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Ch.E ® Chartered Economist ® Certified by the Global Academy of Finance and Management ® (GAFM ® ). Recognized in over 170+ countries via 800 training providers, universities, colleges and business schools. The Worlds’ First Graduate Economics Designation.

GAFM® international board of standards is TUV accredited and ISO certified for training and quality.

GAFM® international board  of  standards  forms  academic alliance / mutual recognition with some prestigious universities, polytechnics & business chapters in Europe, Mexico, Arabia, India, Russia and USA.



Categories Of Membership

(a) Fellows (FCCE)
(b) Associate Part III (Ch.E)
(c) Associate Part II (ACE)
(d) Associate Part I (AE)
(e) Fundamental Level (FL)


  • Chartered Financial Economist(Ch.FE)
  • Chartered Industrial Economist(Ch.IE)
  • Chartered Managerial Economist(Ch.ME)
  • Chartered Petroleum Economist(Ch.PE),
  • Chartered Energy Economist(Ch.EE)
  • Chartered Health Economist(Ch.HE)
  • Chartered Economic Policy Analysis(CEPA)
  • Chartered Wealth Manager(CWM)

Syllabus Structure


Fundamental Level Papers

  • ACCE G1 Fundamentals of Economics
  • ACCE G2 Quantitative Economics
  • ACCE G3 Fundamentals of Accounting

Associate Part I (AE)

  • ACCE G4 Economics of Banking
  • ACCE G5 Investment 1
  • ACCE G6 Risk Management 1
  • ACCE G7 Statistics
  • ACCE G8 Microeconomics

Associate Part II (ACE)

  • ACCE G9 Macroeconomics I
  • ACCE G10 Company Law
  • ACCE G11 Econometrics I
  • ACCE G12 International Economics

SPECIALIZATION ACE II (Candidates are expected to choose only ONE of these)

  • ACCE G13 Industrial Economics I
  • ACCE G14 Managerial Economics I
  • ACCE G15 Energy Economics I
  • ACCE G16 Health Economics I
  • ACCE G17 Economic Policy Analysis I
  • ACCE G18 Financial Economics
  • ACCE G19 Petroleum Economics

Associate Part III (Ch.E)

  • ACCE G19 Econometrics II
  • ACCE G20 Investment II
  • ACCE G21 Risk Management II
  • ACCE G22 Microeconomics II
  • ACCE G23 Macroeconomics II

Specialization ACCE III (Candidates must continue with the selected one at ACCE II)

  • ACCE G24 Industrial Economics II (Ch.IE)
  • ACCE G25 Managerial Economics II (Ch.ME)
  • ACCE G26 Energy Economics II (Ch.EE)
  • ACCE G27 Health Economics II (Ch. HE)
  • ACCE G28 Economic Policy Analysis II (CEPA)
  • ACCE G29 Financial Economics II (Ch. FE)
  • ACCE G31 Petroleum Economics II (Ch.PE)

Who Should Join?

  • Certificate holders from accredited universities, polytechnics, business schools and other institution of higher learning.
  • Students from accredited universities, polytechnics, business schools and other institution of higher learning.
  • Certificate holders and students/members from recognized professional bodies.

Why You Should Join?

Membership of the ACCE® (Association of Certified Chartered Economists) and Chartered Economists Certification holders offer access to a unique range of benefits and unbeatable services designed to support you personally and professionally throughout your career.

The Chartered Economist (Ch.E) program provides the key business acumen required to confidently make better business decisions and execute strategy in alignment with economic and financial goals. ACCE program offers an intense immersion and provides the ideal preparation for those executives on the cusp of taking on greater responsibilities within their organization. Move from mastery of one focused area to success in a broader role. Strengthen ability to lead high performing teams to drive organizational progress.

