctors only three dates per cycle to choose from. However, this year test proctors are given the option of choosing any weekend date during the testing cycle. This allows for more testing flexibility. In addition, ACI has done away with the postmark deadline chart that listed the postmark deadline for popular testing dates. In an effort to reduce postmark deadline confusion, the postmark deadline is now listed below the exam date in the test center listing. All postmark deadlines are 7 weeks prior to the exam date.

ACI has reduced the complexity of its premier certification program while retaining the stature of the credentials. The biggest change is the implementation of having only one exam per certification. Another major change pertains to the general business requirements-removed from the Certified Federal Contracts Manager and Certified Commercial Contracts Manager.

The CFCM, and CCCM are certifications awarded to candidates who meet rigorous standards, including experience, education, training, and knowledge. They are professional designations of distinction, and carry the respect of their peers in the profession. ACI certifications are competency-based, legally defensible, and are based on psychometrically sound objective examination of knowledge. The ACI professional certification program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and distinguish those who demonstrate knowledge essential to the practice of contract management.

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