Since the beginning of the Cicerone program a wide range of resources have become available that can help you to prepare for the Certified Cicerone exam.
As with all levels, the first resource is the current Certified Cicerone Syllabus. Use this to plan your studies and check your readiness for the exam.
The flash cards, courses and tasting kits available from the Cicerone program can be found under Study Materials section on cicerone.org.
We provide a summary of the most commonly used books from all sources in this document. Then other courses, links, etc., can be accessed by looking at the complete Resources and Links list filtered for Certified Cicerone-relevant materials.
The following are some common study resources for the Certified Cicerone® Exam
The Draught Beer Quality Manual (This manual is the reference for all Cicerone draft-related knowledge and questions.)
Beer Judge Certification Program (We use the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines as the reference source for all quantitative style parameters in the exam.)
Siebel Institute Master of Beer Styles Course
Siebel Institute Professional Beer Styles and Tasting Course
Great Beers of Belgium by Michael Jackson
Wild Brews by Jeff Sparrow
The Oxford Companion to Beer Edited by Garrett Oliver
Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher (Beer and Food, styles, history)
Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels (Ingredients, styles, history)
Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff (style info, including formulation)
How to Brew by John Palmer – Good introduction to brewing.
Participate in brewing a batch of beer (homebrew or professional scale)
Road to Cicerone® Online Course Series
Cicerone® Basic Off-Flavor Kit and Course
View an Example Certified Cicerone® exam
Cicerone® BeerSavvy® beer training program (if not completed for Certified Beer Server)