Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cook™ (CFPC™)

ACFEF Accredited Secondary/Post-Secondary Programs, please visit the students page.

Education Requirements and Work Experience:
No experience required.
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 75 Continuing Education Hours (CEH)
Mandatory Course Requirement:
  • 30-hour course in Nutrition
  • 30-hour course in Food Safety & Sanitation
Courses are available through ACF approved providers or any academic institution.

Exam Requirement: Successful completion of written and performance exams administered through NOCTI.

Written and Performance Exam Information

The written and performance exam are administered through NOCTI. Exam information and study materials are available on the NOCTI webpage.

Application Process

Applicants must submit Individual CFPC™ Certification application with education documentation, NOCTI assessment results and application fee. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

High School Program Administrators submitting multiple students, please use the Group CFPC™ Certification application.

Recertification Information

CFPC™ Certification requires renewal every five years. For more information, visit the recertification page

Upgrade to a Higher Certification Level

Depending on education and experience, CFPC™ certificants may be eligible to upgrade to the Certified Pastry Culinarian® Certification (CPC®).

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