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Renewing Your Certification

Your CACFP Professional Certification is valid for three years.

NCA will notify you via email before your certification is due to expire.  It is your responsibility to renew on time to avoid your certification expiring. Each individual is responsible for maintaining and keeping records of CEUs earned.

Submit your renewal fee through the emailed invoice. After NCA reviews and approves your certification renewal, you will receive notification of approval.

NCA will check proof of CEUs via a random audit. Only those chosen for the audit will be required to send in documentation of CEUs earned. If you are selected for an audit, a notification to send CEU documentation to NCA will be included in your renewal notice.

If NCA does not receive your renewal documents within 30 calendar days of your certification renewal date, you will have to re-submit a new application and pay the initial certification fee again.

Renewal Requirements and Fees

You must complete the required number of CEUs during your certification period to be eligible for renewal.


CACFP Child Nutrition Professional (CCNP) Renewal - $75.00

(16) Hours in Specialties 1-3 with a minimum of (12) Hours in Specialty 1


CACFP Management Professional (CMP) Renewal - $175.00

(24) Hours in Specialties 1-7