Certification

For over 45 years, the ACF has been the premier certifying body for cooks and chefs in America. The ACF Certification program offers 16 certification levels to make the chef a more valuable candidate for hiring and promotion -- which can help increase his or her salary. Culinarians achieve certification based on education, experience, and successful completion of written and practical exams. The ACF's certification program is the only culinary program with stackable credentials and is recognized throughout the industry as the standard for excellence in professional skills and knowledge.

Start earning one of the 16 professional certifications offered by the ACF.

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ACF Certification requires the earner to renew every 3-5 years. Recertify now.

Certifications require a written and a practical exam. Click here to register for an ACF exam or learn more about certification exams.

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Invest in your employees and business with ACF Certification.

Find out about all the ways ACF Certification brings value to the Culinary Industry.

Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques. Explore our ever-evolving continuing education opportunities.

ACF membership and ACF certification can be a winning combination for your career advancement. Discover all of the benefits of membership.

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