About RBA Certification

Spring 2024

The Culinary Institute of America 
Hyde Park, NY
March 1-3, 2024
Practical Test — CB & CMB 

Summer 2024

College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL
June 14-16, 2024
Practical Test – CB & CMB

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​RBA Certification

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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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Q&A on Certification

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​​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 Sertich Velie, Certification & Education Director 
certification@retailbakersofamerica.org

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RBA Guide To Certification

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. 

Guide to Certification

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