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 Symposium at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
    Please join us at the CPT Symposium entitled "Updating the American Chemical Society's Guidelines for Programs that Offer the Bachelor's Degree" at the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education on the beautiful campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, from July 29 through August 2.
  • CPT Open Meeting
    We invite you to attend the CPT open meeting at the 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday, August 19.  The location is not yet available.  Please check back later for more details.

News & Announcements

  • 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

ACS Guidelines for Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Contact Us


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