CPCE


NACE 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.

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

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

 

 

GET CERTIFIED!

What are your professional goals for the year? Getting your Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) is an investment in your career that shows employers and clients your aptitude and commitment to the profession. NACE offers the opportunity to accomplish your professional goals with self-paced, online courses available through the NACE store.

Get started today! Review our certification requirements and download an application today.

Prepare for the certification exam and earn credits through the following options:


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Aspiring candidates can apply for a CPCE scholarship through the Timothy S Y Lam Foundation. Learn about eligibility requirements and apply today

Contact your CPCE Concierge to get started!

Crystal Irwin

Crystal Irwin
Program Coordinator