Thank you for your interest in taking a BJCP Exam in Toronto! This page contains key information you need to know before signing up.
About the BJCP
The BJCP is an international volunteer organization that certifies and ranks beer judges through an examination and monitoring process. It also sanctions competitions, and provides educational resources for current and future judges. The BJCP 2015 Beer Style Guidelines is one of the most well known beer style resources in the world. In addition to beer, the BJCP also certifies mead and cider judges.
Learn more about the BJCP at: bjcp.org
How to Become a BJCP Beer Judge
To become a ranked BJCP beer judge, one must pass at least two exams:
- The Online Entrance Exam (pass/fail exam of 200 questions in 60 minutes)
- The Beer Judging Exam (Judging 6 beers in 90 minutes)
Judges can achieve the ranks of Recognized or Certified by passing those two exams. To advance to the National rank or higher, judges must also take the Written Beer Exam (20 TF and 5 written essay questions in 90 minutes).
About BJCP Exam Program
Please review these pages for information about the BJCP Exam Program:
- BJCP Exam Program Overview
- Introduction to the BJCP Exam structure
- BJCP Exam Structure
- This page contains details on BJCP Exams, including which types are available
- Note: Cider exams aren’t available yet
BJCP Exam Study Resources
Visit our dedicated BJCP Exam Study Resources pages for tons of tips and links to help you along your BJCP journey!
Taking a BJCP Exam in Toronto
If you have questions about the BJCP, this page, or are having trouble registering, please email: email@example.com
Exam Administrator: Eric Cousineau
– BJCP National Judge
– BJCP Assistant Regional Representative – North East Region
– GTA Brews President
For information on accommodating disabilities, please review the BJCP Disability Policy.
Toronto BJCP Exam Registration Policy
Due to the long waitlists of the past, the following procedure is now used to register examinees for BJCP Exams in Toronto. This means that once registration opens, everyone on the notify list is able to register on a first-come first-served basis.
- Persons interested in taking a Toronto BJCP Exam should sign up using the form below to be added to the notify list
- Exam seat sign up begins approximately 2-3 months before the exam date
- No seat reservations are guaranteed before then
- An announcement email will be sent to the notify list when sign up opens
- Once sign up begins, seats are reserved first-come first-served
- To reserve a seat both pre-requisites must be met:
- 1) Online exam must be complete, and copy of certificate must be forwarded
- 2) Paid exam fee (instructions in announcement email)
Upcoming BJCP Exams in Toronto
May 23rd, 2020: Beer Judging Exam Capacity: 12 seats max Cost: $40 first-time examinees, $15 retakes ($ in USD)
- Cancelled due to COVID-19
- Oct 24th, 2020: Beer Judging Exam
- Capacity: 12 seats max
- Cost: $40 first-time examinees, $15 retakes ($ in USD)
- Rescheduled due to COVID-19
- Original date was Aug 22nd, 2020