This depends on whether or not you want your class to end in professional certification. Most of our SCA or CQI courses are considered professional classes, take place over at least one full day, and end with written and/or practical exams. On the other hand, our workshops take place over a few hours, are a little less rigorous, and are intended for beginners and enthusiasts.

If they desire, non-professional students can take our SCA classes without having to participate in exams or receive accreditation. SCA Introduction to Coffee is designed for everyone, and SCA Foundation classes are open to beginners at every experience level.