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. We continue to offer review courses in conjunction with certain exam dates, and a review class online.

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.  To register, find the Certified Cicerone Exam in our exam catalog (scroll down for retakes).  



Chicago, IL - Thursday, July 31st - 12pm to 4pm - Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro



Tucson, AZ - Monday, August 4th - 10am to 2pm - Hensley Beverage - POSTPONED

West Palm Beach, FL - Friday, August 8th - 9am to 1pm - Brown Distributing Florida

Madison, WI - Friday, August 8th - 10a to 2pm - Wisconsin Distributors

Kent, WA - Friday, August 8th - 9am to 1pm - Columbia Distributing NEW!

Escondido, CA - Tuesday, August 12th - 11am to 3pm - Stone World Bistro and Gardens NEW!

Santa Barbara, CA - Monday, August 18th - 9am to 1pm - Santa Barbara Brewing Company - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Dallas, TX - Friday, August 22nd - 10a-2p - Andrews Distributing

Asheville, NC - Monday, August 25th - 10am to 2pm - Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College



San Antonio, TX - Saturday, September 6th - 10a-2pm - GLI Distributing

Victoria, BC - Sunday, September 7th - 9am to 1pm - Hotel Rialto**

Denver, CO - Thursday, September 11th - 10a to 2pm - Old Major - REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 15th*

Denver, CO - Friday, September 12th - 9am to 1pm - CDC Coors REGISTRATION OPENS MID-LATE AUGUST

Chicago, IL - Friday, September 12th - 9am to 1pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices

St. Louis, MO - Monday, September 15th - 10am - 2pm - Major Brands

Bronx, NY - Wednesday, September 17th - 10am to 2pm - Manhattan Beer Distributors

Birmingham, AL - Thursday, September 25th - 10am to 2pm - Birmingham Budweiser

Las Vegas, NV  - Friday, September 26th - DETAILS TBA

New Orleans, LA - Friday, September 26th 10am to 2pm - Crescent Crown - DETAILS TBA

San Diego, CA  - Sunday, September 28th - REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 17TH



Denver, CO - Friday, October 3rd - 10am to 2pm - DETAILS TBA (GABF) 

Minneapolis, MN - Tuesday, October 14th - 10am to 2pm - JJ Taylor Distributing NEW!

Cleveland, OH - Wednesday, October 15th - 10am to 2pm - Beverage Distributors Inc.

Louisville, KY - Tuesday, October 21st - 10am to 2pm - River City Distributing

Gorham, ME - Thursday, October 23rd - 10am to 2pm - Nappi Distributors NEW!

Atlanta(Norcross), GA - Tuesday, October 28th - 10am to 2pm - Eagle Rock Distributing

Kent, WA - Thursday, October 30th - 9am to 1pm - Columbia Distributing DETAILS TBA


Charleston, SC - Friday, November 7th - 9am to 1pm - Palmetto Brewing Company

Mesa, AZ - Monday, November 10th - 10am to 2pm - Crescent Crown - REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1ST*

Austin, TX - Wednesday, November 12th - 10am to 2pm - Craft Pride - REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1ST*

Vancouver, BC - Saturday, November 22nd - 10am to 2pm - REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 22ND**

*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:     $150

Re-take of tasting portion:        $75

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. 

Retest Policy for Master Cicerone® Exam

Those who retest for the Master Cicerone Exam cicerone exam will pay 80% of the exam fee that is in effect at the time of the retest. No other discounts will be applied.