Certified Food and Beverage Executive (CFBE) Online Program


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) Online Program
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Certified Food and Beverage Executive (CFBE) Online Program

Price: $500.00
Member Price: $425.00
Price: $500.00
Member Price: $425.00

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.

Resource Materials

Digital Study Guide

  • The Digital Study Guide 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 Digital Study Guide.


Qualifying Position

Executive-level or management-level in food and beverage or culinary operations.

Position Examples

Food and beverage director/manager, assistant food and beverage director/manager, executive chef, restaurant manager, and assistant restaurant manager

Time in Position

1 year Department Head experience

  • Executive Certification takes 6 months off
  • Degree from an accredited academic institution takes 6 months off

How to Obtain Certification

  • Purchase your application, study guide, and exam package
  • Complete and submit your application and supporting documents
  • Upon approval, access resource materials
  • Connect with a proctor to complete your exam

How to Apply

Upon purchase, you will be required to complete an online application to ensure you meet the prerequisites. Until your application is approved, you will be unable to access the exam preparation resource materials that are part of your purchase.

To apply:

  1. After checkout, check your order confirmation email and click on the "Apply Online" link.
  2. Upon logging into the system, you can select the "Launch" button to begin your application.
  3. Follow the instructions and steps provided.
  4. Provide correct documentation and required references. Have these documents available for upload:
    • Current Resume
    • Job Description
    • Copy of diploma or transcripts
    • Any previous AHLEI certification certificates
  5. Following response by references, open and submit application.

Following application approval, your exam preparation resource materials will become available under “My Learning & Exams.” If your application is denied, you will be entitled to a refund of your entire package.

Enrollment period

Exam will be accessible for 1 year from date of application approval.

Proctor Required


# Questions


Time Allowed

3 hours

Passing Score


Retake Limit

2 retake purchases allowed (within 1 year from date of application approval)

Retake Price


Finding a Proctor

You will need to connect with a proctor and register for a proctored exam session before you see the exam under the “My Learning and Exams” dashboard. Follow the prompts to identify a proctor.

NOTE: Proctors will need to follow an approval process. When you have identified a proctor, be sure to share the proctor approval process.

Once your proctor schedules an exam session, they will send you and enrollment link, select enroll and you can access your exam under Proctored Exams on your Learning and Exam dashboard. On the day of the exam, select Launch exam, your Proctor will enter in the Exam Session password and your exam will start.


Once you have submitted your exam, you will receive a pass/fail notification. Once your Proctor has closed out the Exam Session you’ll see your exam results/certificate under the Certificate/Results tab on your Learning and Exam dashboard.

Upon passing the exam, you will be granted access to your digital certification certificate.

To purchase an exam retake, please contact Customer Care.

Certifications are valid for 5 years.

You may purchase your digital recertification application at any time before the expiration date. To recertify, candidates must pay the fee and complete a recertification application, submitting all supporting documentation. The recertification fee* is $200. (Prices are subject to change without notice.) Candidates who apply to recertify past the 5-year mark are subject to a late fee.

Visit Get Certified to purchase the Recertification Application.

Once your application is approved, a new certificate will be available under the Certificates/Results tab on your Learning and Exams dashboard.

For additional information, please contact the Professional Certification Department: ​

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


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

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