CIA Professional Development

A student's professional development can begin even while enrolled in one of the CIA degree and certificate programs. CIA Consulting offers paid opportunities to work and connect with industry leaders through training, innovation, and certification programs. Call it getting a head start on a career. Building a lifelong network is the second-most important benefit the CIA offers after a student's education.

The CIA is here to support students throughout their career, with custom education programs and materials designed to further their professional development. Through the college's custom education programs, students can:

  • Contact CIA Consulting to design or participate in custom courses in areas such as culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, culinary technology, menu R&D, foodservice management, and professional wine studies at foundation, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.
  • Put their skills to the test by earning CIA ProChef® Certification at one of three levels of industry-recognized achievement.
  • Participate in conferences for industry professionals.
  • Reinforce their skills or train their team with a wide range of educational materials from the CIA. Available in a variety of media—from DVD and online to print publications and apps—these training materials cover knowledge areas as diverse as cooking methods, confectionery arts, front-of-the-house management, and more.

Please visit or call 1-800-888-7850 to learn more.