ACFEF-Approved Programs

Become ACF-Approved and Offer CEHs

As the culinary industry continues to thrive and educational offerings become more competitive, consumers are choosing institutions that have third party recognition. ACF approval ensures that the educational offering has clearly defined objectives and is taught by qualified instructors. The benefits of becoming ACF-approved include:

  • Validate quality that your program or session/event meets industry standards and is approved to offer CEHs towards ACF certification.
  • Increase visibility and attendance by being listed on the ACF website.
  • Enhance your brand value by promoting your program or session/event as ACF-approved.

Individual Sessions/Events

This option allows you to offer CEH credits for specific sessions or events that are not part of a certificate or training program. The approval is valid for one year.

The session can be repeated throughout the year as long as the content remains the same. Sessions typically cover one topic; events are comprised of several sessions.

One online listing is included in the price. Additional online listings are $25 per listing for sessions/events that are repeated with the same content within one year of the application.

 
Non-profit*
For-profit
Individual Sessions (seminars, webinars, online courses)
$100
$150
Events, 1-2 days
$125
$175
Events, 3+ days
$150
$200


Multiple Session Approval
This option allows you to offer CEH credits for multiple sessions within one year of the initial approval.

 
Non-profit*
For-profit
Up to 3 sessions
$275
$425
Up to 6 sessions
$480
$720
10+ sessions
$700
$1,200


Online Listing
One online listing on the ACF CEH Opportunities page is included in the price. Additional listings are $25 per listing for sessions/events that are repeated with the same content within one year of the application.

Enhanced online listing – increase visibility and attendance by highlighting your session/event on the ACF CEH Opportunities page with your company logo for $50.

Certificate/ Training Programs

ACFEF-approved program status is defined and designed for educational schools, organizations or institutions offering certificate or training programs in areas including, but not limited to: culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, hospitality management, foodservice management, food photography and food styling.

 
Non-profit*
For-profit
Initial application fee
$175
$250
Annual fee
$600
$1,200
Renewal application fee (non-refundable)
$50
$85