To remain certified, a certified Q Grader meets for an in-person calibration course every third year.
You should have an existing CQI profile, to which you can sign in from the home page. Search for a calibration course that works for you. Learners can search by course name, specific venue, instructor, or country.
- The course consists of three cupping flights with distinct attributes as well as flavor calibration exercises (FlavorActiV) that are, at this time, not graded.
- Successful participants will demonstrate cupping calibration by passing at least two of the three flights. For flavor calibration exercises, learners will receive a participation grade. Upon passing, their certificate will be valid for thirty-six (36) months.
Q Graders failing the Coffee Calibration exam may retake this portion of the course one (1) time in order to renew their Q Grader certificate. They must join and pass another Q Grader Calibration Course within six (6) months of their failure to become certified again. At this time flavor calibration is not graded and as such does not require retakes for calibration.