2023 ACS Certification Exams

DATES, DEADLINES, AND FEES FOR 2023 ACS CERTIFICATION

The application period for the 2023 ACS Certified Cheese Professional Exam and the ACS Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator T.A.S.T.E Test® is NOW OPEN.

Applications will be accepted from January 23rd, 2023 until March 31st, 2023.

Instructions and Application for: 2023 ACS Certified Cheese Professional Exam

Instructions and Application for: 2023 ACS CCSE T.A.S.T.E. Test

 

2023 CERTIFIED CHEESE PROFESSIONAL® EXAM – In Person

We will be holding the CCP® Exam in-person on July 18, 203 in Des Moines, IA.
For more information on applying for the 2023 exam, please refer to the application process and requirements for eligibility.

  • When: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central Time
  • Where: Des Moines, Iowa  
  • How: In-person
  • Cost to Apply: $35 non-refundable application fee
  • Cost of the Exam: $500 for ACS members, $650 for non-ACS members 
  • Exam fee is due in full by May 15, 2023 to keep your seat

2023 CERTIFIED CHEESE PROFESSIONAL® EXAM – Remote/Virtual Exam

We are offering a remote, virtual version of the CCP Exam in 2023, to be held simultaneously with the in-person exam. For more information on applying for the 2023 virtual exam, please refer to the application process and requirements for eligibility. The application for the virtual exam is the same as for the in-person, and the same eligibility requirements apply. However, there are some software programs to download, and technical specs that your computer will need to meet. More details about these tech specs will follow.

  • When: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central Time
  • Where: Your Location
  • How: Virtual, via computer
  • Cost to Apply: $35 non-refundable application fee
  • Cost of the Exam: $500 for ACS members, $650 for non-ACS members 
  • Exam fee is due in full by May 15, 2023 to keep your seat

2022 T.A.S.T.E Test®

We will be holding the T.A.S.T.E. Test® in-person on July 18, 203 in Des Moines, IA.
For more information on applying for the 2023 exam, please refer to the application process and requirements for eligibility.

  • When: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central Time
  • Where: Des Moines, Iowa  
  • How: In-person
  • Cost to Apply: $35 non-refundable application fee
  • Cost of the Exam: $500 for ACS members, $650 for non-ACS members 
  • Exam fee is due in full by May 15, 2023 to keep your seat 

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR THE ACS CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

January 23 – March 31: Application period open for ACS CCP Exam and CCSE T.A.S.T.E. Test®.
March 31: Application period closes / Deadline to apply to take the 2023 ACS CCP Exam and the 2023 T.A.S.T.E Test®.
May 15: Exam fee payment due to secure seat
June 1: Deadline for deferral without penalty
July 18: Exam Day for CCP Exam and CCSE T.A.S.T.E Test®.
October 15: Recertification period opens
November 30: Recertification period closes

Applications will not be reviewed without an accompanying application payment. The Member rate ($500) for the Exam fee is available only to ACS members in good standing. 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. Application fees are non-refundable.

ACS CCP® EXAM FEES

ACS Members:
Application Processing Fee: $35.00
Exam Fee: $500.00

Non-Members:
Application Processing Fee: $35.00
Exam Fee: $650.00

T.A.S.T.E. TEST® FEES

ACS Members:
Application Processing Fee: $35.00
Exam Fee: $500.00

Non-Members:
Application Processing Fee: $35.00
Exam Fee: $650.00

RECERTIFICATION FEE

The fee for recertification is $75.00. This fee is waived for individuals who attended one of more of the last three ACS Annual Conferences. Learn more about recertification.