Beer Brewer Professional Certificate

Immerse yourself in the NoVA craft brewing industry!

Innovation & training advance Northern Virginia's beer brewing industry

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Northern Virginia has become known for its craft brewing. Even before C+R Research named Virginia among the top six states for growth since 2015 in the craft brewing industry, we knew the industry was growing.

In response, the University of Richmond has partnered with Virginia Tech and local Northern Virginia breweries to offer the state’s premier brewing education program in the National Capital Region.

University of Richmond & Virginia Tech’s Beer Brewer Professional Certificate

Our Beer Brewer Professional Certificate is designed for those seeking to enter into the craft beer industry, or to advance an existing brewing industry career. The year-long program includes 11 instructional modules and 4 hands-on field experiences.

Instructional modules cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Brewing
  • Brew Science & the Brewery Processes
  • Brewing as a Business

You’ll complete the program with brewing skills and recipes along with insider knowledge from instructors who work in local breweries. Field experiences provide you the hands-on skills needed to succeed in the craft brewing industry, and also provide contacts within the craft brewing industry.

You don’t have to leave your current job to enter the program — classes are offered online or in person on evenings and weekends.

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Hands-On Experience

Students in the Beer Brewer Professional Certificate program collaborated with Three Notch'd Brewing RVA Collab House to brew Pumpkin Spiced Latte, a pumpkin-spiced amber ale conditioned with locally roasted Rostov Mocha Java coffee.

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About Us

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies in Richmond, Va., is one of five schools at the University of Richmond. The Beer Brewer Professional Certificate is the state’s first professional certificate to address the workforce development needs of Virginia’s thriving craft brewing industry. The University of Richmond is the only private liberal arts college in the nation’s top 25 to include a division dedicated to adult students and working professionals.