The Professional Chocolatier Program is an intensive part-time program in chocolate making, delivered 100% online over a three-month period, so you can learn without "re-engineering" your work and personal life. Become a professional chocolatier – learn how to make gourmet chocolate from Ecole Chocolat via your computer, phone or tablet. How do we teach chocolate making online?
Professional Chocolatier Program Registration Fee:
$685.00 US funds for US and International Residents
$685.00 CAD funds for Canadian Residents plus GST
and you also have the option of adding the Business Plan for Chocolate Makers program module to build out your business plan. $830.00 US (US & International Residents)/CAD (Canadian Residents – plus GST by province) for the Professional Chocolatier Program PLUS the Business Plan Program at $145.00 – a $50.00 savings. This also allows you another four weeks in the Professional Chocolatier curriculum for extra study and research while you take the Business Plan curriculum.
Note: The registration fee does not include ingredients or equipment. These extra supplies could cost approximately $200 US depending on what small equipment you already own.
If you are NOT currently an Ecole Chocolat student or graduate, please click here: REGISTER NOW
Ecole Chocolat STUDENTS OR GRADUATES DO NO REGISTER HERE - instead click on LEARNING CENTRE And login to your current program or if you are a graduate, login to the Graduate Centre. Once IN your current program or Graduate Centre scroll down the center table of contents to the last module: Continuing Education. You will find the program overview link - click on that.
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, you should register with your payment at least two weeks before the program start date. After that, 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.
If you want to become an expert in chocolate work, but are not interested in starting a business, we offer an alternative: Chocolate Technique and Flavor Stream within the Professional Chocolatier Program. You'll get the same intensive learning experience, but will not be required to complete the last two business-focused assignments. You'll spend that time in additional study, recipe development and practice.
There's no difference in the depth and quality of the education you receive, whichever way you decide to go. Students completing this stream will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Chocolate Technique. 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.
Physiology of taste
Technique and production
Developing a "plan of action"
Click here to see the curriculum of the optional Business Plan Module
Using our online Learning Centre forum as a background, we have examples of our students' and graduates' work:
How do we teach chocolate making online?
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.
EC Graduate Alexandra Clark talks about starting her business in the embedded video.
“Yes. I was struggling when I started this program with tempering and understanding how the chocolate works so that I could make a better product. I was spending hours trying to temper and not able to make my products turn out the way I wanted. This program helped tremendously! The amount of information available to students is mind blowing! I'm really happy that I completed this program. I love the fact that students are able to talk to one another and the instructors are so easily available whenever you have a question.”
Darcee, Jan ‘18 Graduate
“Yes, my expectations were met, and I received even more than I expected. Moreover, the program's content has rich, broad spectre of knowledge on chocolate subject. Some topics are highlighted from different angles of view simultaneously, that gives food for thoughts. Links on suppliers, manufacturers, chocolate maker companies are precious.”
Tatiana, August '17 Graduate
“Yes my expectations were met and more. I was happy to see all of the information in your curriculum. I enjoyed the articles and videos, all of the detailed information, and the recipes. I felt very supported and taken care of (you made sure we knew what supplies we needed and how to use the website), which can be difficult with an online program.”
Christina, March '17 Graduate
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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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