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

October 8: Certified Pommelier Exam at Texas Keeper Cider

Take the Certified Pommelier Exam at Texas Keeper Cider on October 8! Ready to take the next step in your…

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February 5: Certified Pommelier Exam at CiderCon® 2025

Take the Certified Pommelier Exam at CiderCon® 2025 in Chicago, Illinois on February 5! Ready to take the next step…

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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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ACA Releases 2nd Edition of Certified Pommelier Study Guide

The ACA is thrilled to introduce the second edition of its Certified Pommelier Study Guide, designed specifically for students preparing…

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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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