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – The ACCE’s CPD programme is all about helping you to progress throughout your career, offering you advice and direction to support your professional development.
  • Qualifications and Training – Move your career forward with a progressive and flexible range of Economics, Finance, Risk Management and Investment. Whatever your specialties are in the business field, Ch.E® provides the foundation on which to build your career.
  • Chartered Status – Use internationally-recognized designatory letters after your name to give you a competitive advantage. Benchmark your knowledge and experience to employers, colleagues and customers with the highest grades of membership.
  • Mentoring – Consult experienced mentors for professional advice and support throughout your studies and career. Our career service offers you a “CV review” to help you make that crucial first impression count with potential employers.
  • Annual Award for Excellence – get your professional achievement recognized and raise your profile within the profession and amongst the very best.
  • Ch.E Journal – The Ch.E journal brings you the latest industry news, gives you the chance to have your say on current topics and updates you on the latest events on economic perspectives. Members who attain distinction in our exam are to receive scholarship to pursue Masters  and     Doctorates     Degrees     with     our     affiliate     universities An online system that will confirm your membership and certification to employers or other interested parties.

Application requirements

  • Duplicate of academic certificates and transcripts
  • Detailed C.V.
  • Passport size photograph
  • National issued I.D.
  • Application and Membership fees

To apply online, submit all the requirements through the email addresses below or complete the online application form.


a.cce@live.com / info@charteredeconomists.org / info@acce.global.org

Examination Session January & July of every year

Who Should Apply?
  • Executive & Private Bankers
  • Financial Planners and Analysts
  • Retail Branch Managers
  • Corporate Account Managers
  • Economics Professionals
  • Brokerage and Market Analysts
  • Investment Advisors and Financial Planners
  • Investment Managers and Analysts
  • Stock Market Professionals
  • Portfolio and Asset Managers
  • Financial Marketing Professionals
  • Head of Financial Accounts
  • Financial Controllers
  • Operation and Planning Managers
  • Research Officers and Media Professionals
Examination Registration & Exemption Fees Per Paper
SN Level Cost(USD)
1 Part III $ 55.00
2 Part II $ 48.00
3 Part I $ 42.00
4 Fundamental $ 35.00



Fundamental: 35,000 FCFA per paper

Part I: 45,000 FCFA per Paper

Part II: 55,000 per Paper

Part III: 65,000 per paper.

SN Details Cost(USD) When to pay
Application and Membership Fees  
1 Application Fees $ 25.00 During application
2 Membership fees $ 200.00 Upon admission
Annual Subscription  
1 Associate Members 35.00 When you become a member
  Chartered Members and Fellows 50.00 When you are fully chartered
  Fellow Membership Application fee 50.00 While applying for fellowship
  Transcript fee 25.00 When applying for transcript
Exemption Policy

The ACCE/GAFM Board of Standards will critically evaluate your academic document(s) will accordingly grant you exemptions. You are expected to complete payment for all the papers exempted for following the above fee schedule.

Documentation Required:

  • Exemption application form;
  • Original or certified student transcript with grades obtained;
  • Detailed syllabus of all relevant module(s) which appear on the transcript;
  • Structure of the qualification including which modules were compulsory and which were optional;
  • Assessment methods including pass mark and contribution to overall result from different methods of assessment;

Transcripts provided must be in English or accompanied by a translation verified by the awarding body. Your notification of exemptions granted will also outline fees due to secure exemptions and the timeframe within which they must be registered and paid for. Exemptions offered can change or be withdrawn without notice if payments is not received. Exemptions are added to your record when fees are paid.

Professional Examination Levels Completed Qualification / Modules Exemptions Entitled
Fundamental Level First Degree √ √
Associate Part I First Degree in Economics and Business X √
Associate Part II

Postgraduate Qualifications in Business

& Economics

X √
Associate Part III Exemptions are not granted X X


√ √ …………………………..   granted fully

X √ …………………………… granted partially

X X …………………………….Not available

In the case of professional bodies, exemptions are awarded on a module-by-module basis whereas academic qualifications are awarded exemptions based on the completion of the qualification.


