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Exam Details


  • Must have passed the Certified Cicerone exam
  • Candidates for this level of certification must be of legal drinking age

Exam Format & Components

Candidates for the Advanced Cicerone exam will participate in two oral examinations that cover beer styles and pairing beer with food. At the same session, the tasting exam will be conducted.

Exam Cost - First time written $425 (all prices listed in USD); First time tasting $375; Retake tasting: $300; Retake written: $375.

Postponement, Rescheduling 

Please see our Exam Policies page for rescheduling and postponement options.

Initiating an Exam

The Advanced Cicerone Tasting & Oral exams are held four to six times a year in various locations. Dates and registration information are announced via email sent to all Certified Cicerones, so make sure that the email address associated with your profile is current and that your email program is not diverting emails from to a spam folder.