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WCE Judge Certification | May 16-17, 2018 | New York, NY

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WCE Judge Certification 
New York, USA
Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
16-17 May 2018

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 practicaltests 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.

However at this moment we do not certify WBC technical judges.

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. 

To attend a WCE Judge Certification, participants must meet the following prerequisites:
-           Two (2) years of judging experience at a national-level WCE sanctioned competitions 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. 

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


Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

151 W 19th St., 6th Floor

New York, NY 10011

O: 212 206 0707

M: 347 926 9001

Members: $350 USD / Non-Members $410 USD 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
SCA/WCE reserve the right to cancel a Judge Certification at any time. In the event of a SCA/WCE cancellation, registrants will be offered an opportunity to transfer registration to another planned workshop. Deadline for cancelation due to low numbers for the Judge Certification in New York will be 25 April.

In the event of a cancellation or no-show by a registrant without a valid reason (to be decided at the discretion of SCA and Judge Certification facilitators) an administration fee will be charged 
-- 10% of registration fee for cancelation before 10 days of the start of the Judge Certification
-- Full price for cancelation within 10 days of the start of the Judge Certification 

Questions and registration:
For questions about workshop content, to inquire whether you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact Annemarie Tiemes at

Deadline for registration is Monday May 7 2018 12pm GMT.
Registration after this date will not be accepted anymore.
Please be advised that registration is only definite AFTER approval of WCE and payment of the invoice to SCA.

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