General Info

Technical Issues During CBS Test?

If you are experiencing any technical issues during your attempt at the Certified Beer Server exam: Please close out of the exam window and contact us immediately so we may look into the problem and reset your ...

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How Do I Get Started?

Our program is sequential, so you must begin with the Certified Beer Server exam. To become a Certified Beer Server, you must purchase and pass the 60-question exam found on our website. We do not require anyo...

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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 fo...

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Can Anyone Call Themselves A Cicerone?

No, they can not. It is not appropriate to refer to an individual simply as a “cicerone.” The titles “Certified Cicerone®”, "Advanced Cicerone™" & “Master Cicerone®” should always appear in association ...

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Is The Program Available In My Area?

Yes. Our first level exam, Certified Beer Server, is 100% virtual. We have an international version that eliminates questions about the structure of the US industry and states all temperatures in degrees C ava...

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About the Cicerone Certification Program

Ultimately, beer is complicated. But enjoying it shouldn’t be. Since its founding, the mission of the Cicerone Certification Program has been to increase beer knowledge and quality awareness among professionals...

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What Is A "Certified Cicerone®"?

The word Cicerone (pronounced sis-uh-rohn) has been chosen to designate those with proven expertise in selecting, acquiring and serving today’s wide range of beers. The titles “Certified Cicerone®” and “Master...

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Gift Purchases

If you would like to purchase something from the Cicerone Certification Program as a gift, please see our gift ordering page. If you are trying to redeem a gift: Certified Beer Server Exams, BeerSavvy, Certifi...

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How Long Do I Have to Complete the Program

There is no time limit in which you must complete the program. Unlike other programs, Cicerone is not a class that you take to receive a certification. Instead, our program is built around a series of certifi...

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Press/Media Inquiry

For any press/media inquiries please contact Marketing Manager, John Scholl (john@cicerone.org) or call 773-549-4800.

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