Exam Schedule

Certified Cicerone® Exams

The following list of exams is updated regularly as we add new sites.  Check back often and watch our emails for upcoming announcements about more exams. 

Registration for each exam will close one week prior to the exam date. You must register AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE for a guaranteed spot. Some exams fill up more quickly. All exams are subject to rescheduling and time changes, so consider contacting Cicerone Certification Program staff before booking non-refundable travel. To register, find the Certified Cicerone Exam in our exam catalog (scroll down for retakes).  



Chicago, IL - Friday, December 5th - 9am to 1pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices

Mechanicville, NY - Wednesday, December 10th - 10am to 2pm - DeCrescente Distributing Company

Roseville (Sacramento), CA - Wednesday, December 10th - 11am to 3pm - MillerCoors Regional Office

Portland, OR - Friday, December 12th - 10am to 2pm - Maletis Beverage - NEW!


January 2015

York, PA - Monday, January 5th - 10am to 2pm - Ace Distributing

Washington D.C. - Thursday, January 8th - 10am to 2pm - Premium Distributors D.C.

West Palm Beach, FL - Friday, January 9th - 9am to 1pm - Brown Distributing

Vail, CO - Friday, January 9th - 2:30p-6:30p - Vail Cascade Resort & Spa 

Boulder, CO - Saturday, January 17th - 9am-1pm - Brewers Association - EXAM FULL

Oakland, CA - COMING SOON!


February 2015 

Chicago, IL - Thursday, February 5th - 12pm to 4pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices

Des Moines, IA - Wednesday, February 18th - 10am to 2pm - Johnson Brothers of Iowa - REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 18TH

San Antonio, TX - Saturday, February 21st - 10am to 2pm - GLI Distributing

Durham, NC - Saturday, February 21st - 11am to 3pm - Harris Beverages

Grand Rapids, MI - Thursday, February 26th - 10am to 2pm - Gravity Taphouse and Grille

Albuquerque, NM - Friday, February 27th - 10am to 2pm - Admiral Beverage


March 2015 

Danvers, MA - Tuesday, March 3rd - 10am to 2pm - Merrimack Valley Distributing

Little Rock, AR - Friday, March 6th - 10am to 2pm - Arkansas Craft Distributors 

Caldwell, NJ - Wednesday, March 25th - 10am to 2pm - Cloverleaf Tavern

Boise, ID - Friday, March 27th - 10am to 2pm - Hayden Beverage  


April 2015 

Chicago, IL - Friday, April 10th - 9am to 1pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices

Glenwillow, OH - Monday, April 20th - 10am to 2pm - Superior Beverage Group


*Registration will open at 12 noon Central time on the date listed.
**Candidates at these exam locations will be tested on content from the Canadian Certified Cicerone Syllabus

We will continue to add exams to the calendar. Please contact info@cicerone.org if you are interested in hosting or taking the exam in the coming year.


Retest Policy for Certified Cicerone® Exam 

Those who take the Certified Cicerone exam and do not pass on their first attempt will be able to retake the exam at a reduced rate that covers the costs of re-examination. Pricing for retakes will be as follows:

Re-take of written portion:     $175

Re-take of tasting portion:      $100

If you retake only one part, your prior scores will remain unchanged for the other part(s) and a new average will be determined with the new portions.

No discounts are given for retakes.