Chartered Health Economist(Ch.HE),

  1. Health Policy Analyst: Health economists may work in government agencies or think tanks, analyzing health policies, evaluating their economic impact, and providing recommendations for improving healthcare systems.
  1. Healthcare Consulting: Health economists can work as consultants for healthcare organizations or consulting firms, providing economic analysis to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the healthcare sector.
  2. Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry: Health economists may work in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, conducting economic evaluations of drugs and healthcare technologies to support pricing and market access decisions.
  3. Health Insurance: Health economists can work in health insurance companies, analyzing healthcare utilization data, pricing insurance products, and evaluating the economic impact of insurance policies.
  4. Academic Research and Teaching: Health economists can pursue careers in academia, conducting research on health economics topics, publishing papers, and teaching health economics courses.
  5. Health Economic Evaluation: Health economists may specialize in conducting economic evaluations of healthcare interventions, including cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses.
  6. Global Health Organizations: Health economists can work with international health organizations, analyzing health systems and policies in different countries to address global health challenges.
  7. Hospital and Healthcare Management: Health economists may work in hospital management, using economic analysis to optimize resource allocation, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs.
  8. Nonprofit and Public Health Organizations: Health economists can contribute their expertise to nonprofit organizations focused on public health initiatives and healthcare access.
  9. Health Outcomes Research: Health economists may be involved in health outcomes research, analyzing real-world data to assess the economic impact of medical treatments and interventions.

Chartered Petroleum Economist(Ch.PE),

  1. Energy Market Analysis: Petroleum economists may work in energy research and analysis firms, studying oil and gas market trends, supply and demand dynamics, and price forecasting.
  2. Energy Policy and Regulation: Petroleum economists can be involved in shaping energy policies and regulations, working for government agencies or energy-related organizations.
  3. Oil and Gas Company Analyst: Petroleum economists may work for oil and gas companies, analyzing economic factors affecting the industry, evaluating investment projects, and assisting with financial planning.
  4. Commodity Trading: Petroleum economists may work in commodity trading firms, using their understanding of energy markets to make trading decisions and manage risk.
  5. Energy Consulting: Petroleum economists can work as consultants, advising clients on energy-related issues, market entry strategies, and investment opportunities in the oil and gas sector.
  6. Investment Banking – Energy Division: Petroleum economists may work in investment banks with a specialized energy division, providing financial and economic analysis for energy-related transactions and mergers.
  7. Economic Research – Energy Institutes: Petroleum economists can work in research institutions or energy-focused think tanks, conducting economic research and publishing studies on energy-related topics.
  8. Energy Finance and Risk Management: Petroleum economists may specialize in energy finance and risk management, working for financial institutions or energy companies to manage financial exposures in the energy sector.
  9. Sustainability and Renewable Energy: Petroleum economists with a focus on sustainability can contribute to the analysis of renewable energy projects and the transition to a low-carbon economy.
  10. Academic and Teaching: Petroleum economists can pursue careers in academia, conducting research on energy economics, teaching courses, and mentoring future professionals.

Chartered Energy Economist(Ch.EE),

  1. Energy Market Analysis: Energy economists may work in energy research and analysis firms, studying energy market trends, supply and demand dynamics, and price forecasting for various energy sources.
  2. Energy Policy and Regulation: Energy economists can be involved in shaping energy policies and regulations, working for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, or energy-related institutions.
  3. Energy Trading and Risk Management: Energy economists may work in energy trading firms or energy-intensive industries, managing energy-related financial risks and optimizing energy trading strategies.
  4. Renewable Energy Project Development: Energy economists with a focus on renewable energy can work in project development firms or energy companies, evaluating the financial viability and economic feasibility of renewable energy projects.
  5. Energy Consulting: Energy economists can work as consultants, providing economic analysis and advice to clients in the energy sector, including energy companies, investors, and policymakers.
  6. Energy Finance: Energy economists may work in financial institutions, focusing on energy project financing, mergers and acquisitions, and investment analysis in the energy industry.
  7. Academic and Research: Energy economists can pursue careers in academia, conducting research on energy economics topics, publishing papers, and teaching related courses.
  8. Environmental Economics and Sustainability: Energy economists may specialize in environmental economics and contribute to the analysis of energy policies aimed at promoting sustainability and reducing carbon emissions.
  9. Energy Efficiency Analysis: Energy economists can work with energy-intensive industries or consulting firms, evaluating energy efficiency measures and cost-benefit analysis for energy-saving initiatives.
  10. Energy Demand Forecasting: Energy economists may work for utility companies or government agencies, forecasting energy demand and assisting in long-term energy planning


