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).  



August 2015 

Madison, WI - Friday, August 7th - 10am to 2pm - Wisconsin Distributors AHEAD OF GREAT TASTE OF MIDWEST! 
South San Francisco, CA - Friday, August 7th - 9am to 1pm - DBI Beverage
Yardley, PA - Monday, August 10th - 9am to 1pm - Vault Brewing Company EXAM FULL
London, England - Monday, August 10th - 10am to 2pm - UBREW EXAM FULL
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Thursday, August 13th - 11am to 3pm - The Station Hotel EXAM FULL
Dublin, Ireland - Friday, August 14th - 10am to 2pm - L. Mulligan Grocer 
West Palm Beach, FL - Saturday, August 22nd - 9am to 1pm - Brown Distributing 
Huntsville, AL - Monday, August 24th - 10am to 2pm - Turner Beverage Company
Chicago, IL - Thursday, August 27th - Noon to 4pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices EXAM FULL
Richmond, VA - Monday, August 31st - 10am to 2pm - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery EXAM FULL


September 2015 

Austin, TX - Wedneday, September 2nd - 10am to 2pm - Banger's 

Victoria, BC** - Thursday, September 10th - 10am to 2pm - Hotel Rialto AHEAD OF GREAT CANADIAN BEER FESTIVAL!

Oceanside, CA - Monday, September 14th - 10am to 2pm - Bagby Beer Co.

Fort Wayne, IN - Wednesday, September 16th - 10am to 2pm - Five Star Distributing

Kansas City, MO - Monday, September 21st - 8am to 12pm - Boulevard Brewing Company

Caldwell, NJ - Wednesday, September 23rd - 10am to 2pm - Cloverleaf Tavern EXAM FULL

Denver, CO - Friday, September 25th - 10am to 2pm - CDC Coors - EXAM FULL

Cincinnati, OH - Tuesday, September, 29th - 10am to 2pm - Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

St. Louis, MO - Tuesday, September 29th - 10am to 2pm - Major Brands


October 2015 

Kona, HI - Tuesday, October 6th - Time TBD - Kona Brewing Co. - COMING SOON!

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

Portsmouth, NH - Monday, October 12th - 10am to 2pm - Redhook Brewery

Cleveland, OH - Wednesday, October 14th - 10am to 2pm - Great Lakes Brewing Company 

Portland, OR - Thursday, October 15th - 9am to 1pm - Columbia Distributing (Swan Island) NEW!

Portland, OR - Friday, October 16th - 9am to 1pm - Columbia Distributing (Swan Island) EXAM FULL

Napa, CA - Saturday, October 18th - Time TBD -  COMING SOON!

City of Industry (L.A.), CA - Friday, October 23rd - Time TBD - Classic Distributing - COMING SOON!

Huntington Beach, CA - Wednesday, October 28th - Time TBD - Harbor Distributing - COMING SOON!

Huntington Beach, CA - Friday, October 30th - Time TBD - Harbor Distributing - COMING SOON!


November 2015 

Stratford, CT - Monday, November 9th - 10am to 2pm - Two Roads Brewing Company

San Antonio, TX - Saturday, November 14th - 10am to 2pm - GLI Distribution NEW!

Vancouver, BC** - Saturday, November 28th - COMING SOON!


December 2015 

San Jose, CA - Friday, December 4th - Time TBA - DBI Beverage REGISTRATION OPENS 10/23
Cedar Rapids, IA - Friday, December 11th - 10am to 2pm - Fleck Sales Company 
Chicago, IL - Friday, December 11th - 10am to 2pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices

January 2016 

Washington, DC - Tuesday, January 26th - 10am to 2pm - Premium Distributors

Indianapolis, IN - Friday, January 29th - 10am to 2pm - Monarch 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 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.