Get Started on your path to RG Certification!

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Postby lilyk » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:01 pm

Many of the required courses for Roasters Guild Certification will be offered at the SCAA’s upcoming 23rd Annual Exposition, The Event! The Event will be held April 28 – May 1, 2011 in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

To register for these courses and get started on your path towards certification, start by visiting the list of Skill-Building Courses that will be offered at The Event: http://www.scaaevent.org/?p=labs. Then, continue on to registration to select your courses.

To view the list of certification levels and required courses for Roasters Guild Certification, click here: http://roastersguild.org/?p=certification&sub=certLvl

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There is also an opportunity to participate in an accelerated program, designed for experienced professional roasters to complete the requirements for Apprentice Roaster Certification by:

• Passing the open book tests* in the following courses: GE151, RP202, RP104, RP208, and RP110
• Volunteering as a station instructor or lead instructor, or registering as a student and attending GE255 at an SCAA Event
• Volunteering as a station instructor or lead instructor, or registering as a student and attending GE103 and GE303 at an SCAA event (not required for students who are Licensed Q-Graders)
• Attending a Roasters Guild Origin Trip or volunteering as a station instructor or lead instructor, or registering as a student and attending RP206 and RP207 at an SCAA Event
• Completing the Roasting Log requirement (Credit A11)
• Volunteering for 35 hours or points in SCAA/RG activity at an SCAA Event (can use prior volunteering back to 2005 with approval from two RGEC members or SCAA staff members)

*Open book tests for specific courses will be offered at The Event in Houston, TX. These courses are indicated on this page: http://roastersguild.org/?p=certification&sub=certLvl

Education Tracking | Request for Credit Form
Is your online profile missing one or more education credits for a class you have taken at a past SCAA/RG event? Please complete the Request for Education Credit Form to identify any credits that you believe are missing from your online profile. This form can be found here: https://specialtycoffee.wufoo.com/forms ... redit-form

Questions? Please email SCAA Director of Professional Development, Ellie Matuszak at elliem@scaa.org

The next opportunity to complete Roasters Guild Certification requirements will be the 11th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat, which will be held at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia, August 18-21, 2011. For more information on course offerings at the Roasters Guild Retreat, visit http://www.roastersguild.org.
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Postby lilyk » Thu May 19, 2011 3:28 pm

Check out these fantastic courses that will be offered at Roasters Guild Retreat this year!

Thursday Classes (additional fee required)

GE154 (credit: J4) - Sensory Skills Test: Parts 1, 2, and 3
Thursday, August 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
This series of tests evaluates a coffee cupper's ability to identify and discern different taste thresholds utilizing variations of sweet and sour mixtures.

GE103 (credit: A3) - Introduction to Cupping
Thursday, August 18 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Using SCAA Cupping Protocols and evaluating three flights of coffee, students will be introduced to the methods and language of objective professional coffee evaluation.

Track 1 (included in Retreat registration fee)

GE204 (credit: J22) - Defect Cupping
Saturday, August 20, Morning Session
Taste and learn to identify various green and roasted coffee defects. Learn how common defects are developed and, when possible, how they can be avoided.

RP216 (credit: J16) - Identifying Roast Defects
Saturday, August 20, Afternoon Session
This class will focus on the chemistry of roasting in regards to identifying defects to the coffee bean caused in the roaster, with a roasting excercise to demonstrate these concepts.

Track 2 (included in Retreat registration fee)

RP219 (credit: J19) - Economics on a Coffee Farm: The Cost of Quality
Saturday, August 20, Morning Session
An overview of the immediate and ongoing costs of quality production at origin, with a comparative economic analysis of different origin countries and farms of various sizes.

RP308 (credit: M8) - Advanced Sensory Science
Saturday, August 20, Afternoon Session
Prepares participants to conduct sound sensory tests and to analyze data and statistics of sensory evaluations. Specific topics include test design, types of tests, test selection, and product testing.


For more information on classes and activities at Roasters Guild Retreat, visit: http://roastersguild.org/?p=events&sub=retreat&sm=classEvents

To register for Retreat or for more information on pricing and accommodations, visit: http://roastersguild.org/?p=events&sub=retreat&sm=registration
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