The Cicerone Certification Program
The Cicerone Certification Program, expected to be launched in October of 2007, is an examination and certification program designed by author Ray Daniels to develop the five elements he considers essential for those who serve and sell beer. These are:
- Beer Storage, Sales and Service
- Beer Styles and Culture
- Beer Tasting and Flavors
- Brewing Ingredients and Processes
- Pairing Beer with Food
The program will initially offer three levels of certification: Certified Beer Server, Certified Cicerone, and Master Cicerone. The first level, Certified Beer Server, will be achieved by taking an exam which is administered online, with progressively more complex requirements for the other two levels.