The Certified Cicerone® exam has a "demonstration component" where you have to show off a beer skill in front of a camera. As long as you've studied your Beer Scholar Study Guide for the Certified Cicerone® Exam and read this advice on how to beat the demonstration section you'll be in good shape even if you're asked to demonstrate something you've never done before.Read More
This is big news, the Cicerone Certification Program just announced that they will begin testing for a new level in early 2016. The new "Advanced Cicerone" level will fall between the Certified and Master levels. Only 10 people have ever passed the Master exam. The Advanced Cicerone level will give many of us a new and more reasonable goal to strive for!
According to the CCP: "In the early months of 2016 we will start conducting Advanced Cicerone exams and awarding that certification. The syllabus will be posted in early September this year and exam dates and locations will start to be announced this fall. By April and May of 2016, you’ll see the first Advanced Cicerone certifications being awarded!"
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