Apicius Culinary Arts Career Program graduates have the opportunity to automatically qualify for WACS fast track "gold" status.
WACS Professional Chef Certification Level
Thanks to Apicius' WACS certification for quality culinary education, graduates from the culinary program are eligible to apply for the WACS Certified Professional Cook (Commis Chef) level.
Apicius culinary graduates who have successfully completed their program after May 17, 2014 automatically qualify for the fast track "gold" status. Future graduates must submit the WACS application within five years of program completion.
How to Apply
The following instructions are provided by WACS:
- Have a scanned copy of your certificate ready as you will need to upload it as part of the fast track application process
- Go to the certification scheme website and select the 'Professional Cook (Commis Chef)' level (red tab)
- Make an application and pay the application fee
- Once your application has been processed, you will be issued with a Learning Assistant account
- Follow the 'Joining instructions to fast track 'gold' applications' which you have received from your school. This brief guide will show you how to log into Learning Assistant and download your guide to the application process
- Download the 'Candidate guide to fast track 'gold' applications' and follow the step-by-step instructions on what you need to do next
- Follow the instructions in order to make your application as easy as possible
- Should you have any questions, you can get in touch with WACS at .
The World Association of Chefs' Societies was founded at the Sorbonne in 1928. Currently WACS' global network has 100 chefs' associations and over 10 million professional chefs internationally. WACS launched the first global culinary certification in the world for culinary professionals who can apply for nine distinct titles within the culinary certification scheme. The association is non-political and its mission is based on setting global culinary standards through education and professional development.