Certified Restaurant Professional (CRP) Exam

Exam: 100 questions
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The ServSuccess Certified Restaurant Professional (CRP) Exam has been designed in collaboration with the restaurant industry to validate and certify the most critical competencies for emerging restaurant professionals. And because it is proctored online, you can schedule your exam at a time that's convenient for you. All you need is a computer or laptop and a private location.

The exam focuses on the most important professional skills from the following areas:  

• Front-of-the-house knowledge and service culture 
• Back-of-the-house and restaurant kitchen knowledge 
• Product quality & cost control 
• Branding & marketing 

If you have worked in hourly positions in both front- and back-of-the-house restaurant operations, this certification will help you demonstrate the expertise you’ve gained to employers, current and future. 

Who should apply 
Examples of the kinds of positions that qualify for the CRP certification include, but are not limited to: Baker, Bar Captain, Bartender, Cashier, Catering Coordinator, Cook, Counter Helper, Dishwasher, Grill Cook, Head Cook, Head Wait Staff, Host, Pantry, Saute Cook, Server, Station Cook, Trainer.

Exam Instructions

Upon purchase, ServSuccess exams require you to complete an online application to ensure you meet the prerequisites.

To apply:

  1. After checkout, select “Go to Learning Dashboard” on the confirmation screen.
  2. (Note: You can also access your application by selecting “My Learning & Exams” in the Welcome menu.)
  3. Select the “Launch” button to begin your application.
  4. Follow the instructions and steps provided.
  5. Provide required documentation and references.
  6. Following submission by references, open and submit application.

Things you should know BEFORE you purchase:

  • To use the online proctoring service through ProctorU, you must have access to a computer (PC or Mac). Mobile phones and tablets are not supported. You must also have a working webcam/mic and a private location.
  • Proctors give directions in English.
  • After your application is approved, you will receive an email with directions for scheduling your exam through ProctorU.
  • If your application is denied, you will be entitled to a refund of your entire purchase price. (Note: Automatic refunds require saving your credit card in your ServSuccess profile.)
  • If you do not show for your scheduled ProctorU exam session or need to reschedule your exam less than 24 hours before your scheduled session, you will have to pay a fee before you can reschedule. It can take up to one (1) business day to allow rescheduling following fee payment.

Exam Prerequisites

Work experience: 
400 hours of industry experience in both front of the house and back of the house, with a minimum of 100 hours in each across at least two positions 

Previous learning: 
Valid ServSafe Food Handler Certificate or equivalent  

Character reference: 
Reference confirming competencies listed on Character Reference Form