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).  


January 2015

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


February 2015 

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


March 2015 

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


April 2015 

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 


May 2015 

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 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.