Upcoming Judge Certifications:

29-30 November Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3-4 December Seoul, South Korea
21-22 December Shanghai, China
17-18 January 2017 Nuova Simonelli Factory, Belforte del Chienti, Italy

 
What:

WCE Judge Certification consists of the qualification tests for those interested in becoming eligible to judge in World-Level coffee competitions produced by World Coffee Events (WCE).
Participants in the WCE Judge Certification will have an unprecedented opportunity to qualify as a judge for all World Competitions. Participants will have to demonstrate skill and knowledge during a two-day test.
WCE Representatives will guide participants through a series of performance-based and written tests that measure a judge’s ability to perform successfully in a WCE Competition.
Qualified participants who pass all written and practical tests in any World Championship assessment will be authorised to judge in that World Championship. The two-day test will offer opportunities to certify for the World Barista Championship, World Latte Art Championship, World Brewers Cup and World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship.


A participant may certify for any or all of these championships over the course of the certification. Participants may only certify for technical or sensory judging, and cannot test for both at a single Judge Certification.
Once achieved, WCE Judge Certification is good for three (3) years. For certifications starting in 2015 and later, a certified judge may renew his/her certification for an additional three (3) years by passing calibration and judging in a World Championship in the final year of his/her original certification. A judge may only renew his/her certification one time without re-testing.

Please review the information about judging in World Coffee Events (WCE) competitions, including the Judge Competencies.

EligibilityTo attend a WCE Judge Certification, participants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Possess judging experience in one (1) world championship (World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Brewers Cup, World Barista Championship  
  • OR Two (2) years of judging experience at a national-level WCE sanctioned competition for Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Brewers Cup, or Barista Championships. Judging experience must not be prior to 2012 to maintain eligibility.
  • OR One (1) year of judging experience at a national-level WCE sanctioned competition for Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Brewers Cup, or Barista Championships AND one (1) fully completed World Competitions Education Program for the specific Competition. Judging experience must not be prior to 2012 to maintain eligibility.
  • Additionally, participants are only eligible to certify for competitions in which they have experience judging
  • Agree to abide by the WCE Judges Code of Conduct.  

Instructors:
The WCE Judge Certification is facilitated by a team of highly qualified and vetted WCE Representatives and supported by SCA Staff.

Please email Annemarie (annemarie@scae.com) if you have any questions or seek further information.