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.

become an authorized aST Trainer

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 education@sca.coffee 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

SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2018

  • Évora, Portugal - AST Course at Barista Camp
  • September 3-6, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Application Deadline: August 3

APPLY NOW

OCTOBER 23-24, 2018

  • Turin, Italy - AST Course
  • October 23-24, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Application Deadline: September 23

APPLY NOW


Get started

Ready to become an AST? Find an upcoming course above and complete the AST Application Form in your language:


Please note that 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 Professional level of the same module. A three-month gap is required between passing the 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.


AST Login

Are you a current Authorized SCA Trainer? Log in to the AST portal here


Course calendar

SCA courses are taught by hundreds of Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) in locations around the globe. Check out our course calendar for upcoming opportunities to get started on earning your Coffee Skills Program diploma. 

*All courses are now located on one course calendar. Please note that learners logging in from North America will be asked to login twice. Use the same login credentials both times. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us at education@sca.coffee. We will be happy to assist you.


Heritage pathway program

If you are interested in becoming an AST based on a professional certificate earned by way of an SCAA Pathway certificate equivalency, please contact Kim Ta at KimT@sca.coffee to discuss next steps.  


Get in touch

We're here to help you follow your passion and become a certified trainer! Email us at education@sca.coffee.