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).
York, PA - Monday, January 26th - 10am to 2pm - Ace Distributing DATE CHANGED!
Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday, January 27th - 12pm to 4pm - TBA
Oakland, CA -Tuesday, January 27th - 10am to 2pm - Horizon Beverage
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
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 - Alliance Beverage Distributing
Albuquerque, NM - Friday, February 27th - 10am to 2pm - Admiral Beverage
Danvers, MA - Tuesday, March 3rd - 10am to 2pm - Merrimack Valley Distributing
Little Rock, AR - Friday, March 6th - 10am to 2pm - Arkansas Craft Distributors
Oceanside, CA - Tuesday, March 10th - 10am to 2pm - Bagby Beer Company - NEW!
South San Francisco, CA - Tuesday, March 10th - time TBA - DBI Beverage REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 28th
Caldwell, NJ - Wednesday, March 25th - 10am to 2pm - Cloverleaf Tavern - EXAM FULL
Caldwell, NJ - Thursday, March 26th - 10am to 2pm - Cloverleaf Tavern
Boise, ID - Friday, March 27th - 10am to 2pm - Hayden Beverage
Asheville, NC - Monday, March 30th - 10am to 2pm - Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Anaheim, CA - Friday, April 3rd - 10am to 2pm - Harbor Distributing REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 20th
Sylmar, CA - Saturday, April 4th - time TBA - Allied Beverage - EXAM FULL
Chicago, IL - Friday, April 10th - 9am to 1pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices
Vancouver, BC** - Saturday, April 11th - 10am to 2pm - PICA - REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 23rd
Montréal, QC** - Monday, April 13th - 10am to 2pm - Vices et Versa
Portland, OR - Tuesday, April 14th - 11 am to 3pm - Maletis Beverage - NEW! Before CBC
San Diego, CA - Sunday, April 19th - 10am to 2pm - Crest Beverage - REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 6th
Glenwillow, OH - Monday, April 20th - 10am to 2pm - Superior Beverage Group
Kansas City, MO - Tuesday, April 21st - 10am to 2pm - Boulevard Brewing Company
Houston, TX - Friday, April 24th - 10am to 2pm - Faust Distributing NEW!
Stratford, CT - Friday, April 24th - 10am to 2pm - Two Roads Brewing Company
Las Vegas, NV - Friday, May 22nd - 10am to 2pm - Wirtz Beverage - Nevada NEW!
Calgary, AB** - Saturday, May 23rd - 10am to 2pm - National on 8th - Taproom
*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.