The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) demonstrates your commitment to your craft and increases marketability to employers and customers who are increasingly looking to hire credentialed professionals.

How to get started
  1. Download the Policy Manual
  2. Review eligibility requirements
  3. Gather your required documentation
  4. Complete your application and Supervisor Verification Form
  5. Prepare for the CPCE exam
The fee for CPCE application is $525, which includes one sitting of the exam. Candidates who do not pass the exam may retake it within one year of application approval for a $200 fee.

Group Rates
Do you have a group interested in taking the CPCE exam?  Take $100 off each application when five or more apply together. Contact for more information.


"Having the CPCE designation after my name not only helps me show my clients that I value education, but it also sets me apart from the competition. My clients appreciate the fact that I understand all components of their event, and not just the rental aspect."
Clara Hough, CPCE | Owner/President House of House, Houston, TX