About RBA Certification

Fall 2024

Lorain County Community College
Elyria, OH
November 1-3, 2024
Practical Test – CB & CMB

Winter 2025

Johnson & Wales University
Charlotte, NC
Jan 31- Feb 2, 2025
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

​​​​Marissa Velie, Executive Director of the Retail Bakers of AmericaAsk Marissa

We know there are a lot of questions when you start the process of getting Certified with the RBA. We have put together questions and answers to help provide insights on topics ranging from how to apply for certification, benefits of certification, and timing regarding exams. We even help with answers regarding the difference between a certified baker and a certified bakery.

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Marissa Sertich Velie, Executive Director 

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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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