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.


October 1: Recertification period opens
November 30: Recertification period closes


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.

Apply for Recertification

Applications for recertification will be accepted online from October-November of the year the Certification expires.

Class Year to Recertify
2012 2018
2013 2019
2014 2020
2015 2018
2016 2019
2017 2020
2018 2021