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).  


February 2015 

Grand Rapids, MI - Thursday, February 26th - 10am to 2pm - Alliance Beverage Distributing

Albuquerque, NM - Friday, February 27th - 10am to 2pm - Admiral Beverage


March 2015 

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

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  - 11am to 3pm - DBI Beverage - NEW!

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

Caldwell, NJ - Thursday, March 26th - 10am to 2pm - Cloverleaf Tavern - EXAM FULL

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

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


April 2015 

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

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

Toronto, ON** - Thursday, April 9th - 10am to 2pm - Cool Beer Brewing Co.

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

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

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 


May 2015 

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

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


June 2015 

Mesa, AZ - Friday, June 5th - 10am to 2pm - Crescent Crown
Chicago, IL - Thursday, June 18th - Noon to 4pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices NEW! 
Dallas, TX - Friday, June 26th - 10am to 2pm - Andrews Distributing (Allen, TX) NEW!

July 2015 

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


August 2015 

Yardley, PA - Monday, August 10th - 9am to 1pm - Vault Brewing Company NEW!


September 2015 

St. Louis, MO - Monday, September 21st - 10am to 2pm - Major Brands - Registration TBANEW!

*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.