Cicerone Exams & 2015 BCJP Guideline Changes

The Cicerone® Certification Program uses the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) style guidelines as a reference for all information related to beer styles.

9/1/15 We released Version 3 of the syllabi for all four levels of the Cicerone® Certification Program: Certified Beer Server, Certified Cicerone®, Advanced Cicerone®, and Master Cicerone®.

Exams and educational material will be based on the new new syllabi starting January 1, 2016. 

The most significant syllabi updates are found in the BEER STYLES section. The syllabi now reflect changes made in the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Guidelines. Below, you'll find the style updates for the Certified Beer Server and Certified Cicerone syllabi:

Certified Beer Server:
Styles Added: Munich Helles, Berliner Weisse, Gose, American Light Lager
Styles Removed: Mild, Scottish Ale, Munich Dunkel, American Standard Lager

Certified Cicerone:
Styles Added: Gose, White IPA, Black IPA


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