The Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) program is the only multidisciplinary credentialing program in the culinary industry. Designed to recognize those who have reached the highest level of culinary achievement, the CCP designation is widely regarded as a symbol of leadership and knowledge. Plan your strategy for earning this prestigious distinction now!
Originally founded by the likes of Jacques Pepin and Julia Child, the IACP’s Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) program is one of the most prestigious certifications in the culinary industry today. Unlike other certifications which test hands-on skills or a narrowly focused knowledge base, the CCP demonstrates broad culinary knowledge across an array of culinary focuses.
How the Program Works
A Certification Committee administers the CCP program, sets policy, and assures that the program reflects the changing needs of the profession. The IACP President appoints the Committee Chair, who then selects the committee from members who have earned the CCP designation. The committee reviews and approves all applications for CCP certification and is responsible for administering the exam, which is conducted each year at our Annual Conference, as well as at satellite locations throughout the year.