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.
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 fee to recertify is $75 (USD). The fee is waived for individuals who attended the ACS Annual Conference in any subsequent year after passing the exam or since the date of their previous recertification.
Applications for recertification will be accepted online from October-November of the year the Certification expires.
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