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Become a Certified Cider Professional

The United States Association of Cider Makers introduces the Certified Cider Professional program. This first ever cider accreditation program is designed for distributors, servers and others who are interested in becoming bonafide experts on all things cider.

Hard cider’s popularity has dramatically increased in the last several years, and now there is a way for food and alcohol industry professionals to prove their cider knowledge—the Certified Cider Professional program (CCP). USACM has released CCP as online exam that allows test takers to become CCP level one certified. Exam questions fall into six categories: (1) Apples, the orchard & history (2) Cider making (3) Flavor & evaluation (4) Cider styles (5) Keeping & serving (6) Food & cider.

The exam is 60 questions long and costs $75 for non-members. USACM members receive a discount with the exam costing $60*. You must score 85% to pass--you get two attempts per exam fee in a 30-day period.

Bulk exam pricing is available - Learn More.

Note: bulk prices are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Although preparation workshops take place throughout the US, the exam is designed to allow self-guided preparation. We have put together these materials to assist you:

*A password is required for USACM members to receive the discounted member price. Contact us for the password.