Secondary Culinary Graduate

If your school has not used tests from the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI), please contact their office at (800) 334-6283 to obtain and complete a memorandum of testing agreement.

After you have the memorandum completed, program coordinators will contact and make arrangements with NOCTI to administer the assessments.

Secondary Culinary Graduate Requirements

  • Graduate from an ACFEF Secondary Certified program.
  • Pass a NOCTI written exam with a score of 70% or an average of 70% on the written and performance test scores.

Testing Notes

Fee: Written Assessment Only

Paper/pencil administration: $26
Online administration: $19

Fee: Written and Performance Set

Paper/pencil administration: $30/set
Online administration and performance rating entry: $23/set

The written and practical exams were written by the ACFEF Secondary Committee to meet the knowledge requirements and competencies of the ACFEF Secondary Certified Programs.

The practical exam must be administered by a certified secondary instructor or by an ACF Certified Sous Chef (CSC) or higher with the support of the secondary instructor. Contact your local ACF chapter for a CSC referral.

Certification Process

The assessment results are to be returned with the application. Copies of each applicant’s official test results from NOCTI must be submitted with the form and payment for all certifications.

Please allow three weeks for processing certifications. Awards are mailed via U.S. mail. If special shipping is requested, the school will be responsible for mailing fees.

Awards

  • A CJC or CJPC certificate is available for $35.
  • Please contact the certification department for your free program graduation certificates.

The ACFEF encourages schools to recognize the student achievement by honoring students at school awards day, graduation, or culinary program ceremonies.

Please allow three weeks for processing certifications. Awards are mailed via U.S. mail. If special shipping is requested, the school will be responsible for mailing fees.

Contact ACF

For more information, please call us at (904) 484-0246.