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Certification of Cooking Skills for Japanese Cuisine in Foreign Countries – Bronze Medal Course

Friday 18/06/2021 @ 00:00 - Thursday 15/07/2021 @ 23:30

Certification of Cooking Skills for Japanese Cuisine

In recent years, Japanese cuisine has become a boom globally, and the number of Japanese restaurants has significantly increased to approximately 120,000 outside of Japan. However, in some of these Japanese restaurants, only a few chefs have learned Japanese cuisine in earnest. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) established the “Guidelines for Certification of Cooking Skills for Japanese Cuisine in Foreign Countries” (April 2016) to certify foreign chefs of Japanese cuisine whose knowledge and skills regarding Japanese cuisine have reached a certain level.

As specified in the Guidelines, there are three categories of certifications: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Certifications are granted according to the chef’s level of knowledge and skills regarding Japanese cuisine.

The Gold and Silver certifications require practical experience in a Japanese restaurant located in Japan–approximately two years of experience for Gold, and approximately one year experience for Silver, whereas the Bronze certification can be obtained without experiencing in Japan and only need to master the basic knowledge and skills of Japanese cuisine required in many Japanese restaurants around the world.

The bronze Certification exam is conducted by a non-profit organization, the Japanese Culinary Academy (authorized certification body that conforms to the MAFF Guidelines), whose members include top Japanese cuisine chefs, experts, and educators of Japanese cuisine, and holds the most prestigious Japanese Cuisine competition called “Japanese Culinary Art Competition” at home and overseas.
And this Bronze Certification exam is the only online exam that can be taken from anywhere in the world.

Obtaining a Bronze Certification will differentiate from other restaurants and attract customers, and will be effective for the management and employment of Japanese restaurants. Please try to obtain this certification!


Course Format:
– Preparation (online self-learning)
– Paper Examination (online)
– Practical Assessment (executed at home with submission of digital video)
Registration period :  till 21 Jun (Mon) 2021.
Paper Examination: till 16 Jul (Fri) 2021.
Practical Assessment:  till 16 Jul (Fri) 2021.
■Exam Fee
SGD 400
■How to take
The entire program will be carried out online. This means that you can do it remotely (at home) or at a location of your preference. We only require you to complete the paper examination online and submit a video submission.
Further instructions will be provided after registration.

Those who meet all of the following requirements are eligible for taking the exam.

  • Those who have a nationality other than Japan, and wish to learn Japanese cuisine
  • Those who have completed online courses provided by a certification body
  • Those who can prepare the necessary environment for the exam online at their own expense
  • Those who have paid the prescribed exam fee by the prescribed method
■Terms and Conditions for taking the exam
  • The exam fee must be paid for each examination taken, regardless of the results.
  • The exam is conducted in English only, and in no other languages.
■Results Notification
Pass or fail notification will be emailed to the examinee.
■The validity period of the certification
The Bronze certification is valid for a lifetime.
Information on successful examinees (Bronze certified chefs) is stored by the Japanese Culinary Academy and MAFF. The Japanese Culinary Academy will respond to inquiries about certified chefs.


Once you have signed up for this course, you will not be able to get a refund for any payments you have already made.



By registering, you (the “Participant”) signify your acceptance of and obligation to these terms and conditions, and disclaimers. If you have any objections to the following Terms, Conditions, and Disclaimers you should not register for or participate in the program.

Liability WaiverWhile we take every possible measure to ensure the safety of all participants, we cannot control every circumstance. The Participant is legally responsible for their safety and any belongings during the participation in Certification of Cooking Skills for Japanese Cuisine in Foreign Countries.


Please be assured that all information collected will be kept confidential and will not be in any way disclosed to the public. All information will not be disclosed to third parties or marketing partners.

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Friday 18/06/2021 @ 00:00
Thursday 15/07/2021 @ 23:30
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AAJ (The Association for the advancement of the Japanese Culinary art)




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