Roasters Guild Certification | The Roasters Guild offers certification courses 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!

Level 1

SCAA Class Code

Credit Code

Class Title

GE151

A1

Basic Green Coffee Grading

RP202

A2

Introduction to Craft Roasting

GE103

A3

Introduction to Cupping

RP104

A4

Decaffeination

GE255

A5

Organic Acids & the Chemistry of Coffee

RP206

A6

Basics of Coffee Farming (or attend RG Origin Trip)

RP207

A7

Basics of Green Coffee Processing (or attend RG Origin Trip)

RP208

A8

Roaster Plant Safety

GE303

A9

Triangle Testing (pass CQI grader tests in Triangulation or complete GE 303 Triangulation)

RP110

A10

Basic Roasting Equipment & Operation

RP191

A11

Completed LOG showing a minimum of 100 hours of roasting


For more detailed information on completing the Apprentice Certification including the Accelerated Program, visit www.roastersguild.org

Level 2

SCAA Class Code Credit Code Class Title
RP301 J1 Advanced Green Coffee Processing
GE202 J2 Comparative Cupping
GE303 J3 Triangulation Cupping
GE154 J4 CQI Sensory Skills Exams 1, 2, and 3
CB205 J5 Purchase, Finance and Green Coffee Contracts Use and Terms
GE206 J6 Hands-on Grinding and Particle Size Analysis Lab
RP237 J7 Packaging
CP158 J8 Golden Cup Fundamentals
GE209 J9 Intermediate Sensory Science
RP210 J10 Profile Roasting
GE153 J11 Le Nez du Café: Aroma of Coffee
GE212 J12 CQI Matching Pairs
RP213 J13 Practical Roasting Exam
RP301 J14 Moderated Group discussion
RP315 J15 Journeyman Roaster Research
RP216 J16 Identifying Roast Defects
GE217 J17 Coffee Lab Equipment: Use, Calibration, and Testing
RP218 J18 Exploring Heat Transfer in the Roaster/ Thermodynamics
RP219 J19 Economics on a Coffee Farm: The Cost of Quality
RP320 J20 Basics of Organic Farming
CP151 J21 Introduction to Coffee Brewing & Extraction
GE204 J22 Defect Cupping 
RP223 J23 Home Roasting
RP324 J24 Air Quality from the Roaster
CP225 J25 Espresso Blending
CB226 J26 CQI General Knowledge test
GE227 J27 CQI Green Grading

For more detailed information on completing the Journeyman Certification Program, visit www.roastersguild.org

Master Level

Complete course listings will be available shortly.