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ACF Certification Commission

ACF Certification Commission

The ACF Certification Commission is working hard to add value and credibility to ACF certifications. The Commission was formed to guide and strengthen the certification program through an accreditation process.

Certification Commission Mission Statement

“The American Culinary Federation Certification Commission, being an autonomous entity within the ACF, is committed to developing, implementing and monitoring a validated process of globally recognized certifications based on skills, knowledge, integrity and equality through an achievable process for all culinary professionals.”

ICE and NCCA

The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) is the professional association for testing and assessment professionals. (ICE was formerly known as NOCA.) The National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) is the certifying body for ICE. To add recognition and value to your ACF certification, ACF is modeling the certification program to align with NCCA standards.

NCCA Accreditation Awarded to Certified Executive Chef® (CEC®), Certified Executive Pastry Chef® (CEPC®) & Certified Sous Chef® (CSC®)

Learn more about the value and benefit of certification accreditation.

Commission Composition

The Certification Commission is comprised of 20 professionals with experience in culinary, media, marketing, management, education and government. Commission members represent many different levels of ACF certificants: CC, CSC, CCC, CEC, CEPC, CCE, CCA and CMC. View Roster

Subcommittees

In addition to the Certification Commission, there are several subcommittees that specialize in various elements of the certification process. Several subcommittees are chaired by Commission members but are made up of many of your peers from all regions of the country.

At this time, the Certification Commission is respectively requesting nominations for the following subcommittees: Appeals Subcommittee, Recertification Subcommittee, Scholarship Subcommittee and Military Subcommittee. Learn more about the these subcommittees, their PDF purpose, compositions and terms.

Nominations must be in writing and include the following: subcommittee of interest, nominee’s name, a letter of intent, bio and/or resume along with a letter of recommendation from a Chapter President and/or a member of ACF leadership. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 25, 2014; please send care of certcommission@acfchefs.net. Thank you for your consideration.

Guiding Documents

Certification Commission Updates

Certification updates will be posted on the ACF website as well as announced in The Culinary Insider and broadcast e-mails.

Certification Commission Marketing Survey

The Certification Commission facilitated an online survey in June of 2009 in order to obtain feedback on the current certification programs. View the Certification Commission Marketing Survey Results.

Contact the Certification Commission