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Certified Professional in Catering and Events

Making a commitment to the catering and events profession means making your mark. By becoming a Certified Professional in Catering and Events you are elevating your credibility in the hospitality industry and increasing your marketability for career advancement.

The goals of the CPCE program are to:

  • Establish a nationally recognized standard of competence

  • Promote professional commitment to excellence

  • Endorse active participation in educational offerings that support the continued competency of CPCE

  • Aid employers in identifying qualified personnel

  • Enhance the professional image of industry professionals

  • Provide a sense of personal achievement for the advancement of one’s career

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First, download the Policy Manual. Then Complete the CPCE application and email to with supporting documentation and Supervisor Verification Form. 
The application fee is $525 for members and nonmembers and does not include a discount on the study guide.

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