Certified Wine Expert is American Culinary Federation Approved


Certified Wine Expert® training and certification program has been approved for 100 continuing education hours (CEHs) by the American Culinary Federation. Students must complete all course modules and successfully pass the certification exam to earn CEHs.


To maintain your ACF certification, you are required to earn a minimum of 80 continuing education hours (CEHs) during the five-year certification period. CEHs are experiences that assist in the development or enhancement of the knowledge and skills directly related to the individual’s professional occupation.



American Culinary Federation

About ACF

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York city by three chefs’ organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

In 1976, ACF forever changed the culinary industry by elevating the position of the executive chef from service status to the professional category in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Official Titles.

Since this change, the culinary industry and our organization have grown tremendously. In fact, ACF is the largest professional chefs organization in North America. We are made up of more than 20,000 members that belong to more than 225 chapters in four regions across the U.S. Today, the ACF provides accredited educational programs, certifications, competitions and networking designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs, our mission.


Learn more about American Culinary Federation, inc. at http://www.acfchefs.org


Certified Wine Expert® Program Has Been Approved by the American Culinary Federation for 100 Continuing Education Hours.