ONLINE Prud'homme Level 2 Beer Certification

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The Prud'homme Level 2 Beer Specialist e-learning course in beer education is designed and developed for participants who wish to take their knowledge of beer to another level.  Note, the Level 1 certification is a prerequisite. The online course is self-directed learning with instructor graded assignments and support.

The focus is to provide more detailed insights into brewing ingredients and processes, draught systems while introducing Canadian brewing history and further investigating negative sensory components.

The program is presented like a regular class, including 8 separate modules accompanied by a module test, as well as a tasting assignment.  Tasting assignments are evaluated and returned weekly with feedback. There are also two beer and food pairing assignments plus a final exam.  Each participant receives a ‘Welcome Package’ that includes a printed workbook, colour chart, flavour chart, and tasting book.
It will take approximately 24 - 30 hours to complete and fully understand all of the materials. Typically, 45 minutes will be spent per module, self-tastings are roughly 20-30 minutes each and on average there are 4 tastings a week, plus the module test (approx 30 minutes), in total approximately 3 - 4 hours per week. Once complete, you will have access to the online exam. Upon receiving your login information, you will have 8 weeks to complete the course. 

Course Date

Wednesday, June 2nd - Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 (8 weeks, including examination)


Level 1 is a prerequisite before enrolling in Level 2.

Module Topics

  • Ingredients
  • Brewing Processes
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Beer History
  • Beer Styles
  • Draught Beer
  • Category Insights & Trends
  • Glassware

See the website for details, learning outcomes, registration and fees.

A 10% discount for U of G alumni, students, faculty & staff!

The registration deadline is Thursday, May 18th, 2021.

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