Beer Certification Level 1 Online

Prud'homme Beer Certification® Level I - Beer Enthusiast

This e-learning introductory course in beer education is designed for participants interested in furthering their knowledge and interest in beer.Laptop

The course is completely self-directed and includes 8 separate modules and knowledge checks. It will take approximately 6 - 8 hours to complete and fully understand all of the material. Once complete, you will have access to the online exam. Upon receiving your login information, you will have 30 days to complete the course, including the examination.


March 25, 2024
30 days to complete, including the examination.
(The minimum class size is 6 students)

Module Topics

  • Ingredients
  • Brewing Processes
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Beer History
  • Draught Beer
  • Beer & Food Pairings
  • Pouring
  • Serving Standards

How to Gain the QualificationPrudhomme Beer L1 Logo

You must successfully complete a multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank exam with a passing grade of 70%.  Successful participants will be issued a Prud’homme Beer Certification®.

The exam will take place on the last session date.

Learning Outcomes / Course Content Outlines

Please view the course outline for further details.


There is no prerequisite for Level 1. Note, Level 1 is a prequisite before enrolling in Level 2.


$300* + HST ($39) = $339
*Includes: Learning platform, support and exam.  Beer samples are not included, this is optional and will not hinder learning outcome if not purchased.
A $15 discount will apply to U of G students/staff/faculty/alumni.

How to Apply & Make Payment

Register on-line at this link.

Once you complete the on-line application form, an email will be sent to you to arrange payment. Payment must be made by VISA or M/C.

HST Registration Number - R108161829   A University of Guelph receipt can be issued upon request.

Registration deadline

March 11th, 2024

We encourage you to register early, as we must meet our minimum number to run the course. Send in your registration form now. We won't process your payment until we are 100% certain the course is running.

Age Restrictions

You must be 19 years of age by course start date. Students who choose not to taste alcohol for health, religious or other reasons will not find this a barrier to successfully completing the Level 1 certification.


There will be no refunds once login information/access has been provided.


Lisa Fodor
Logistics Coordinator
School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management
Macdonald Stewart Hall
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
(519) 824-4120, ext. 56116

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