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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.

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Level 1: Certified Cider Guides
Level 2: Certified Pommeliers

Latest News

Level 1 CCG Workshop at CiderWorld in Germany

The American Cider Association (ACA) is excited to collaborate with CiderWorld and Frankfurter Landwirtschaftlicher Verein e.V. to host an in…

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ACA Welcomes Sixteen New Certified Pommeliers Following CiderCon® 2024

PRESS RELEASE American Cider Association Contact: Michelle McGrath Email: michelle@ciderassociation.org The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that sixteen…

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ACA Announces International Expansion of Certified Cider Professional Program

PRESS RELEASE February 26, 2024 Contact: Michelle McGrath Email: michelle@ciderassociation.org The American Cider Association is pleased to announce the expansion…

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Live Sensory Analysis Webinar with Meriwether Cider

You’re invited to a Live Sensory Analysis webinar on Thursday, March 28, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Pacific Time! Join…

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Certified Pommelier Exam at Wolffer Estate

TAKE THE CERTIFIED POMMELIER EXAM AT WOLFFER ESTATE VINEYARDS ON APRIL 18! Are you ready to take the next step…

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Level 1 CCG Workshop at Wölffer Estate

Wölffer Estate Vineyards is excited to collaborate with the American Cider Association to host an in person workshop for the…

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