Chartered Managerial Economist(Ch.ME),

  1. Business Analysis: Managerial economists may work as business analysts, using economic models and data analysis to evaluate business operations, pricing strategies, and market trends.
  2. Strategic Planning: Managerial economists can play a key role in strategic planning departments, providing economic insights and data to support long-term business planning and decision-making.
  3. Financial Management: Managerial economists may work in financial management roles, using economic analysis to assess investment opportunities, financial risks, and capital budgeting decisions.
  4. Market Research and Forecasting: Managerial economists can work in market research firms, analyzing economic data to forecast market trends, consumer behavior, and demand patterns.
  5. Pricing Analyst: Managerial economists may specialize in pricing analysis, determining optimal pricing strategies based on demand elasticity, cost structures, and market conditions.
  6. Operations Management: Managerial economists can contribute to operations management, optimizing production processes, supply chain efficiency, and resource allocation using economic principles.
  7. Government Policy Analysis: Managerial economists may work in government agencies, providing economic analysis and recommendations for policies related to business and industry.
  8. Consulting: Managerial economists can work as consultants, advising businesses on various economic aspects, such as market analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and business strategy.
  9. Risk Management: Managerial economists may be involved in risk management, assessing economic risks, and developing strategies to mitigate potential adverse impacts.
  10. Academic and Teaching: Managerial economists can pursue careers in academia, conducting research in managerial economics, publishing papers, and teaching related courses.

Chartered Financial Economist(Ch.FE)

  1. Investment Banking: Financial economists can work in investment banks, providing financial analysis, modeling, and advisory services for mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate finance transactions.
  2. Asset Management: Financial economists can work for asset management firms, where they analyze economic trends and data to make investment decisions for portfolios or funds.
  3. Hedge Fund Management: Financial economists may work in hedge funds, where they employ economic theories and financial models to develop trading strategies and manage risk.
  4. Financial Consulting: Financial economists can work as consultants, advising clients on economic and financial matters, conducting research, and providing expert analysis.
  5. Economic Research: Financial economists often work in research institutions, think tanks, or government agencies, where they conduct economic research and analysis to inform policy decisions or understand market trends.
  6. Corporate Finance: Financial economists can work in corporate finance departments, analyzing financial data, evaluating investment opportunities, and assisting in financial planning and decision-making.
  7. Risk Management: Financial economists may specialize in risk management, working in financial institutions or corporations to identify and mitigate financial risks using economic models and data analysis.
  8. Financial Regulation and Compliance: Financial economists can work in regulatory bodies, helping to develop and enforce financial regulations based on economic principles.
  9. Academia: Financial economists may choose to pursue a career in academia, conducting research, teaching economics or finance courses, and contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
  10. Government Finance: Financial economists can work in government agencies, international organisations like the world bank, united nations etc, assisting with economic policy-making, public finance management, and fiscal planning.

