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).  


March 2015 

Asheville, NC - Monday, March 30th - 10am to 2pm - Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College EXAM FULL


April 2015 

Anaheim, CA - Friday, April 3rd - 10am to 2pm - Harbor Distributing

Sylmar, CA - Saturday, April 4th - time TBA - Allied Beverage EXAM FULL

Chicago, IL - Friday, April 10th - 9am to 1pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices EXAM FULL

Vancouver, BC** - Saturday, April 11th - 10am to 2pm - PICA 

Montréal, QC** - Monday, April 13th - 10am to 2pm - Vices et Versa

Portland, OR - Tuesday, April 14th - 11 am to 3pm - Maletis Beverage  - Before CBC

San Diego, CA - Sunday, April 19th - 10am to 2pm - Crest Beverage 

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

Stratford, CT - Friday, April 24th - 10am to 2pm - Two Roads Brewing Company EXAM FULL


May 2015 

Bay City, MI - Friday, May 15th - 10am to 2pm - Fabiano Brothers NEW!

Tampa, FL - Saturday, May 16th - 10am to 2pm - JJ Taylor

Kent, WA - Tuesday, May 19th - Time TBA - Columbia Distributing EXAM FULL

Kent, WA - Wednesday, May 20th - Time TBA - Columbia Distributing NEW!

Las Vegas, NV - Friday, May 22nd - 10am to 2pm - Wirtz Beverage - Nevada

Calgary, AB** - Saturday, May 23rd - 10am to 2pm - National on 8th - Taproom

Denver, CO - Friday, May 29th - 10am to 2pm - CDC Coors


June 2015 

South San Francisco, CA - Wednesday, June 3rd - 9am to 1pm - DBI Beverage REGISTRATION OPENS 4/22
Mesa, AZ - Friday, June 5th - 10am to 2pm - Crescent Crown
Greensboro, NC - Monday, June 15th - 11am to 3pm - R.H. Barringer Distributing Co. NEW!
Toronto, ON** - Wednesday, June 17th - 10am to 2pm - Cool Beer Brewing Co.
Chicago, IL - Thursday, June 18th - Noon to 4pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices NEW! 
Burlington, VT - Friday, June 19th - 10am to 2pm - Baker Distributing NEW!
Dallas, TX - Friday, June 26th - 10am to 2pm - Andrews Distributing (Allen, TX) NEW!

San Diego, CA - Sunday, June 28th - Time TBD - Crest Beverage LIMITED REGISTRATION OPENS 5/20


July 2015 

Minneapolis, MN - Thursday, July 9th - 10am to 2pm - JJ Taylor
Halifax, NS** - Tuesday, July 14th - 10am to 2pm - Stillwell 


August 2015 

South San Francisco, CA - Friday, August 7th - 9am to 1pm - DBI Beverage REGISTRATION OPENS 6/26
Yardley, PA - Monday, August 10th - 9am to 1pm - Vault Brewing Company EXAM FULL
Huntsville, AL - Monday, August 24th - 10am to 2pm - Turner Beverage Company NEW!
Chicago, IL - Thursday, August 27th - Noon - 4pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices NEW!  
Richmond, VA - Monday, August 31st - 10am - 2pm - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery NEW!


September 2015 

Oceanside, CA - Monday, September 14th - 10am to 2pm - Bagby Beer Co. NEW!
Fort Wayne, IN - Wednesday, September 16th - 10am to 2pm - Five Star Distributing
Kansas City, MO - Monday, September 21st - 10am to 2pm - Boulevard Brewing Company - REGISTRATION TBA
St. Louis, MO - Tuesday, September 22st - 10am to 2pm - Major Brands

Denver, CO - Friday, September 25th - 10am to 2pm - CDC Coors - During GABF - NEW!


October 2015 

Chicago, IL - Thursday, October 8th - 10am to 2pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices NEW! 


November 2015 

Exams To Be Announced


December 2015 

San Jose, CA - Friday, December 4th - Time TBA - DBI Beverage REGISTRATION OPENS 10/23
Chicago, IL - Friday, December 11th - 10am to 2pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices NEW! 

*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.