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The Certified Restaurant Facility Professional (CRFP) Exam is competency-based. There are no prerequisites, but suggested experience is 3-5 years in a full service restaurant facilities department. The exam consists of 14 areas of knowledge covering all aspects of restaurant facility management. Test takers are given 3 hours to complete the exam and results are emailed immediately following completion of the exam.

Sections & Objectives
Each section shows the percentage of questions on the exam for that area. There are 190 questions on the exam.

  • Section 1.0 -   Site Work- 6%
  • Section 2.0 -  Building Components- 23%
  • Section 3.0 -  Kitchen Equipment- 12%
  • Section 4.0 -  HVAC Systems- 5%
  • Section 5.0 -  Electrical Systems- 3%
  • Section 6.0 -  Plumbing Systems- 21%
  • Section 7.0 -  Preventative Maintenance and Cyclical Services- 6%
  • Section 8.0 -  Disaster Management- 3%
  • Section 9.0 -  Energy Management- 2%
  • Section 10.0 - Financial Planning- 7%
  • Section 11.0 -  Financial Management- 2%
  • Section 12.0 - Project Management- 6%
  • Section 13.0 - Property Management- 1%
  • Section 14.0 - Codes and Guidelines- 3%


CRFP Exam Registration
Through RFMA's partnership with KRYTERION for test delivery, test takers can create an account online and schedule their exam. Webassessor is available online from your computer for the non proctored practice exam and at a worldwide network of testing centers for the proctored exam. Click here to see where you can take the CRFP Exam. 

During the registration process test takers will select the date, time and testing center in their area)

Exam Fee

RFMA Members 
Non-RFMA Members       $450.00

Click here to register for the CRFP Exam

CRFP Designation – CEU Management
The Continuing Education Unit or CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for non-credit continued education programs. The CEU process is designed to document active involvement and participation in continued learning during the member’s CRFP designation 3-year renewal cycle. It is necessary that you obtain the required number of CEU units during this 36-month time period to maintain your CRFP designation.

Certification renewal is required every three (3) years. RFMA members will automatically be renewed if the CEU requirements are met in their member record. CRFP’s that are not active members of RFMA must submit their renewal applications by October 31st of the year their designation will expire. There is no renewal fee unless you have a lapse in renewing your designation. An application filing grace period for an extension may be granted up to December 31st of the year of expiration.

Click here download our CRFP Renewal and CEU Requirements document