Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is The Program Available In My Area?
We are glad you asked! Yes, our first level exam, Certified Beer Server, is 100% virtual, and is available in multiple languages. The English version is ava...
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 2:49 PM
How long should I expect to study for each exam?
Of course, preparation time will vary depending on the individual, but here is a good rule of thumb for the first two levels of the program: Certified Bee...
Wed, 10 Feb, 2021 at 1:33 PM
How To Purchase and/or Access the Certified Beer Server Exam
To purchase the Certified Beer Server exam: Create an account if you don’t have one already (cicerone.org/user/) Login to your cicerone.org account ...
Wed, 3 Feb, 2021 at 3:18 PM
Why Cicerone?
Anyone can call themselves an expert on beer. But when consumers want great beer they need help from a server who really knows beer flavors, styles, and ser...
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 4:21 PM
Can Anyone Call Themselves A Cicerone?
No, they can not. Cicerone® is a registered trademark and can only be used by authorized individuals who have earned the respective title.  It is not appro...
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 4:17 PM
Do Cicerone certifications expire or require renewal?
All of our certifications have no expiration and do not need to be renewed; those who have earned Cicerone certification are encouraged to pursue upper leve...
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 1:46 PM
How Do I Check To See If Someone Is Certified?
Our Directory features individuals who have earned Cicerone recognition and their respective certification level.
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 4:11 PM
What Is a Certified Cicerone®, Advanced Cicerone®, or Master Cicerone®?
The word Cicerone has been chosen to designate those with proven expertise in selecting, acquiring, and serving today’s wide range of beers. The titles &quo...
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 4:32 PM
How is a Cicerone different from a Beer Sommelier?
Individuals who have earned Certified Cicerone®, Advanced Cicerone®, or Master Cicerone® are tested and proven experts in beer while "beer sommelier&qu...
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 4:27 PM
How to Purchase the Certified Beer Server Exam Using a Coupon Code
Login to your account OR create an account: cicerone.org/user Confirm your Region and Language are correct (see upper left corner of your browser), then a...
Wed, 3 Feb, 2021 at 3:17 PM