Certified Food And Beverage Executive (CFBE®)

CFBE

The Certified Food and Beverage Executive certification is a prestigious recognition that you are a professional dedicated to the industry

Certified Food And Beverage Executive (CFBE®)
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Certified Food And Beverage Executive (CFBE®)

Price: $500.00
Member Price: $375.00
Price: $500.00
Member Price: $375.00

Food and beverage executives keep their operation running smoothly while ensuring everything is safe and sanitary. Whether running a banquet, supervising a kitchen, ordering supplies, or training staff, they know what must be done. The Certified Food and Beverage Executive certification is a prestigious recognition that you are a professional dedicated to the industry, who can effectively manage employees and who knows how to successfully operate a food and beverage operation. ​

The CFBE certification can help you excel in your current position, move further toward your career goals, and show that you are among the best in your profession.

Prerequisites

You can earn the CFBE designation if you are currently employed as an executive-level or management-level position in food and beverage or culinary operations.

Candidate Time in Position: 1 year.

To reduce the time in position by six months, you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • One current AHLEI management, department head, or executive certification (limit 1)
  • A degree from an accredited academic institution (limit 1)

How to Apply

Have the following documents available to upload:

  • Current Resume
  • Job Description
  • Employment Verification Form (signed by your immediate supervisor)
  • Copy of diploma or transcripts
  • Complete payment

Printable Application

Download the Certified Food & Beverage Executive (CFBE®) application.

Resource Materials

CFBE Exam Preparation Booklet

Candidates for the Certified Food and Beverage Executive (CFBE) designation receive a CFBE Exam Preparation Booklet that helps streamline and focus your study and exam preparation. The booklet and CD that includes all CFBE resource materials, lets you assess your knowledge and experience by individual competency and then directs you to the specific resource by volume, chapter and subject.

CD

The CD contains six knowledge areas that correspond with the Exam Preparation Booklet. As you identify knowledge areas requiring review or additional learning, you can access that information on the CD.

Exam

When you are ready to take the exam online, contact AHLEI’s Certification Department to have the exam sent to your proctor.

A proctor may be a CHA, CFBE, a hospitality educator, an AHLA member association executive, your immediate supervisor or a member of the clergy. Your designated proctor cannot be a relative.

The CFBE exam has 150 multiple-choice questions that must be answered in a three-hour time period. The test questions test your mastery of competencies derived from six key areas of knowledge. The key areas of testing are:

  • Managing Food Operations
  • Managing Beverage Operations
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Human Resources Management

Multiple Staff Members

To order this program for your property to train multiple staff members, contact our sales team.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact the Professional Certification Department:

Email: certification@ahlei.org | Phone 407-999-8100 or 888-575-8726 | Fax: 407-236-7848 or 407-999-8610

The hospitality industry constantly changes, so hospitality professionals must continually advance their knowledge and skills. For this reason, certification designees hold their certification for only five years.

During the next five years, the designee must:

  • Maintain their qualifying position within the industry
  • Earn points by fulfilling activity requirements

Points are earned for:

  • Professional experience
  • Professional development activities/seminars
  • Industry-related involvement
  • Educational services

​Other ways to earn recertification points include:

  • Complete any AHLEI hospitality management course online. They provide five points toward the recertification total. View course offerings and enroll today.
  • Earn points for attending any industry-affiliated tradeshow, conference, or convention.

More good news? There are free courses that count toward certification

Procter & Gamble Professional University offers free online courses that count toward recertification points for the CFBE®.

Visit www.pgpro.com/university-ahlei to enroll.

Recertification Application

Certified Food & Beverage Executive (CFBE) - ( Application ) ( Maintenance Points )

A candidate may elect to sit for the exam to earn recertification instead of earning points. The candidate must achieve a minimum score of 70 percent to recertify.

The recertification fee* is $200. Candidates who recertify must pay the fee, complete a maintenance activity form, submit all supporting documentation, and sign the maintenance agreement - agreeing to all terms.

Once recertified, you will receive a new jeweled lapel pin that reflects the number of years you are certified and a new certificate.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

​Please submit your recertification packet to:

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
6751 Forum Drive, Suite 220
Orlando, Florida 32821

For additional information, please contact the Professional Certification Department:

Email: certification@ahlei.org | Phone: 407-999-8100 or 888-575-8726 | Fax: 407-236-7848 or 407-999-8610

CFBE

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