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. We continue to offer review courses in conjunction with certain exam dates, and a review class online.

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.  To register, find the Certified Cicerone Exam in our exam catalog (scroll down for retakes).  



Asheville, NC - Monday, August 25th - 10am to 2pm - Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College SOLD OUT



San Antonio, TX - Saturday, September 6th - 10a-2pm - GLI Distributing

Victoria, BC - Sunday, September 7th - 9am to 1pm - Hotel Rialto**

Denver, CO - Thursday, September 11th - 10a to 2pm - Old Major 

Denver, CO - Friday, September 12th - 9am to 1pm - CDC Coors

Chicago, IL - Friday, September 12th - 9am to 1pm - Cicerone Certification Program Offices

St. Louis, MO - Monday, September 15th - 10am - 2pm - Major Brands

Bronx, NY - Wednesday, September 17th - 10am to 2pm - Manhattan Beer Distributors

Birmingham, AL - Thursday, September 25th - 10am to 2pm - Birmingham Budweiser

Las Vegas, NV  - Friday, September 26th - 10am to 2pm - Wirtz Beverage Nevada

New Orleans, LA - Friday, September 26th 10am to 2pm - Crescent Crown

San Diego, CA  - Sunday, September 28th - Crest Beverage SOLD OUT



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 NEW!

Cleveland, OH - Wednesday, October 15th - 10am to 2pm - Beverage Distributors Inc.
Buffalo, NY - Friday, October 17th - 9am to 2pm - Try It Distributing - REGISTRATION OPENS SEPT 19TH*

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 DETAILS TBA



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 - REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 2ND*

Austin, TX - Wednesday, November 12th - 10am to 2pm - Craft Pride - REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 2ND*

Montréal, QC - Sunday, November 16th - 10am to 2pm

Vancouver, BC - Saturday, November 22nd - 10am to 2pm - REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 22ND**



Roseville, CA - Wednesday, December 10th - Time TBD - Tenth and Blake NEW!


January 2015

Vail, CO - Friday, January 9th - Vail Cascade Resort & Spa - 2:30p - DETAILS TBA

Boulder, CO - Saturday, January 17th - Brewers Association - DETAILS TBA


February 2015 

Des Moines, IA - Wednesday, February 18th - 10am to 2pm - Johnson Brothers of Iowa - REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 18TH


*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:     $150

Re-take of tasting portion:        $75

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. 

Retest Policy for Master Cicerone® Exam

Those who retest for the Master Cicerone Exam cicerone exam will pay 80% of the exam fee that is in effect at the time of the retest. No other discounts will be applied.