The Retail Bakers of America (RBA) is committed to the success of the retail baking industry. Certification with RBA is a catalyst for professional growth and credibility. It exposes young bakers to skills and ideas, giving a broader understanding and appreciation of the craft.

RBA’s new BakeryX is a Student Certification and Career Launch Program that works with RBA member and non-member trade schools, community colleges and universities to provide their baking & pastry students with the opportunity to become certified as a Certified Journey Baker at a reduced rate of $50 per student (member rate) or $75 per student (non-member rate).

“We are excited to offer this opportunity to baking professionals at the start of their careers. The combination of RBA membership and CJB certification is the perfect recipe to launch a new career and empower the next generation of bakers to meet their maximum potential,” explains Marissa Sertich Velie, RBA Certification Coordinator.

Upon successfully passing the CJB, the student will receive a complimentary year-long individual RBA membership.

“We hope that this program supports the next generation of bakers. The BakeryX program is an opportunity for the RBA community to support the industry and encourage a younger generation to uphold the integrity, professionalism and expertise that RBA promotes in the baking industry.” says Marissa Sertich Velie, RBA Certification Coordinator.

The Journeyman Baker and Journeyman Decorator levels of certification are completed online, giving students the opportunity to complete them in the classroom or from home.

To learn more, contact Marissa Sertich Velie, certification coordinator, at 800-638-0924 X702; or