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Beer Steward Program FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the Associate Beer Steward Program?

We are offering the MBAA Associate Beer Steward Program through an online registration.

How do I register for the Beer Steward Certificate?

We are offering the MBAA Beer Steward Certificate Program as an independent study program. You can register for the Certificate program online

How long is the Associate Beer Steward exam?

The online exam is open book with 65 multiple-choice questions and takes 60 minutes. A passing score is 70% correct.

How long is the Beer Steward exam?

The online exam ws open book with 75 multiple-choice questions and takes 60 minutes. A passing score is 75% correct.

Can I take the exam on my own computer?

Yes, you do not need to travel anywhere to take the exam, but you must have Internet access and the exam password, which will be provided with your registration. Keep in mind that the access connection to the exam should not be activated until you are ready to take the test. Once you access the exam the test will begin.

Can I take the Beer Steward Certificate exam if I do not pass the first time?

Yes, the first retake is free. Any subsequent retakes are $35.

Can I take the Associate Beer Steward Certificate exam if I do not pass the first time?

Yes, retakes are $25 each.

Do I have to take the Associate Beer Steward Certificate course before I take the Beer Steward Certificate course?

No, the two certificate programs are separate. You can take either or both but do not have to pass the Associate exam prior to enrolling in the Beer Steward Certificate course.

Will I be able to see what questions I missed on the exam?

We do not return examinations or missed questions, but we will show how you did on each topic area so that you can study further should you need to retake the exam or want to reinforce your knowledge.

What is MBAA?

The Master Brewers Association of the Americas is one of the world’s largest and oldest nonprofit technical brewing professional associations and was established in 1887. Members are brewers and allied tradesmen from all levels of the industry. For more information about Master Brewers, go to www.mbaa.com.

Is the Beer Steward Program affiliated with any particular breweries or other businesses?

No, the MBAA Beer Steward Certificate program is not affiliated, controlled, or subsidized by any business. It is self-funded and backed by the MBAA, a 501c(3) non-profit professional’s association. Proceeds from the Beer Steward Certificate Program fund further educational classes and programs benefitting the brewing industry.