Below you will find a list of Fermenta continuing education opportunities that are offered at this time. Please review the requirements and details for each offering before you apply.  

If you have any questions about the details or requirements, please email us at Good luck!

Requirements for Fermenta Continuing Education Opportunities:

  • You must be female and a current Active Member of Fermenta.
  • Applications must be received by the deadline listed.
  • Only one application per member per opportunity will be accepted.
  • Members may only win once per Scholarship category (Beginner or Entry Level, Continuing Education, Certifications & Conferences) every 12 month period. Within 12 months, you are eligible to win multiple scholarships, as long as each scholarship is in a unique category.
  • Scholarships not used within 12 months of receipt will be forfeit.
  • Recipients must provide feedback of the experience to Fermenta in the form of a written report, online blog, photo album, in-person presentation, or other mutually agreed upon format.
  • Rights to publish such report and photographs of the winner are granted to Fermenta.
  • Board Members and Scholarship Committee Members are ineligible to win

*Continuing Education Committee will not see the name of the applicant when looking at their application

1. Executive Overview of the Brewing Process (Online)

Through Siebel Institute of Technology

Date:  Oct. 28th to Nov. 18th  (course must be completed by Nov. 18)

Location:  online

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018

Brewing industry executives and those considering entering the industry need to know the ins-and-outs of professional brewery operations in order to make effective financial and managerial decisions. To that end, the World Brewing Academy (WBA) designed a web-based course to allow students to learn the basics of brewery dynamics without the need to travel.

The Executive Overview of the Brewing Process course allows executives, administrative staff, and brewing-industry decision makers around the globe to participate in professional-level English language training over the Internet. As a basic-level course, it is also a great choice for those with aspirations of becoming a professional brewer with no prior commercial-level brewing training towards preparing for more advanced brewing courses.

See syllabus.

Frequently Asked Questions about online classes at Seibel.

Click here for more information about Seibel and the class.



2.  Introductory Sommelier Course & Examination

 Scholarship includes the 2-Day intensive course, intro exam (given at the end of Day 2) and the Certified Sommelier Examination (must be taken within 3 years of passing the intro exam. 

Date:  Nov 13 - Nov 14, 2018 from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Location:  The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

1114 Washington Blvd.

Detroit, Michigan 48226

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018

** IF THE COURSE FILLS BEFORE WE CAN DECLARE A WINNER Fermenta will try to get the winning applicant into the next available session offered.

The Introductory Course & Examination is open to all beverage and hospitality professionals.  Students must come prepared! Success in the Introductory Course & Examination requires a combination of career experience and some pre-class prep work.

A workbook will be provided digitally upon registration. Students should review this workbook plus and the list of suggested resources at

This is a fast-paced, intensive review of the world's wine producing regions. Students learn the Deductive Tasting Method and will be shown elements of classic wine service.  At the end of the second (and final) day of the course, a multiple-choice exam of seventy questions is given. A student must achieve a minimum score of 60% to pass.  After that, you have 3 years to sit the Certified Sommelier Examination

You also receive a 1-year membership to 

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3. College Textbooks (2 scholarships awarded) – reimbursement of up to $200 for books purchased a fermentation, distillation, or similarly recognized craft beverage course of education in Michigan.

This opportunity is a Continuing Education scholarship.

Requirement: must be enrolled in a fermentation, distillation, or similarly recognized craft beverage course of education in Michigan some time during the 2018 calendar year.

Details: If you are currently enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, a college course involving craft beverages, Fermenta would like to sponsor you with a text book scholarship up to $200.  Scholarship recipients must be current Fermenta members and be able to provide proof of enrollment in such a course during the 2018 calendar year. 

What if you already started classes in the spring or summer and already purchased books?  No problem!  Provide us a receipt they were purchased in 2018 and Fermenta will reimburse up to $200 in text book costs.

Application Deadline: October 12, 2018


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