Chocolatier Program

Ready to explore your love of chocolate, but not as a business? Within the Professional Chocolatier Program, we offer the Chocolate Technique and Flavor stream for home chocolate artisans.

In this three-month, online program, you will learn everything you need to know about making chocolates and developing delicious recipes. Simply register for the Professional Chocolatier Program (not Plus with Business Plan) and then opt for this stream by completing only the required assignments during the program. There is no difference in the depth and quality of education that you receive when it comes to making chocolate. You simply won't complete the sections related to starting a chocolate business. How do we teach chocolate making online?

Chocolate Ganache

Next program: August 16 - November 15, 2019

Professional Chocolatier Program Registration Fee:

$685.00 US funds for US and International Residents
$685.00 CAD funds for Canadian Residents plus GST

Note: The registration fee does not include ingredients or supplies. These could cost approximately $200 US depending on what kitchen supplies you already own.


When is the Professional Chocolatier Program offered during the year?

We offer sessions of the program starting in January, March and August each year.

Is there a restriction on the number of students you take each session?

Even though the curriculum is online, we do cut off registrations when we reach the maximum number of students our instructor and online tutor feel they have adequate time to be able to work with properly.

TO ENSURE A SEAT IN THE PROGRAM, check the program date above to see if the current session is still open. When the program is full, we change the program date to the future session.

Chocolate Truffles

What Will I learn?

Understanding chocolate

  • Develop a shopping list of chocolate-making suppliers for all your ingredients and supplies.
  • Research chocolate crystallization and practice tempering techniques – the building blocks of chocolate work.

Physiology of taste

  • Understand the chemistry of chocolate to create delicious chocolate recipes.
  • Learn all about the ingredients in the chocolates you love.
  • Set up a chocolate tasting for your friends and be prepared to be amazed.

Technique and production

  • Learn modern decorating techniques in preparation for recipe development.
  • Learn and practice working with chocolate (including chocolate tempering, dipping, decorating and molding)
  • Make chocolate recipes including chocolate truffles and other bonbons (filled chocolates).
  • Learn all this while you are with us for three months so we can get all your questions answered.

Our Learning Experience

How do we teach chocolate making online?

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Our faculty

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Class assessment

Students will be assessed by completion of assignments throughout the program.


Students completing the program with a score of 70% or more will receive an Ecole Chocolat Certificate of Achievement in Chocolate Technique.


We hope that our programs will help you start your journey into the world of chocolate. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel from the Professional Chocolatier Program up to three days before the start of the program. A refund of your registration fee, minus a 10% administration fee, may take approximately 10 working days to process. Because our programs are usually full, and in order to make sure all students are committed, on the start date of your program your registration fee becomes non-refundable and non-transferable to another session (except in extraordinary circumstances).

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