ACS Certified Cheese Professionals® and ACS Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluators® are required to renew their certification with ACS every three 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.
Please also check out the videos on this page: General Information on the Annual Recertification Process, and watch a breakdown on How to Fill Out the Recertification Form for both the ACS CCP® and the ACS CCSE®.
The 2023 CCP Recertification Period will open on October 16th, and close on November 30th.
On October 16th, eligible applicants will receive an email from ACS with a link to apply.
You are eligible if you earned your CCP in 2020, or if you last certified your CCP in 2020.
If you believe you are eligible to apply for recertification but didn’t receive the email, please email us at [email protected].
Certified Cheese Professionals® applying for recertification must demonstrate:
- Over the last 3 years, 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® and CCSEs® may be required to complete continuing education credits to be eligible to recertify. CCPs® and CCSEs® will be notified via email, CheeseBytes, and Facebook of continuing education requirements and reasonable advanced notice will be given.
The 2023 recertification deadline is November 30.
The fee to recertify is $75 (USD). This fee is waived if an applicant has attended at least one ACS Conference in the past 3 years.
Questions & Answers on the Recertification Process
Breakdown Video of Recertification Process
Apply for Recertification
Applications for recertification will be accepted online in the fall of the year the Certification expires.
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