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).
Victoria, BC** - Thursday, September 10th - 10am to 2pm - Hotel Rialto AHEAD OF GREAT CANADIAN BEER FESTIVAL!
Denver, CO - Friday, September 25th - 10am to 2pm - CDC Coors - During GABF
Cincinnati, OH - Tuesday, September, 29th - 10am to 2pm - Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber NEW!
St. Louis, MO - Tuesday, September 29th - 10am to 2pm - Major Brands
Chicago, IL - Thursday, October 8th - 10am to 2pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices
Portsmouth, NH - Monday, October 12th - 10am to 2pm - Redhook Brewery NEW!
Cleveland, OH - Wednesday, October 14th - 10am to 2pm - Great Lakes Brewing Company
Portland, OR - Friday, October 16th - 9am to 1pm - Columbia Distributing (Swan Island) NEW! REGISTRATION OPENS 7/14
Napa, CA - Saturday, October 18th - Time TBD - COMING SOON!
City of Industry (L.A.), CA - Friday, October 23rd - Time TBD - Classic Distributing - COMING SOON!
Huntington Beach, CA - Wednesday, October 28th - Time TBD - Harbor Distributing - COMING SOON!
Huntington Beach, CA - Friday, October 30th - Time TBD - Harbor Distributing - COMING SOON!
Stratford, CT - Monday, November 9th - 10am to 2pm - Two Roads Brewing Company NEW!
Indianapolis, IN - Friday, January 29th - 10am to 2pm - Monarch Beverage
*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 firstname.lastname@example.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.