Cicerone Certified Beer Server (In-Person)

Course Fees

SGD500 nett per person

What you get and what is included:

  • Cicerone Certified Beer Server - Study Pack (Workbook + Textbook)
  • Samples for tasting during curriculum
  • One sitting of examination (subsequent re-sits chargeable)

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About this course:

The Cicerone Certified Beer Server program is a prestigious and comprehensive certification designed for individuals passionate about the world of craft beer. Whether you're an aspiring beer professional or simply a beer enthusiast eager to deepen your knowledge, this certification is your gateway to a world of flavors, styles, and brewing techniques.

Developed by the Cicerone Certification Program, the Beer Server certification focuses on building a strong foundation in beer service and knowledge. The program covers a wide range of topics, including beer styles, flavor profiles, proper storage and service, and the art of beer and food pairing. It is the ideal starting point for anyone looking to embark on a journey into the diverse and exciting universe of craft beer.

What sets the Cicerone Certified Beer Server apart is its commitment to elevating beer expertise to a professional level. Successful candidates not only gain valuable insights into the brewing process and beer history but also acquire the skills necessary to confidently guide customers through the vast array of beer choices. From understanding the importance of glassware to recommending the perfect beer for a given dish, certified beer servers become trusted ambassadors of the craft beer movement.

Course objective:

1. Become conversant in the language of beer, including key flavor words and core beer styles

2. Master the details of beer service, including glass preparation and proper pouring of both draft and bottled beers

3. Learn the three most common ways the flavor of beer can be ruined after it leaves the brewery and what must be done to prevent this from happening

Course Outline:

  1. Keeping and Serving Beer
    a. Purchasing and accepting beer
    b. Serving alcohol
    c. Beer storage
    d. Draft systems
    e. Beer glassware
    f. Serving bottled beer
  2. Beer Styles
    a. Understanding beer styles
    b. Style parameters
    c. History, characteristics, and flavor attributes of styles by region
  3. Beer Flavor and Evaluation
    a. Taste and flavor
    b. Identify normal flavors of beer and their source
    c. Off-flavor knowledge
  4. Beer Ingredients and Brewing Processes
    a. Ingredients
  5. Pairing Beer with food


7 hours

Course assessment:

The exam consisting of 60 multiple choice questions. These questions cover topics presented on the Certified Beer Server syllabus. 

A score of 75% (at least 45 questions correct) is required to pass. This is a closed book exam. Candidates are not allowed to refer to any notes, reference materials or accept assistance or advice from anyone else while taking the exam. The exam has a 30-minute time limit.

Entry Requirements:

No pre-requisites required.


Upon passing the exam, you will attain the title of "Certified Beer Server" which comes with a certificate and pin.

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