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.
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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Marissa Velie, Certification Director
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.
The Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park, NY