ACS Certified Cheese Professionals® 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.

Recertification Period Open for 2014 and 2017 CCPs™

Applications are open until March 1, 2021. You should have received an email from us with a link to apply. If you did not but think that you should have, please contact us.

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.


The 2020 recertification deadline has been extended to March 1st, 2021. 


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 2022, 2025
2014 2020, 2023
2015 2021, 2024
2016 2022, 2025
2017 2020, 2023
2018 2021, 2024
2019 2022, 2025
2020 2023, 2026