What to Expect Each Week

New Study Sheets

All New Study Sheets. Weekly Modules are designed to cover one or more of the RCA Certification Committee Learning Objectives. Study Sheet Assignments are designed to cover each of the learning objectives. Compiling these Study Sheets will provide you with a comprehensive study guide to use when reviewing for the exam.

Here is an example of a Study Sheet for Module 1 The Culinologist and Product Development Team

Weekly live meetings:

Live meetings are held using a webinar format where you can see the slide presentation, connect with other members in the meeting and ask questions. Meetings are on Thursday afternoon/evening at 3 PM Pacific (6 PM Eastern) and last about 1 hour. All webinars are recorded for later viewing. Webinar registration information will be emailed to you about one week before the class starts. Twenty (20) participation points are awarded attending each meeting. If you are unable to attend you can watch the recording for full credit.


I am available by email and phone 7 days a week. It is my goal to provide as much support as necessary to assist you in succeeding in the course.

Course Materials:

Course materials are in Canvas Learning Management System and include assigned readings, content, study sheet assignments, quizzes, reflective discussions, and flash cards. Course materials are available 24/7. An invitation to join Canvas Learning Management System will be emailed to you about one week before the first meeting.


All information comes from these RCA Certification Committee Recommended textbooks:

  • Culinology:The Intersection of Culinary Art and Food Science, Research Chefs Association, Editor: J. Jeffrey Cousminer
  • Elementary Food Science by Vieira, Chapman Hall Publishing
  • Essentials of Food Science, 4th Edition, Vickie A. Vaclavik and Elizabeth W. Cristian, Springer Publishing
  • On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals 6th edition, Sarah R. Labensky Pearson

Textbooks can be purchased online through Amazon or other websites, used texts are often available


These are pass/fail courses; you must earn at least 80% of the possible points to receive a Certificate of Completion.  If problems arise please contact me immediately so we can make arrangements for you to finish the course.


  • Online meetings, participation – 20 points each
  • Study Sheets – 40 points per Module
  • Quizzes – 20 points each
  • Course Survey 10 points
  • Reflective Discussions – 10 points each
  • Final exam 100 points

Hope all is well with you. I just wanted to write you a quick note to let you know that I wrote my exam on the 18th and passed with a 90% score. I found the two courses I took from you to be extremely helpful in preparing me for the exam, and wanted to thank you for putting together such great courses. I could not have succeeded without them.” Mark Corrigan CRC®, Research Chef, Cavendish Farms