Welcome to the Certified Cider Professional Program!

The Certified Cider Professional Program is the ACA’s first and foremost cider education program built to provide food and beverage professionals and enthusiasts worldwide with the knowledge and skills to understand and share the joy and nuance of cider.

This program currently boasts two distinct levels of certification. Certified Cider Guide (CCG) is the first level of certification designed as a fundamental course and is a prerequisite for the second level of certification.

Certified Pommelier (CP) is the second level and is a more advanced certification that covers more in depth cider knowledge, and includes a blind sensory evaluation.

Level 1 CCG certifications can be attained using our virtual on demand materials or by attending sanctioned certification events, while the Level 2 CP certification can only be attained at in person sanctioned exams.


Latest Stats

CC Guides Worldwide
Certified Pommeliers Worldwide
Level 1: Certified Cider Guides
Level 2: Certified Pommeliers

Latest News

Press Release: Certified Cider Professional Program Expands to Asia

PRESS RELEASE The American Cider Association (ACA) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Certified Cider Professional (CCP) education…

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Press Release: ACA Reaches 100 Certified Pommeliers Following New York Exam

The American Cider Association is thrilled to announce that 100 individuals have now attained the prestigious Certified Pommelier designation following…

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June 17: Sensory Analysis Workshop at Bivouac Ciderworks

Interested in learning how to taste cider like a pro? The American Cider Association is proud to announce that we…

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June 27: Live Sensory Analysis Webinar with Brooklyn Cider House

You’re invited to a Live Sensory Analysis webinar on Thursday, June 27th, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Pacific! Join our…

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July 22: Certified Cider Guide Workshop & Certification in Bellingham, WA

Earn your cider certification and enjoy a tasting experience at Lost Giants Cider Company! The American Cider Association is excited…

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July 23: Certified Pommelier Exam at Lost Giants Cider

Take the Certified Pommelier Exam at Lost Giants Cider in Bellingham, Washington on July 23! Ready to take the next…

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Have questions about CCP? Are you interested in a custom training for your organization or learning more about bulk exam prices?

Please fill out the form below to contact Education Outreach Manager Jennie Dorsey!

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