Deadlines and Fees for ACS Certification Tests

Applications for the 2020 Certification Tests in Portland, OR will be accepted from January 1, 2020 to the end of the business day on March 31, 2020. Be sure to review the eligibility criteria if you are interested in sitting for the Certified Cheese Professional Exam or The T.A.S.T.E. Test.

Important Deadlines for the ACS Certification Programs

January 1 – March 31: Application period

February 28: Group application due
March 31: Individual applications due

June 1: Payment to secure seat due
June 1: Deadline for deferral without penalty
July 21, 2020: Exam Day
October 1: Recertification period opens
November 30: Recertification period closes

Applications will not be reviewed without accompanying application payment. Member fees are available only to members in good standing of ACS. If you wish to apply for ACS membership, please allow sufficient time for processing. Payment can be made by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Debit card or check. No other form of payment can be accepted. Exam fees are non-refundable.

T.A.S.T.E. Test™ Fees

ACS Members:
Application Processing Fee: $35.00
Test Fee: $500.00
TOTAL FEE: $535.00

Non-Members:
Application Processing Fee: $35.00
Test Fee: $650.00
TOTAL FEE: $685.00

ACS CCP® Exam Fees

ACS Members:
Application Processing Fee: $35.00
Exam Fee: $500.00
TOTAL FEE: $535.00

Non-Members:
Application Processing Fee: $35.00
Exam Fee: $650.00
TOTAL FEE: $685.00

Recertification Fee

$75.00
This fee is waived for individuals who attended the ACS Annual Conference in any subsequent year after passing the exam or since the date of their previous recertification. Learn more about recertification.