Online Self-Study Course Details

CPCE Educational Contact Hours: 8


Price: $159 NACE Members/ $199 Non-members


This course includes a printed copy of the Fast Track Workbook, and students are provided one year of access.


The CPCE Fast Track Online Course is a self-study method to prepare candidates for the CPCE exam. This program should be used as a supplement to The Professional Reference Guide for the Catering and Event Industry.


The CPCE Fast Track Online Course includes videos that cover key concepts of the CPCE's 8 core competencies in addition to practice quizzes for each:


  • Accounting
  • Beverage Management
  • Catering Services
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Event Management
  • Food Production
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing


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This educational product is a helpful study tool for candidates planning to take the CPCE exam prior to August 1, 2022.


NACE is currently working on the Second Edition of the Professional Reference Guide for the Catering and Events Industry. NACE is also planning to launch the new CPCE exam as early as August 1, 2022. This date is subject to change.


Before the launch of the new CPCE exam, NACE will provide CPCE candidates with approved applications 90 days of notice to take the exam in its current form before launching the new CPCE exam.


We have found that CPCE candidates who select an exam date are motivated to study and prepare for the exam. Exams may be scheduled multiple weeks or months ahead of time, and the date may be adjusted if needed.


NACE encourages all CPCE candidates with approved applications to schedule the CPCE exam by emailingcpce@nace.net