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).  



Seattle, WA - Friday, April 25th - 9am to 1pm - Click Distributing 

New Orleans, LA - Wednesday, April 30th - 10am to 2pm - Crescent Crown Distributing



Buffalo, NY - Friday, May 2nd - 9am to 1pm - Try-It Distributing NEW!

Richmond, VA - Monday, May 5th - 10am to 2pm - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Granville, OH - Wednesday, May 7th - 10am to 2pm - Brews Cafe Please Note: This exam date changed from the 8th to the 7th

Washington D.C. - Friday, May 9th - 10am to 2pm - Meridian Pint

Post Falls, ID - Monday May 12th - time TBD - Hayden Beverage

New Berlin, WI - Thursday, May 15th - 2pm to 6pm - Beechwood Distributors

Escondido, CA - Tuesday, May 20th - 11am to 3pm - Stone World Bistro and Gardens Escondido EXAM FULL

Eugene, OR - Wednesday, May 21st - time TBD - Ninkasi Brewing Company - REGISTRATION OPENS IN APRIL

Kansas City, MO - Wednesday, May 28th - 10am to 2pm - Boulevard Brewing Co

Denver, CO - Friday, May 30th - 9am to 1pm - CDC Coors

Cedar Rapids, IA - Friday, May 30th - time TBD - Fleck Sales - REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 28TH*



Brooklyn, NY - Wednesday, June 4th - 10am-2pm - Union Beer Distributors

West Palm Beach, FL - Saturday, June 7th - 10am to 2pm - Brown Distributing

Grand Rapids, MI - Wednesday, June 11th - 10am-2pm - Founders Brewing Co.

Chicago, IL - Thursday, June 19th - 9am to 1pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices

Portland, OR - Friday, June 20th - Time TBA - Columbia Distributing REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 12

Nashville, TN - Friday, June 27th - DETAILS TBA



Long Beach, CA - Monday, July 14th - 11am to 3pm - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Greensboro, NC - Tuesday, July 15th - 11am to 3pm - RH Barringer Distributing Company

Caldwell, NJ - Wednesday, July 16th - 10am to 2pm - Cloverleaf Tavern

South Burlington, VT - Thursday, July 17th - 10am to 2pm - Guild Tavern

Danvers, MA - Tuesday, July 22nd - 10am to 2pm - Merrimack Valley Distributing

Chicago, IL - Thursday, July 31st - 12pm to 4pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices



West Palm Beach, FL - Friday, August 8th - Brown Distributing Florida - DETAILS TBA

Columbus, OH - Friday, August 8th - DETAILS TBA

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



Denver, CO - Friday, September 12th - DETAILS TBA

Cleveland, OH - Friday, September 12th - DETAILS TBA

St. Louis, MO - Monday, September 15th - DETAILS TBA

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



Gorham, ME - Thursday, October 23rd - Nappi Distributors NEW!


*Registration will open at 12 noon Central time on the date listed.

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.