Certificate of Achievement

The ProStart National Certificate of Achievement (COA) is your passport to the future. Earning the COA can give you a leg up in your job search, and opens the door to collegiate opportunities. Numerous restaurant, foodservice and hospitality programs offer benefits to ProStart graduates. These benefits include scholarships, class credits and credit towards work experience requirements.

To earn the ProStart National COA, a student must pass “The Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts” Level 1 and Level 2 exams, document  400 hours of work experience and demonstrate proficiency on more than 50 workplace competencies.  Work experience can come from paid jobs, school-based enterprises or relevant volunteer work.

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Partner with Generation No Kid Hungry

ProStart students can earn COA hours volunteering with Generation No Kid Hungry, a national movement of young leaders dedicated to ending childhood hunger by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. Working within the No Kid Hungry campaign, we won’t stop until every kid in our generation has access to the food they need to succeed. Generation No Kid Hungry is made possible through the support of the Sodexo Foundation. To learn more, visit GenerationNoKidHungry.org.

The No Kid Hungry Menu is a great place to explore the possible volunteer opportunities you can participate in to get your 400 hours of work experience.  

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Download your No Kid Hungry hours form today!