NACE Education

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn and grow! We are committed to providing our growing industry the education to help guide your career and business to the next level with our expansive programs:

Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) Designation: Elevate your career and showcase your expertise in catering and events by achieving the CPCE designation. This prestigious certification is earned by taking a comprehensive exam that covers the core competencies of the industry. A variety of study methods are available for every type of learner. Members receive a special discount on the application fee. Read more on the CPCE page.

Experience Conference and Expo: The finest national showcase of industry trends in catering and event design! Each summer, nationally recognized speakers and catering and event professionals bring the year’s innovations in menu planning, food preparation, entertainment, event planning and décor to the conference. It’s your opportunity to learn new skills, meet and network with colleagues, and gain the experience you need to advance your career. Learn more about the Experience Conference and Expo.

NACE Business Academies: This program provides introductory education on the eight core concepts of the catering and events industry! It is designed for you if you are a student, young professional or experienced professional looking to become more well-rounded or make a career move. You may select to take one course or participate in the full certificate program. Learn more about the Business Academies.

To see other education events, including webinars, please check out the Event Calendar.

All NACE educational opportunities are worth contact hours in the continuing education section of the CPCE application.