ACS Certified Cheese Professionals® are required to renew their certification with ACS every 3 years by demonstrating continued professional development in the cheese industry. After the three-year period, candidates must submit evidence of continuing education and involvement in the cheese industry.

Recertification Requirements

Certified Cheese Professionals® applying for recertification must demonstrate:

  • A total of one-thousand (1,000) hours of any combination of paid or unpaid work experience and formal education, continuing education, or professional development in the cheese industry.


  • At ACS’s sole discretion, CCPs™ may be required to complete continuing education credits to be eligible to recertify. CCPs™ will be notified via email, CheeseBytes, and Facebook of continuing education requirements and reasonable advanced notice will be given.


Early October: Recertification period opens
December 31: Recertification period closes


The fee to recertify is $75 (USD).

Apply for Recertification

Applications for recertification will be accepted online the fall of the year the Certification expires.

Class Next Year Required to Recertify
2012 2021, 2024
2013 2019, 2022
2014 2020, 2023
2015 2021, 2024
2016 2019, 2022
2017 2020, 2023
2018 2021, 2024
2019 2022, 2025