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Spring Application Period Is Now Closed.

TTB offers the Chemist Certification Program as a service to the alcohol beverage industry to facilitate the export of beverage alcohol to foreign markets.

Chemists in the private industry are certified by TTB to analyze alcohol beverages for the analytes listed in TTB Procedure 2018-2.

Many countries that require testing as a condition of entry accept a report of analysis of alcohol beverages from a TTB-certified chemist.

How to Apply

Chemists applying for certification will need to:

Full details on application requirements can be found in TTB Procedure 2018-2 at question 9.  

  • The certification is free of charge
  • You may apply during the two annual application periods: Spring – March 1 to April 1 or Fall – September 1 to October 1.
  • Initial certification is valid for two years.  Re-certification is required at the expiration of the two-year period.

Current List of Certified Chemists and Qualified Laboratories

The lists of certified chemists are updated twice a year – after the spring and fall cycles.  The current lists by commodity are below.

CommodityCertified Chemists List
WineFall 2023 Certified Wine Chemists
Distilled SpiritsFall 2023 Certified Distilled Spirits Chemists
BeerFall 2023 Certified Beer Chemists



Questions? If you have questions regarding TTB's Chemist Certification Program, contact the Scientific Services Division online or at 240-264-1671 or 240-264-1665.

Last updated: April 6, 2024
Maintained by: Scientific Services Division