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November 2017 SCAA Heritage eExams | (REGISTRATION CLOSES November 14)

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Welcome to the written exams for the SCAA Heritage Pathway program. Exams for the new unified program will be available soon.

These written exams (called eExams) are administered online through SCA's testing platform. The online format allows participants all over the world to take the SCAA heritage knowledge exams when it is convenient for them in the comfort of their own home or business. The registration period is typically the first two weeks of the month and the testing period is typically the last two weeks of the month.

Currently the following exams are offered online: Barista Level 1 and 2, Roaster Level 1 and 2, Coffee Buyer Level 1, Coffee Taster Level 1 and 2; and Golden Cup Technician.  You will select the exam you wish to take during the registration process.

Exam Format:
Exams consist of multiple choice, fill in the blank, and matching type questions.

Exam Times:

  • Barista Level 1 & 2: 45 minutes 
  • Roaster Level 1:   90 minutes 
  • Roaster Level 2: 75 Minutes
  • Coffee Buyer Level 1:   120 minutes 
  • Coffee Taster Level 1 & 2:   60 minutes 
  • Golden Cup Technician:   30 minutes

Exam Passing Scores:

  • Barista Level 1: 82% 
  • Barista Level 2:    80% 
  • Roaster Level 1:   80% 
  • Roaster Level 2: 80%
  • Coffee Buyer Level 1:     80%  
  • Coffee Taster Level 1 & 2:   80% 
  • Golden Cup Technician:    85%

Registration Deadline:
November 14, 2017 (this is the last day to register for this exam testing period)

Testing Period:
November 16-30, 2017 (you can take the exam at any time during these dates.)

Members: $95
Non-Members: $125
Each testing attempt costs $95/$125. This applies to retakes as well.

Step # 1: SIGN UP and PAY for the eExam
Do this by clicking on the "Register" button

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFO: Be sure to shop (i.e. "register") under your personal account, not your organization, to ensure YOU and not your company receives credit for taking the exam. If you need assistance setting up your profile, please contact

Step # 2: AFTER the registration period has closed (which is November 14), LOOK for YOUR CREDENTIALS EMAIL (THIS HAS YOUR LOGIN CREDENTIALS for the EXAM).

If you should have any questions, contact Ben Helt at   Please note: Students must still complete the practical exams (if required by the program). Please visit the SCA Upcoming Classes page for the most up-to-date offering of practical exams.

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