Practical Exam Administrators

Certification and the proper functioning of the practical exams are in the capable hands of the Test Site Administrators and the Certification Evaluators around the country with guidance from the Certification Commission.

Quick Guide

Policies, Applications, Resources

PDF Practical Exam Operations Administrator Handbook
Policy & procedures for exams

PDF Certification Evaluator Handbook
Policy & Procedures for Certification Evaluators

PDF Test Administration FAQs
Frequently asked questions about administering an ACF practical exam

List of Certification Evaluators
Used to select evaluators

PDF Request to Schedule Exam
Used to notify National of exam scheduling for setup & marketing

PDF Practical Test Site Application
Used to request test site approval

PDF Practical Test Site Requirements
Used to verify Test Site requirements

Candidate Score Sheets
Official Score Sheets for all levels

PDF CEC Evaluator Score Sheet
CEC Practical Exam Evaluator Score Sheet

PDF Candidate Critique Form
Written summary of accomplishments & deficiencies for all candidates

PDF Candidate Questionnaire
Used to receive candidate feedback

PDF Summary Score Sheet
Official signed report listing final scores and pass/fail results

PDF Evaluator Guide to CCC Costing
Used to assess each course for menu presentation and accurate costing

PDF COI & Confidentiality Agreement
Must be signed and on ACF file for Test Administrator and Evaluators

PDF Practical Exam Incident Report
Used to report injuries, problems

PDF Apprentice Sign-In & Critique
Used to monitor apprentices

Hosting an Exam

Sites planning to host a practical exam, please complete the Request to Schedule Exam Form and return it to ACF National Office at least eight weeks prior to the exam date. The information provided on this form is used to setup online registration and to promote the exam.

If this is the site’s first exam and you have not received ACF test site approval, please review the Practical Test Site Requirements and submit the Practical Test Site Application.

Selecting Certification Evaluators

Every exam requires three approved Certification Evaluators for up to six candidates. Use this 3:6 ratio if additional candidates are being simultaneously tested. Only one of the three evaluators may have an affiliation with an exam candidate (see Handbook). Find approved Certification Evaluators for your exam. Mixing the team of evaluators used by the site is a preferred practice as it gives more evaluators a chance to stay current and it allows for cross-training as they learn from one another.

Test Administrators having difficulty finding evaluators for a practical exam, please contact the local ACF Chapter. ACF Chapters may help offset travel costs for evaluators who may need to travel longer distances than normal. Contact the ACF Certification Department for further assistance.

Please review the Practical Exam Operations Administrator Handbook for practical exam policy & procedures.

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