Becoming an Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) will give you the unique opportunity to teach the Coffee Diploma System curriculum at your own Authorized Training Venue (ATV) or Premium Training Campus (PTC). We’ll provide you with all the necessary training on our two-day Authorized SCA Trainer course, as well as the curriculum itself and our exclusive AST Handbook to help guide you along the way.
Authorized SCA Trainers will have achieved a certain level of qualification already within the Coffee Diploma System, but with your completed AST training, you’ll be able to start teaching your own classes, with SCA supporting you throughout, and providing the necessary certification.
If you wish to attend an Authorized SCA Trainer course, you must:
Complete the Authorized SCA Trainer Application Form;
Be able to prove that your training facility complies with the core requirements for an ATV (or PTC);
Have achieved Intermediate and Professional level in the category you wish to teach. SCA requires a three-month gap between taking and passing an Intermediate level module and taking the Professional level of the same module. There is also a three-month gap required between passing the Professional level and following the AST course.
Pay the proforma we will send you after completing the Application form. This will be 1500 euro plus 200 euro per certifier license for a 3 year AST license including membership. You will be able to teach a module of your choosing (and that you hold the Professional certificate for) and Introduction to Coffee. Adding an extra module costs 200 euro.
- Make sure your application is in one month before the course takes place. Applications that are emailed later than this date will not be processed.
Please note that applications will not be processed unless you provide your SCA Coffee Diploma System and/or your SCAA Pathway certificate details on the Authorized SCA Trainer Application Form.
Access the Authorized SCA Trainer Application Form here
Access the Authorized SCA Trainer Application in Chinese here
Access the Authorized SCA Trainer Application in Korean hereDownload the List of Core Requirements and Premier Training Campus Requirements Below
- Download the list of Core Requirements for an Authorized Training Venue here
- Download the Premier Training Campus requirements here
Authorized SCA Trainer courses are held throughout the year. Details can be found on the Education calendar and below.
NOTE: New AST course locations & dates for the United Kingdom will be announced Start of April 2018
DATES: 28 - 29 March 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
LOCATION: Lavazza, 36 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, London, UB8 1AB
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
DATES: Mornings of 25, 26, 27 April 2018(application deadline 25th March)
LOCATION: Bettr Barista, 9 Harrison Rd, #04-01, 369651
DATES: 14 - 15 May 2018 (click here to apply)
LOCATION: Academy of Coffee Excellence, 1592 Penniman Road Suite A, Williamsburg, VA 23185
COUNTRY: United States of America
DATES: 5 - 6 June 2018 (application deadline 5 May)
LOCATION: Krymski Val 9, building 18, Moscow
DATES: Last week of July 2018 (date TBC) (application deadline June)
COUNTRY: South Africa
DATES: 19-20 August 2018 (application deadline 21 June)
COUNTRY: South Korea
DATES: 23 - 24 October 2018 (application deadline 23 September)
LANGUAGE: English/Italian (TBC)