Committee on Professional Training

The Committee on Professional Training (CPT) promotes excellence in postsecondary chemistry education and provides leadership to the ACS in the professional training of chemists.


Upcoming Events

  • CPT Open Meeting
    We invite you to attend the CPT open meeting at the 257th ACS National Meeting in Orlando, Florida, from 4:00 to 5:00pm on Sunday, March 31, 2019.  The location is not yet available.  Please check back later for more details.

News & Announcements

  • Apply for ACS Approval
    For institutions that are interested in applying for ACS approval, the fall submission period for the pre-application is from October 1-30. The pre-application is available here. Please contact us at if you have any questions.
  • Certificates Available for ACS-Certified Graduates
    The head or chair of ACS-approved chemistry programs presents ACS certificates to students that receive a baccalaureate degree and complete a curriculum consistent with the ACS Guidelines.  If you would like to have certificates available for presentation to your certified graduates, please contact us at  
  • CPT Symposium
    The Role of Research Experiences in the ACS-Certified Degree (speakers' slides provided)


Featured Webinar

Everything You Want to Know About Periodic Reports - May 17, 2018

CPT Spring 2018 Newsletter

ACS Guidelines for Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Contact Us


Office of Professional Training
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036