Chartered Industrial Economist(Ch.IE),

  1. Industrial Economic Research: Working in research institutions, think tanks, or economic consulting firms, industrial economists analyze market structures, conduct economic research, and provide insights into various industries’ performance and behavior.
  2. Economic Policy Analysis: Industrial economists may work in government agencies or policy think tanks, providing expertise in industrial policy development, economic regulation, and competition policy.
  3. Business Strategy and Consulting: Industrial economists can work as consultants for businesses, advising on market analysis, pricing strategies, competitive positioning, and industry trends.
  4. Corporate Planning: Industrial economists may be employed in corporate planning departments of large companies, assisting in strategic decision-making, market entry assessments, and industry-specific analyses.
  5. Market Research: Industrial economists can work in market research firms, where they analyze industry data, market trends, and consumer behavior to provide valuable insights for businesses.
  6. Economic Forecasting: Industrial economists with a strong understanding of industry dynamics may work in economic forecasting firms, helping to predict economic trends and their impact on specific sectors.
  7. Trade Associations: Industrial economists may find roles in trade associations or industry groups, where they analyze economic data, advocate for industry-specific policies, and provide economic research to support member companies.
  8. Academic Research and Teaching: Industrial economists can pursue careers in academia, conducting research on industrial economics topics, publishing academic papers, and teaching economics courses.
  9. Economic Development: Industrial economists may work with international organizations, government agencies, or NGOs, contributing their expertise to projects focused on industrial development and economic growth.
  10. Energy and Environmental Economics: Industrial economists can specialize in energy or environmental economics, working on issues related to energy markets, sustainability, and environmental policies.

Chartered Wealth Manager(CWM)

  1. Private Wealth Management: Chartered Wealth Managers may work for private wealth management firms, catering to high-net-worth clients and providing personalized financial advice and investment strategies.
  2. Financial Advisory and Planning: Chartered Wealth Managers can work as financial advisors, helping individuals and families with financial planning, retirement planning, tax planning, and estate planning.
  3. Investment Management: Chartered Wealth Managers may work in investment management firms, overseeing investment portfolios and making strategic asset allocation decisions based on clients’ financial goals.
  4. Family Office: Chartered Wealth Managers can work in family offices, which are dedicated wealth management and financial advisory firms serving affluent families.
  5. Trust and Estate Planning: Chartered Wealth Managers may specialize in trust and estate planning, assisting clients in structuring their assets to maximize wealth transfer and minimize taxes.
  6. Philanthropic Advisory: Chartered Wealth Managers can provide advice to clients on charitable giving and philanthropic strategies, helping them achieve their philanthropic goals.
  7. Corporate Wealth Management: Chartered Wealth Managers may work in corporate settings, providing executive financial planning services to senior executives and key employees.
  8. Retirement Planning: Chartered Wealth Managers can specialize in retirement planning, helping individuals ensure a financially secure retirement.
  9. Investment Banking – Wealth Management Division: Chartered Wealth Managers may work in the wealth management divisions of investment banks, offering high-end financial services to wealthy clients.
  10. Academic and Teaching: Chartered Wealth Managers can pursue careers in academia, teaching courses on wealth management, financial planning, and investment strategies.

Chartered Economic Policy Analyst(CEPA),

  1. Government Economic Advisor: Economic policy analysts may work as advisors to government officials, providing economic analysis and recommendations to shape economic policies and fiscal decisions.
  2. Think Tanks and Research Institutions: Economic policy analysts can work in think tanks and research organizations, conducting research on economic policies, and publishing reports to influence public policy debates.
  3. International Organizations: Economic policy analysts may work for international organizations like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), or United Nations, providing economic policy advice to member countries.
  4. Economic Consulting: Economic policy analysts can work as consultants, advising governments and businesses on economic policies, regulatory frameworks, and economic development strategies.
  5. Public Policy Analysis: Economic policy analysts may specialize in public policy analysis, assessing the economic implications of various policy options in areas such as education, healthcare, or environmental regulations.
  6. Economic Forecasting: Economic policy analysts may be involved in economic forecasting, predicting economic trends, and their potential impacts on specific sectors and industries.
  7. Financial Institutions: Economic policy analysts can work for banks and financial institutions, analyzing economic policies and their effects on financial markets and investment decisions.
  8. Nonprofit Organizations: Economic policy analysts can contribute their expertise to nonprofit organizations focused on social and economic issues, advocating for evidence-based policy changes.
  9. Academic Research and Teaching: Economic policy analysts can pursue careers in academia, conducting research on economic policy topics, publishing papers, and teaching economics courses.
  10. Economic Journalism: Economic policy analysts may work as economic journalists, providing in-depth analysis and commentary on economic policies and their implications for the public.