Prepare for ACF Certification

ACF Continuing Education Hours

ACF-certified chefs must demonstrate continued education and learning experiences to maintain certification. View Continuing Education Hour Guidelines for a list of accepted activities, number of CEHs earned and required documentation.

To ensure the quality of educational content, we recommend that half of the professional development activities come from ACF and/or ACF-approved providers.

Visit the Recertification page for requirements by certification level. ACF members can view their CEHs on their ACF member profile. Submit CEH Activities to your member profile.

Hosting an event or program? Submit an application to become ACF-approved and offer CEHs.

ACF Advanced Professional Cooking Classes

ACF’s Advanced Professional Cooking Classes are an ongoing series of professional development courses developed in partnership with American Master Chefs Order to hone your skills and help you prepare for higher levels of certification, with focus on segments from the Certified Master Chef Exam.

ACF Certification Written Practice Exams

Test your knowledge before taking the exam and earn one continuing education hour towards ACF certification. Practice exams are available on the ACF Online Learning Center at