Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)

The Beer Judge Certification Program or BJCP is a non-profit organization formed in 1985 “to promote beer literacy and the appreciation of real beer, and to recognize beer tasting and evaluation skills.” It has been described in the press as a “hands-on … study program designed to teach aspiring beer enthusiasts about the essence of any kind of beer.” The BJCP certifies and ranks beer judges through an examination and monitoring process. Membership is limited to beer judges who have taken the BJCP exam.