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Letter From the President
The New CECS Exam
Call for Journal Content
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November 5-8, 2014
Columbus, OH
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Letter From the President

By Alex Young, Canadian Chapter President

Hello Fellow Canadian Member,


I would like to give a big thank you to our Past President, Bill Doherty, for all of his time and accomplishments on behalf of our Canadian Chapter. I am excited for the opportunity to serve on behalf of you, the members, moving forward.


Our Annual Meeting in Las Vegas was a huge success! I enjoyed seeing and meeting all our Canadian members present; it was also great being introduced to so many American members and fellow board members. I did attend the majority of sessions and really felt the trip was worth the investment. I would like to encourage and challenge our Canadian membership base to make a huge presence at the Fall Technical Seminar & Expo in Columbus, OH later this year.


I know how much hard work and thought has been done by our committees to make the Fall Tech a meeting not to be missed. I am hoping to bring some of our technicians who achieved the PECT designation to the Tech as I really feel the opportunity and education will enhance their work quality and overall industry knowledge. Like everything in life, the more you put in to this association, the more you will get back.  If you're sitting on the fence and wondering if you should get involved, as I have been in the past, please jump in and come give this a try; it truly is a great opportunity to learn and gain insight specific to our industry.


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IKECA is Proud to Launch the New CECS Exam!




The Certification Committee has worked diligently to revise the CECS Exam to reflect both US and Canada health and safety codes. All questions on the exam regarding health and safety codes have been reviewed to ensure the questions meet both countries standards.


The CECS Exam will remain 150 multiple choice question and will not change in price. The new CECS exam will be implemented on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Anyone applying or scheduled to take the exam before this date will still be eligible to take the older version of the exam. Exam applications received on July 1 or after will be subject to taking the revised exam.


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Share Your Expertise and Stories in the IKECA Journal!


Members are encouraged to share their stories in the IKECA Journal. There is no better source for information than you, our valued members, who have the hands on expertise and knowledge that our readers could benefit from.


The IKECA Journal is a trade magazine that serves the commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning industry. Topics deal with best practices and innovations in the industry as well as items of interest to insurance providers, local authorities, restaurant and food service facility managers and suppliers to the industry.




Submissions are accepted on a case by case basis and subject to editorial revision.


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