The Cicerone Program Knowledge Pre-Test is a five-question quiz that you must pass before beginning the Certified Beer Server exam. To pass this pre-test you must attain a score of 100%. You can attempt this exam as many times as you need to achieve a passing score.

All of the information you need to know to pass this quiz is found on the “What is a Cicerone?” page under “About Us” on cicerone.org.

After you have purchased the Certified Beer Server exam, you can access the Pre-Test by following these steps:

  1. Login to your account.
  2. From your "My Account" page, look in the "Your Stuff" section on the right-hand side of the page to find a link to the “Cicerone Program Knowledge Pre-Test.”
    • Note: the link to the pre-test is only visible once you've purchased the Certified Beer Server exam.
  3. Click on the link and you will be directed to the pre-test start page, the pre-test will not begin until you click "Start Quiz".
  4. Click "Start Quiz" when you are ready to proceed.


Once you have passed the pre-test with a score of 100%, you will have the option to take the Certified Beer Server Exam or return to your account. You do not need to take the Certified Beer Server exam immediately, as the exam does not expire. When you are ready to attempt the Certified Beer Server exam, you will find the exam in the "Your Stuff" box on the sidebar of your My Account page while logged in to cicerone.org.