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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

December 18, 2020


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week we’re announcing information about the 2020 cycles of the TTB Chemist Certification program.

RENEWAL PERIODS FOR CHEMIST CERTIFICATIONS THAT
EXPIRED IN 2020

The TTB Chemist Certification Program has two cycles (spring and fall), and certifications are normally valid for two years. This year, due the impact of COVID-19, we suspended the spring 2020 cycle, and all certificates that were set to expire on June 30, 2020, were automatically extended through the end of the fall 2020 cycle, December 31, 2020. Applications for renewal received for the spring 2020 cycle were processed during the fall 2020 cycle.

In order to maintain the original two-year renewal timeframes for those on the spring cycle, all chemists whose certificates were extended through December 31, 2020, and who re-qualified during the fall 2020 cycle, will receive certificates dated July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. Renewal certificates for those on the fall cycle will be dated January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022, consistent with the regular fall cycle.

Original Certification Cycle

Original
Certificate Period

Extension Period Due to COVID-19

Renewal
Certificate Period

Spring

July 1, 2018, to
June 30, 2020

July 1 through December 31, 2020

July 1, 2020, to
June 30, 2022

Fall

January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020

Not Applicable

January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022

Under the Chemist Certification Program, TTB certifies private industry chemists to analyze wine, distilled spirits, and beer for export markets. Details on the program and how to apply are in TTB Procedure 2018-2. There is no fee for this program.

 

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