NACE is continuously developing CPCE to meet the needs of our dynamic industry and encourage professional development of industry professionals. Achievement of the CPCE designation demonstrates expertise in catering and events and is earned by taking a comprehensive examination that covers the core competencies of the industry:
- Beverage Management
- Catering Services
- Contracts and Agreements
- Event Management
- Food Production
- Human Resources
- Sales and Marketing
Upon application approval, an exam date may be scheduled:
- Online - date, time and location is candidate's choice. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Paper - available for groups. Contact email@example.com for details.
"Earning the CPCE designation helped me to work my way up the corporate ladder when I worked in the hotel industry."
Dianna K. Shitanishi, CPCE, CMP
Hawaii Weddings and Events
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