We are very pleased to know your commitment to professional growth and development. Certification will challenge you and demand you be your very best.

The RBA’s certification program is recognized throughout the industry as a standard for excellence in skills and knowledge. Bakers achieve certification based on education, experience and successful completions of written and practical exams.

The RBA offers three baking certification levels and two cake decorating certification levels. Each level’s eligibility is based on education and work experience. All levels of RBA certification require a written exam, which is conducted online, and many require a practical exam, which are scheduled periodically throughout the year at various locations across the country. 

Summer 2023
Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI
August 18-19, 2023
Practical Exam — Certified Decorator 


An RBA Certification raises professional standards and verifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities professional bakers bring to the marketplace. Certification also increases job opportunities and income for certified bakers and decorators.

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​​​​Ask Marissa

We know there are a lot of questions when you start the process of getting Certified with the RBA.  Take some time and read through our full Question & Answer profile.  

Marissa Velie, Certification Director 

FALL 2023

Clark College 
Vancouver, WA
October 20-22, 2023
Practical test — CB & CMB 

RBA’s BakeryX is a Student Certification and Career Launch Program that works with RBA member and non-member trade schools, community colleges and universities to provide their baking & pastry students with the opportunity to become certified as a Certified Journey Baker at a reduced rate of $50 per student (member rate) or $75 per student (non-member rate).

Upon successfully passing the CJB, the student will receive a complimentary year-long individual RBA membership.

The Journeyman Baker and Journeyman Decorator levels of certification are completed online, giving students the opportunity to complete them in the classroom or from home.

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Spring 2023

Kendall College,
Chicago, Illinois  |  March 24-26
Practical Test – CB & CMB

SPRIN 2022

The Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park, NY