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The Cookie & Cracker Academy provides the complete educational pathway for the cookie and cracker professional. Our web-based educational programs reduce in-plant training time and provide needed consistency for employees.

Previously the B&CMA University, the Cookie & Cracker Academy (CCA) was formed as a result of the ABA B&CMA merger to serve as a collective program that serves the
education and training needs of cookie and cracker manufacturing professionals.


Entry Level Training Program
Intermediate Training Course 
Advanced Training – Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing Course (CCMC/Correspondence Course)

The Cookie & Cracker Academy provides a complete educational pathway for the cookie and cracker professional.

Companies must deal with a variety of training needs. Individuals new to the industry, whether in operations or management, must be brought up to speed on the fundamentals essential to successfully producing product. Industry knowledge learned over time must be enhanced by providing depth and understanding to how the principles of baking work. All must stay on top of continual changes in the industry, from technology advances to new regulations on sanitation, health, and safety to new and improved methods on industry practices and procedures.

CCA provides programs to address all these needs. The Entry Level Training Program addresses individuals new to the industry by teaching the basic fundamentals all employees must know to work in a manufacturing environment. The Intermediate Training Course offers expanded operations oriented instruction that is based on a specific product type and/or the equipment used to produce it. More experienced professionals can then progress to advanced instruction with the Cookie & Cracker Manufacturing Course, which includes the science and theory underpinning the complete process. The Day with the B&CMA Technical Advisor Program will allow a company to specialize training and meet the operational challenges unique to a facility.

CCA hosts all of our educational programs through our web-based Learning Management System. As a result, Programs are more easily navigated and student(s) progress reports readily accessible. The CCM Course online workbook has a new look but same testing features.

IMPORTANT: What you need to know about using our LMS: click here for more information.