CQI Announces Q Grader Calibration Policy Extension
Licensed Q Arabica Graders must calibrate with each other every three years in order to test their abilities to accurately evaluate coffee quality based on their gained experience, knowledge, and standards/protocols learned in Q training. It is mandatory for all Q Graders to participate in calibration if they wish to remain active as a Q Grader in good standing. In an effort to capture all Q Graders who would like to calibrate and thereby renew their Q Grader status, CQI is working to grant extensions for certain circumstances, regions, and countries.
If a Q Grader lapses after 36 months without a calibration, some consideration may be made for the region or particular Grader’s circumstance. The lack of calibration opportunities and/or insufficient notifications from CQI regarding the Calibration Rules are two reasons for extending the 36-month restriction.
Selected extensions granted to date:
For Q Graders in the United States: Extension until July 1, 2014. Please log-in to check your status and find upcoming calibration courses.
Colombia- 2008 and prior- must take Q Course again. Post 2009- please contact CQI to receive extension permission prior to taking calibration.
To find out if you can receive consideration for your extension, please contact CQI at email@example.com. For the official announcement, please click here.