VE SPECIALIST (VES)

VE SPECIALIST (VES)

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The Value Engineering Specialist Certification Program is registered and conducted by SJVE to accredit individuals with sufficient knowledge, technical ability and experience in VE to carry out and promote value engineering activities as VE experts within an organization.

A VES can be defined as:

  1. Able to identify current problems, and possessing self-starting ability to innovate during VE projects.
  2. Capable of motivating and leading VE team members to achieve the goals established for a VE study.
  3. Equipped to apply the knowledge and techniques necessary for securing benefits and improving the value of a product or service.
  4. Proficient in properly applying knowledge and techniques to promote and maintain a VE job plan.
  1. Prerequisites
    1. Business experience – 4 years minimum ii.
    2. VE learning experience
      • ii-1 Completed 48-hour VE workshop seminar approved by SJVE, or
      • ii-2 Meets the following conditions:
        • Qualified as a VEL
        • Completed three of the five “Value Professional Courses for Value Management Practical Program” conducted by SJVE
    3. VE and VE-related performance – obtain a total of 40 points or more based on the following criteria:
      • iii-1 VE performance (minimum of 20 points required)
        • As full-time VE manager, promoter, consultant or equivalent position (5pts/yr)
        • As VE study task member, involved in making proposals (1pt/6hrs)
        • As VE study task leader, involved in making proposals (2pts/6hrs)
        • As lecturer or teacher on VE subjects (2pts/6hrs)
        • Applied for patent (10pts/each)
        • New technique for VE application (10pts/each)
      • iii-2 VE-related performance (minimum of 10 points required)
        • Qualify as VEL (10pts)
        • Participate in VE seminars/research group meetings organized by SJVE (1pt/6hrs)
        • Participate in VE conferences (2pts/6hrs)
        • Participate in VE-related seminars (1pt/6hrs)
        • Write original articles, papers, books, etc. on VE (1pt/1,500 letters)
        • Produce slides, videos, textbooks, etc. on VE (5pts/each; 10pts/each if published by SJVE or Government)
        • Participate in VE related activities at non-profit organizations such as SJVE committee, secretariat, chapter or membership (4-8pts/yr, depending on the position)
        • Receive award from SJVE or other professional organization (5pts/each)
  2. Examination
    1. Two kinds of test problems: for manufacturing, service or other industries; and for construction industry
    2. Duration – 2 hours
    3. Passing grade – 70-100 points
    4. VESs must renew certification every 4 years; after the third renewal they attain Life member status