POSTPONED: World Competitions Education Program (WCEP) in Johannesburg! February 03 2017

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Where: Gauteng, venue to be confirmed

4-6 April 2017: WBC Training | Tuesday – Thursday

6 April 2017: Latte Art Training | Thursday afternoon

6 April 2017: Ibrik Training | Thursday evening

7 April WBC Certification Exams

8 April 2017: Coffee in Good Spirits | Saturday Morning

What is WCEP?
stands for World Competitions Education Program. The WCEP was developed by World Coffee Events’ Instructional Design Sub-Committee (IDSC) to provide in-depth instruction about world competitions.

The WCEP is specifically focused on Competitions Training, to improve the understanding of this and includes reviewing current rules and regulations, competition procedures, judging skills, and how competitions are judged. These modules are suited for anyone interested in competition, as a judge, competitor or coach. They are also geared toward developing the competencies tested in the Judge Certification, which is a partner program from World Coffee Events. As such, these modules are not meant to be taught directly preceding any competition in order to allow time for practice and habituation of the materials. It is recommended that these modules are taught at least one month prior to the Judge Certification or three months prior to the national competition to allow attendees to hone their skills before attempting certification (if they so desire) or to fully prepare for competition either as a judge or a barista.

Completing WCEP for one of the WCE championships is equal to one year of this specific National Body sanctioned Championship judge experience for those who are interested in attending the WCE Judge Certification. All attendees who have attended and finished the course will receive an official certificate of participation.

Who is it right for?
The WCEP is NOT a test. It is competition training, done in the safety of a classroom, with room for questions and discussion, and it can be used for many purposes. It is good for:


  • People who aspire to be judges
  • Current NB judges who don’t have enough experience to take the Judge Certification
  • Current NB judges who want to improve their confidence/chances for passing the Judge Certification
  • World--‐Level Judges who want to refresh their skills


  • Aspiring Competitors
  • Competitors who want to understand how competition is scored
  • Competitors who want to deepen their competition understanding



The beauty of WCEP is that it goes deep with the information, training skills and is transparent. It essentially raises the perceived curtain on competitions, and allows anyone to deeply understand how competition works—from an expert’s perspective.

How much does it cost?

  • Space for only 16 trainees, of which 8 can do WBC Judges certification.
  • WCEP Training (All sessions except Friday certification) | R6000
  • WCEP & WBC Judges Certification (All sessions and qualify to complete WBC Judges certification examination) | R7500
  • Full payment secure space

WBC Certification

There will be an opportunity to take part to World Barista Championship (WBC) Judge Certification.

To attend a WCE Judge Certification, participants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Possess judging experience in one (1) world championship (World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Brewers Cup, World Barista Championship OR Two (2) years of judging experience at a national-level competition for Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Brewers Cup, or Barista Championships OR One (1) year of judging experience at a national-level WCE sanctioned competition AND one (1) fully completed World Competitions Education Program for the specific competition. Judging experience must be within the last 5 years to maintain eligibility. Additionally, participants are only eligible to certify for competitions in which they have experience judging.
  • Agree to abide by the WCE Judges Code of Conduct.
  • Pay all certification fees.
  • Pricing is set by the host of each event individual, and can vary

Cancellation and Refund Policy
SCASA reserves the right to cancel a WCEP at any time. In the event of a SCAE cancellation, registrants will be offered an opportunity to transfer registration to another planned workshop. In the event of a cancellation or no-show by a registrant without a valid reason (to be decided at the discretion of SCASA and WCEP instructors) an administration fee will be charged. - 20% of the registration fee for cancelation more than 10 working days of the start of the WCEP. - 50% of the registration fee for cancellation less than 10 working days of the start of the WCEP

How do you prepare for WCEP?
Read/learn and print out the Rules and Regulations and score-sheets of the competitions you are attending as well as Judges Code of Conduct. Prepare any questions you might have at this moment and check if they are answered during the training. If not, ask them at the end of the respective competition training, 

How do I register?

  • Send email to and registration form can be completed
  • SCASA will send the invoice (Amanda Payne-James | SCASA Administration)
  • Registration is only definite after payment
  • For any other information, please contact Lani Snyman | | 083 445 5606

How to get there and where to stay:

The training will be hosted in Gauteng, venue to be confirmed.

AGENDA | Training in Gauteng

Monday 18h30pm       Dinner with SCASA Board of Directors

Tuesday 4 April 2017 (Venue | Ciro Coffee Academy)

9am                             Welcome coffee
9.30am                        Introductions   
                                    WBC S1 Sensory Judge Score-sheets
13h00pm                     Lunch
14h00pm                     WBC S2 Sensory Skills Application                
17h00pm                     End of the day

Wednesday 5 April 2017 (Venue | Ciro Coffee Academy)

9am                             Coffee to ease in the day and prepare your palate
9.30am                        UNV D1 Deliberation
                                    WBC S3 Sensory Judge Stage Behaviour                   
13h00pm                     Lunch
14h00pm                     WBC S3 Sensory Judge Stage Behaviour

17h00pm                     End of the day

18h00pm                     Ibrik competition (Venue to be confirmed)

Thursday 6 April 2017 (Venue | Ciro Coffee Academy)
9am                             Coffee to ease in the day
9.30am                                    UNV T1 Technical Judge Score-sheets
                                    UNV T2 Technical Judge Stage Behaviour
13h00pm                     Lunch
14h00pm                     WLAC Judge Scoresheet, Calibration and Stage Behaviour
17h30pm                     End of the day

Friday 7 April 2017 (Venue | Ciro Coffee Academy)

9am                             Coffee to ease in the day

9.30-17.00                   WBC Certification Exams

18h00                          SCASA Cocktail (Venue to be confirmed)

Saturday 8 April 2017 (Venue to be confirmed)
9am                             Coffee to ease in the day
9.30am                        WCIGS Score-sheets & Stage Behaviour
13h00pm                     End of the day

13h30pm                     Certificate lunch

All times are estimates and can be changed at the discretion of the organisers, regular breaks will be scheduled as appropriate

To register or any queries: email