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The Roasters Guild (RG) offers certificate classes at regional SCAA Skill-Building Workshops throughout the year and at our annual events, the SCAA Exposition and Roasters Guild Retreat. Please check back for updates to course offerings and keep an eye out for events coming to your area. View Certificate Holders: Level 1 | Level 2

Roaster Level 1 Certificate

No expiration (50 years)

Credit Code

Class Name

CP103

Customer Service Essentials (eLearning)*

CB100

Seed to Cup (eLearning or attend an Origin Trip)

CB200

Basic Green Coffee Logistics: From Mill to Roaster* (eLearning)

CB205

Green Coffee Buying Essentials

CP151

Brewing and Extraction Principles

CP152

Brewing and Extraction Principles Applied

GE103

Orientation to SCAA Cupping

GE151

Green Coffee Grading

RP104

Decaffeination

RP110

Basic Roasting Equipment & Operation (eLearning)

RP112

Introduction to Roasting Concepts

RP120

Profile Roasting Practices

RP191

Roast Log (Download Roast Log | Roast Log Submission Form)

RP208

Roaster Plant Safety Essentials (eLearning)

RP223

Sample Roasting

EXM-RW1

Roaster Level 1 Written Exam (eExam)

CP000

Roasters Code of Conduct*



Please Note: The test out that was in effect for 4 years ended on December 31, 2013. If a student wants to forego class requirements based on experience, the only option is to attend the Instructor Development Program and station-instruct the classes. Once a student instructs a class, they receive credit for the class they taught. Please contact us at education@scaa.org for more information.

*New requirement as of January 1, 2015



Roaster Level 2 Certificate

No expiration (50 years)

Must be a Level 1 Certified Roaster*

Credit Code

Class Name

CP101

Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals Part 1

CP102

Espresso and Milk Steaming Fundamentals Part 2

GE200

Introduction to Sensory Analysis

GE201

SCAA Cupping Form & Peer Calibration

GE204

Defect Cupping

GE206

Grinding and Grind Analysis

GE304

Taste Testing for Production

GE353

The Coffee Tasters Flavor Wheel

RP206

Coffee Farming: Digging Deeper than Seed to Cup (eLearning or attend an Origin Trip)

RP207

Coffee Processing Methods (eLearning or attend an Origin Trip)

RP216

Identifying Defects in Roasting

RP218

Heat and the Roasting Machine

RP225

Espresso Roasting

RP324

Air Quality and the Roaster (eLearning)

RP237

Coffee Packaging Fundamentals

EXM-RW2

Roaster Level 2 Written Exam (eExam)

RP000

Roasters Code of Conduct


Please Note: The test out that was in effect for 4 years ended on December 31, 2013. If a student wants to forego class requirements based on experience, the only option is to attend the Instructor Development Program and station-instruct the classes. Once a student instructs a class they receive credit for the class they taught. Please contact education@scaa.org for more details.

*New requirement as of January 1, 2015