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).  




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

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

Chicago, IL - Friday, October 24th - 12pm to 4pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices

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

Kent, WA - Thursday, October 30th - 9am to 1pm - Columbia Distributing EXAM FULL

Kent, WA - Friday, October 31st - 9am to 1pm - Columbia Distributing NEW!



Charleston, SC - Saturday, November 8th - 10am to 2pm - Palmetto Brewing Company NOTE: DATE CHANGED FROM 7TH TO 8TH

Mesa, AZ - Monday, November 10th - 10am to 2pm - Crescent Crown 

Austin, TX - Wednesday, November 12th - 10am to 2pm - Craft Pride - EXAM FULL

South San Francisco, CA -Thursday, November 13th - 11am to 3pm - DBI Beverage

Montréal, QC - Sunday, November 16th - 10am to 2pm - Station Ho.St**

Vancouver, BC - Saturday, November 22nd - 10am to 2pm - Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts**



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

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

Roseville, CA - Wednesday, December 10th - Time TBD - Tenth and Blake - NEW!


January 2015

York, PA - Monday, January 5th - 10am to 2pm - Ace Distributing - REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 24TH*

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 - Vail Cascade Resort & Spa - 2:30p-6:30p - NEW!

Boulder, CO - Saturday, January 17th - Brewers Association - REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 17TH*


February 2015 

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 - REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 21ST

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

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


March 2015 

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

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

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


April 2015 

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.