Event Details

WCE Judges Certification Workshop | Williamsburg, VA | November 15-16, 2013

Nov 15, 2013 8:00am - Nov 16, 2013 02:00pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Education: North America
Category: Education & Training: North Am


Williamsburg Coffee & Tea
Academy of Coffee Excellence
Owned by Todd Arnette, Licensed Q Grader, SCAA Specialized Instructor and a Member of the Roasters Guild and Barista Guild.

Williamsburg Coffee & Tea
Academy of Coffee Excellence
1592 Penniman Road Suite A & B 

Williamsburg, Virginia 23188

November 15, 2013 at 8am to November 16, 2013 at 2pm

This event consists of the qualification tests for those interested in becoming eligible to judge in World-Level coffee competitions produced by World Coffee Events (WCE). Attendees may qualify to judge in the World Barista Championship (WBC), World Brewers Cup (WBrC), World Latte Art (WLAC), World Coffee In Good Spirits (WCIGS) and World Championship in Roasting (WCR) by passing a series of knowledge and skills tests designed to assess specific competencies. Candidates who pass all tests for one or more competition are awarded Judge Certification credentials for a period of two WCE Competition cycles.

Please review the information about judging in World Coffee Events (WCE) competitions, including the Judge Competencies. Click on the following link to do so.

Eligibility Requirements:
To attend a WCE Judge Certification Workshop, participants must meet the following prerequisites:
• Possess judging experience in one (1) world championship (World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Brewers Cup, World Barista Championship) OR Two (2) years of judging experience at a national-level competition for Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Brewers Cup, or Barista Championships.
• Agree to abide by the WCE Judges Code of Conduct. CLICK HERE to view

The WCE Judge Certification Workshop is facilitated by a team of highly qualified and vetted WCE Representatives

Early Bird Pricing- ends November 1, 2013:
--RG/BGA Members: $425
--SCAA Member: 400
--Nonmember: $500
Regular Registration Pricing- begins November 2, 2103:
--RG/BGA Members: $450
--SCAA Member: 450
--Nonmember: $550

DISCOUNT available: If you sign up for more than one test, you are eligible for a $100 discount.
Use this code at check out: WCETEST-100 to receive your discount. This code is all one word with no spaces. The code should be all caps.

Please note the reservation is available through November 4th only.

Hotel: Days Hotel
201 Water Country Parkway Williamsburg, VA 23185
Approximately .6 miles from the workshop site

Hotel Reservation Link: (Reservations available through November 4th.)

Rate: 59.99 (not inclusive of 11% sales tax, $2.00 p/rm occupancy tax.)
Rate includes full American breakfast

Interested to join RG, BGA or SCAA? Contact our membership team at or 562-624-4100 to sign up. RG and BGA memberships are for individuals only. SCAA memberships start at $195 and there are several options available per business type. SCAA Memberships are for companies. Our membership team is available to help you pick the best membership option! Contact us before you proceed to register to ensure savings.

Already a member? In order to ensure you get membership rates and class courses get properly credited to your personal profile, please login with your individual membership number/profile to register. Hint: your email is your login. Every individual must register for themselves and a company will not be able to register for an individual under the company profile.
If your company is a member but you are not receiving member pricing, it’s possible your profile is not properly linked to your company. Email and we’ll fix that for you.

If you need help with your login or need help registering online, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 562-624-4100.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registration for ALL tests is non-refundable. The SCAA has the right to change and/or cancel the event at any time.

For questions about workshop content or to inquire whether you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact Amy Ball at World Coffee Events (WCE)

For questions about the location, directions, or local recommendations please contact Todd Arnette at

Early registration ends on Nov 01, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Nov 02, 2013 and ends on Nov 06, 2013.
Late registration starts on Nov 07, 2013.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

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