CPCE

Professional Certification

The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation is the catering and events industry’s most prestigious professional certification!

Download the application drafting form. Apply online at www.naceuniversity.org. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

For helpful guidelines on applying and preparing for the exam, review the steps to become certified and how to get to 60.

NACE is continuously developing the certification to meet the needs of our dynamic industry and encourages the professional development of catering and events industry professionals through voluntary participation in its certification program. Achievement of the CPCE demonstrates expertise in catering and events and is earned by taking a comprehensive examination that covers the core competencies of the industry:

  • Accounting
  • Beverage Management
  • Catering Services
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Event Management
  • Food Production
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing

For more information, please review the exam content outline.

The goals of the CPCE program are to:

  • Establish a nationally recognized standard of competence in catering and events
  • Promote professional commitment to excellence in catering and events.
  • Endorse active participation in educational offerings that support the continued competency of Certified Professionals in Catering and Events.
  • Aid employers in identifying qualified catering and events personnel.
  • Enhance the professional image of the catering and events industry professionals.
  • Provide a sense of personal achievement for the advancement of one’s career

 

For more information, viit http://www.nace.net/cpce.