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® will open in January 2023.

2023 CERTIFIED CHEESE PROFESSIONAL® EXAM

We will be holding the CCP® Exam in-person on July 18, 203 in Des Moines, IA.  If you are interested in taking the 2023 exam, please review the application process and requirements for eligibility.

  • When: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT
  • 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

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. If you are interested in taking the 2023 exam, please review the application process and requirements for eligibility.

  • When: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT
  • 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 TBD – March 31: Application period open for ACS CCP and CCSE Certification.
March 31: Application period closes / Deadline to apply to take the 2022 ACS CCP Exam and the 2022 T.A.S.T.E Test®.
June 17: 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.