Cider Certification Program

The United States Association of Cider Makers introduces the Cider Certification Program. This first ever cider accreditation program is designed for distributors, servers and others who are interested in becoming trained 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 Cider Certification Program (CCP). USACM has released CCP as online exam that allows test takers to become CCP level one certified. Exam questions fall into five categories: apples, processing, fermentation, taste and style, and history. The exam is 60 questions long and costs $75 for non-members. USACM members receive a discount with the exam costing $60*.

The exam preparation is self-guided. We have put together these materials to assist you:



*A password is required for USACM members to receive this pricing. All members were emailed their password at the time of launch. If non-USACM members are found to be using this password, we will change the password immediately. If it happens again, we will be forced to remove the member pricing option. Please respect our honor code. If you are an active member and do not know the password, please email us








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