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Continuing Education

Professional development through continuing education is key to RCA's mission of supporting practitioners of Culinology® throughout their career.

RCA has developed an extensive program of continuing education workshops that cater to both the culinary professional and the food technologist. These workshops are offered year-round at several partnering educational institutions in the United States and Canada.

The RCA Conference 

Take advantage of the RCA Conference as an opportunity to earn contact hours towards CRC & CCS certification renewal.. 

For a convention to meet the criteria for certification renewal it must be:

1. Associated with a nationally recognized professional organization.
2. Related in content or of relevance to Culinology® (i.e. the fields of food science, culinary arts,
and product development).
3. At least three days in length and offer educational sessions during a minimum of 5 hours in the
three-day period.

Five certification renewal contact hours may be earned for such a convention. Acceptable documentation of convention attendance will be either an acknowledgement of registration for the convention or a copy of the individual’s convention badge. Contact hours earned through convention attendance can account for no more than one-half of the required certification renewal contact hours.

Download the certification renewal guidelines