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Bakers - Licensing / Certification

Certification is optional for bakers. It is rarely required for employment or advancement. Certification is a way for bakers to achieve recognition for their skills. To become a Certified Journey Baker (CJB) applicants must:

  • have four years of experience, and
  • pass a written exam.

To become a Certified Master Baker (CMB), applicants must:

  • have eight years of experience,
  • pass a written exam, and
  • pass a practical baking test.

For more information about certification, contact:

Retail Bakers of America
15941 Harlem Avenue, Suite 347, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: 800.638.0924
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.