Certified Professional in Catering and Events
The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designationis the catering and events industry’s most prestigious professional certification!
Download the application drafting form. Apply online at www.naceuniversity.org. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.
For helpful guidelines on applying and preparing for the exam, review the steps to become certified and how to get to 60.
NACE is continuously developing the certification to meet the needs of our dynamic industry and encourages the professional development of catering and events industry professionals through voluntary participation in its certification program. Achievement of the CPCE demonstrates expertise in catering and events and is earned by taking a comprehensive examination that covers the core competencies of the industry:
Contracts and Agreements
Sales and Marketing
For more information, please review the exam content outline.
The goals of the CPCE program are to:
Establish a nationally recognized standard of competence in catering and events
Promote professional commitment to excellence in catering and events.
Endorse active participation in educational offerings that support the continued competency of Certified Professionals in Catering and Events.
Aid employers in identifying qualified catering and events personnel.
Enhance the professional image of the catering and events industry professionals.
Provide a sense of personal achievement for the advancement of one’s career
|The Professional Reference Guide for the Catering and Event Industry||Food Safety Management Principles|
TOOLS AND RESOURCES
NACE is excited to offer several opportunities to study for the CPCE exam.
|Self-paced||Fast Track Online||Online course with practice questions that cover key concepts of the eight core competencies that comprise the CPCE exam; great for a self-paced learner. Can earn 8 CPCE Credits by completing this course.|
|In-person, trainer led, classroom,
|Fast Track Seminar||In conjunction with industry events throughout the U.S; instructors cover key concepts of the eight core competencies that comprise the CPCE exam in a full day of training.|
|Self-paced||Fast Track Toolkit||Online course, companion workbook and flash cards cover key concepts of the eight core competencies that comprise the CPCE exam; great for a self-paced learner.|
GROUP RATES PROGRAM
Do you have a group interested in taking the CPCE exam? Contact[email protected] for information about our group rates program.
AWARD CPCE CREDIT FOR YOUR CLASS OR SEMINAR
Do you have an upcoming speaking engagement? Add even more value to your hospitality-related class or seminar by offering CPCE contact hours. To be approved to offer contact hours, please submit the contact hour approval application to [email protected] Approved classes will be eligible to offer attendees one contact hour per hour of education.
To maintain CPCE status, recertification is required every five years. Recertification is achieved by completing the requirements described on the recertification application. For further information, please email [email protected].