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Old 01-15-2013, 01:19 PM   #41
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Im kind of torn between becoming a Certified Cicerone or BJCP judge. I work in the beverage industry so Cicerone is more in line with that but BJCP is cheaper.
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Im kind of torn between becoming a Certified Cicerone or BJCP judge. I work in the beverage industry so Cicerone is more in line with that but BJCP is cheaper.
And you can only choose one because...??

 
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I got a Cicerone Beer Server certification thing when they were doing a special deal last year and it was $10 I think. I just remember that test being way easier than the BJCP exam.

 
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Im kind of torn between becoming a Certified Cicerone or BJCP judge. I work in the beverage industry so Cicerone is more in line with that but BJCP is cheaper.
Do you want to judge in competitions?

 
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Cicerone is WAYYYY cooler than just being a BJCP judge.



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Cicerone is WAYYYY cooler than just being a BJCP judge.


No doubt. BJCP is definitely deep into geek territory, not at all cool.

 
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And you can only choose one because...??

I wan to make sure whichever I do I ace. I don't I have time to study fir both. On the last competition i entered my beer there was a cicerone judging.
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The BJCP entry-level computer-based exam (the one you MUST take if it is your first time) if pass/fail. I don't know about all of the Cicerone exams, but the beer server exam is definitely pass/fail.

I am not sure what your definition of "ace" is, but there's very little point in studying like crazy to get 100% on a pass/fail exam IMO. Also IMO, there are at least a few poorly-worded or ambiguous questions on each of those exams which makes getting 100% somewhat impractical.

The BJCP tasting exam, however, is worth spending plenty of time studying for and you ought to practice writing scoresheets until you can write them at a Master level in 8-10 minutes. The trick with the tasting exam is having your scores align with those of the proctors, though, in addition to providing similar feedback. So in my opinion the best way to prepare is to start volunteering to judge at competitions so you can learn from more experienced judges.

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