Food Distribution Certified Levels
ACDA created three Food Distribution Certified Levels for anyone wanting more than just a certificate of completion! The certified levels demonstrate to colleagues, employers, and the food distribution industry that you are a professional, expert, or master in your area! You have three levels to choose. Each certified level has its own requirements.
Food Distribution Professional Certified Level 1
Food Distribution Expert Certified Level 2
Food Distribution Master Certified Level 3
Maintaining the Food Distribution Certified Levels
The ACDA Food Distribution Certified levels are valid for two years and are renewable for additional two-year periods. Once the certification is earned, you must obtain and retain documentation for the completion of the CEs.
Each Certification Level reaches its first renewal date on the second December 31st following the original certification date. To maintain the certification, one must accumulate a specified number of CEs and submit the required renewal application by December 31st of the expiration year. For renewal, sixty minutes equals one CE credit.
Food Distribution Professional – Certified Level 1* – 5** CEs required for renewal
Food Distribution Expert – Certified Level 2* – 10** CEs required for renewal
Food Distribution Master – Certified Level 3* – 15** CEs required for renewal
(*These are not credentials) (**Sixty minutes equals 1 CE credit)
The following is a list of acceptable forms of documentation for renewal: