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).
Las Vegas, NV - Friday, September 26th - 10am to 2pm - Wirtz Beverage Nevada
San Diego, CA - Sunday, September 28th - 11am to 3pm - Crest Beverage EXAM FULL
Denver, CO - Friday, October 3rd - 10am to 2pm - Metropolitan State College of Denver (GABF)
Minneapolis, MN - Tuesday, October 14th - 10am to 2pm - JJ Taylor Distributing
Louisville, KY - Tuesday, October 21st - 10am to 2pm - River City Distributing
Omaha, NE - Tuesday, October 21st - 10am to 2pm - Quality Brands of Omaha
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!
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*
Des Moines, IA - Wednesday, February 18th - 10am to 2pm - Johnson Brothers of Iowa - REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 18TH
Caldwell, NJ - Wednesday, March 25th - 10am to 2pm - Cloverleaf Tavern
Boise, ID - Friday, March 27th - 10am to 2pm - Hayden 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.