Beer Certification ONLINE

The School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management at the University of Guelph is thrilled to offer the Level 1 & 2 Prud’homme Beer Certifications® in the Classroom and Online!

Experience a World Class Beer Education Program

Prud'homme Beer Certification®, a beer sommelier program and the first in Canada was created in 2009 to meet the needs of a rapidly changing desire for more beer knowledge. This multi-level beer education course has something to offer to everyone from the beer aficionado to the hospitality professional.

What makes Prud'homme Beer Certification® different from other beer education programs?  They're plugged into the beer community.  

Graduates own breweries, design draught systems, manage successful hospitality locations and write about beer for national publications.  You'll see them speaking at festivals, hosting unique events and sharing their vast knowledge of beer at beer establishments across Canada.

In a world of curious, passionate and demanding beer drinkers presented with an exploding variety of beer styles, it’s important to be able to speak knowledgeably about and understand beer.

Prud’homme Beer Certification® is the only beer education program that provides a well-structured, unbiased look at the world of beer.

Level 1 - Beer Enthusiast ONLINE

Level 2 - Beer Specialist ONLINE  (Level 1 is a prerequisite)

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Level 1 Participant Testimonial

“Prud’homme’s Level 1 course was a wellspring of knowledge that introduced me formally to the production and hospitality of beer. The course broke down a wide-range of styles in a novel logical way, and it worked step-by-step through the intricacies that make a beer unique. I also learned how to taste a beer systematically to describe elements such as aromas, taste, or finish. Anyone looking to brew or sell beer would definitely benefit from this course, as well as those who are just curious about expanding their palate for one of humanity’s oldest beverages!”

Connor Fullerton 
M.A. (Management) Student | University of Guelph  
Prud'homme Level 1 Beer Enthusiast Participant - August 2021

Level 2 Participant Testimonial

"Huge thanks for an excellent learning experience and thoroughly enjoyable course!  It’s been great fun these past two months or so trying the various beers, learning amazing factoids, and expanding my palate.  I appreciate the tremendous amount of work and knowledge poured (pardon the pun) into the material and online curriculum by Prud’homme.  I really enjoyed progressing through at my own pace, and the course was honestly the highlight of an otherwise dreary lockdown experience.  Cheers!"

Prud'homme Level 2 Beer Specialist Participant - August 2021