Certified Fundamentals Cook® (CFC®)

ACFEF Accredited High School Programs

Requirements:

Graduation from accredited program
Successful completion of written and performance exam administered through NOCTI

Application Process

High School Program Administrators submitting multiple students, please use the Group CFC® Certification application.

Individuals - Submit Individual CFC® Certification application with proof of graduation, NOCTI assessment results and application fee. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. Upon approval, certificate will be mailed

ACFEF Accredited Culinary Arts Certificate/Diploma Programs

Requirements:

Graduation from accredited program

Application Process

Program Administrators submitting multiple students, please use the Group CFC® Certification application.

Individuals - Submit Individual CFC® Certification application with proof of graduation, NOCTI assessment results and application fee. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. Upon approval, certificate will be mailed

Recertification Information

There are no recertification requirements for the CFC® Certification. The certification will only be valid for 3 years.

Upgrade to a Higher Certification Level

Depending on education and experience, CFC® certificants may be eligible to upgrade to the Certified Culinarian® Certification (CC®).

Non-ACFEF Accredited Programs

Visit CFC® page for requirements. Programs interested in ACFEF Accreditation, please visit the Accreditation page.

Have questions or need more information? Contact the ACF Certification Department.