Become an Authorized SCA Trainer

SCA courses are taught by hundreds of Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) in locations around the globe. ASTs are coffee professionals who use their knowledge and training skills to deliver SCA courses. Our trainers deliver course content and assess the written and practical examinations required to pass each module, audited by the SCA.

Becoming an AST will give you the unique opportunity to teach the Coffee Skills Program (CSP) curriculum at your own Authorized Training Venue or Premium Training Campus.

The Coffee Skills Program is also offered at SCA events around the world. Lead trainer positions as well as assistant trainer positions (station instructors) for CSP courses are selected via an application and review process. Please contact for more information.

We’ll provide you with all the necessary training on our two-day AST course as well as support from SCA staff to help guide you as you begin teaching your own courses.

Upcoming AST Courses

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Ready to become an AST? Find an upcoming course above and register your interest by completing the following AST Application Form, available in the following languages:

Please note that completing the AST Application Form does not guarantee a place at the AST Course location of your choice. You will receive a response to your application within a week of the application deadline.

You must be able to prove that your training facility complies with the core requirements for an Authorized Training Venue or Premium Training Campus.

SCA requires a three-month gap between taking and passing an Intermediate level module and taking and passing the CSP Professional level of the same module. A three-month gap is required between passing the CSP Professional level and following the AST course.

A 3-year AST license costs €1500 EUR / $1800 USD plus €200 EUR / $240 per certifier license. Adding an extra module costs €200 EUR / $240 USD.

Hold an SCAA Pathway certificate and interested in becoming an AST?

If you are interested in becoming an AST based on a professional certificate earned by way of an SCAA Pathway certificate equivalency, please email to discuss next steps.

AST Code of Conduct

The SCA Code of Conduct applies to all ASTs who hold a current and valid AST license and valid certifier license(s). As an AST, any inappropriate conduct will be treated with the utmost seriousness and could lead to the AST’s license being revoked or suspended.

Download the AST Code of Conduct

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