NAB endorses the Cicerone® Certification Program as a way to assess employees’ and
wholesalers’ knowledge of beer. NAB believes the Cicerone® Program provides the
best and most accurate system of evaluation by including both comprehensive written
and extensive tasting components in its Certified Cicerone® exam.
Founded in 2008 by Ray Daniels, a leading expert in the beer industry, the Cicerone® Program aims to identify members of the beer industry who possess extensive knowledge of all aspects of beer. The program has three certification levels to identify levels of beer knowledge: Certified Beer Server, Certified Cicerone®, and Master Cicerone®. Today, North American Breweries has 208 Certified Beer Servers and an impressive 39 Certified Cicerones®, making it one of the industry leaders in beer knowledge. NAB is currently on a quest to gain a Master Cicerone® by the end of 2015.
More information on the Cicerone® Certification Program can be found at www.cicerone.org.