Tobacconist University
Get Certified - CCST

Get Certified: Certified Cigar Sommelier Tobacconist (CCST)

Demo CCST School


This is your personalized educational curriculum, designed to help you provide extraordinary professional service to your cigar customers. Through Retail School, Cigar Fundamentals, and Pairing School, you will be guided through the Tobacconist University (TU) Academic Curriculum. You will study parts of Tobacco, Accoutrements, Taste, and Service College, the TU FAQ, glossary, and specialized curriculum for your profession.

Step 1: Sign Up To Be A CCST so your name and store are listed and promoted by TU. Click on the Sign Up To Be A CCST button and accept the Code of Ethics & Standards and provide your personal information: we will need an active email to certify you and maintain your certification.

Step 2: Study at your own pace by clicking on Retail School, Cigar Fundamentals, and Pairing School. Your curriculum is approximately the same amount of information as reading a 75 page book (not including the videos and re-reading).

Step 3: Take the CCST Final Exam when you are ready. The passing grade is 90%, so study hard! If you fail the exam you will have to sign up again and take the test again. But, your company will not incur any additional charges.

Certified Cigar Sommelier Tobacconists

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Ambassador Cigars and Spirits - CCST

Tobacco Road Lounge - CCST

Mesa Cigar Lounge - CCST

Bon Vie Mobile Cigar Lounge, LLC - CCST

Jess Peters - CCST

Brown Forman - CCST

Hotel Grande Bretagne - CCST

Marcellas Fine Cigars and Tobaccos - CCST

Soho House - CCST

Cigar-x - CCST

Suero Cigars - CCST

Paps Cigar Co - CCST

Jonathan Marks - CCST

Fumee Inc - CCST

Chaloners and Co. - CCST


BLEND Bar with Davidoff Cigars - CCST

Cigar Memories - CCST

Platinum Cigar Company - CCST

YBE Tobacco Group, LLC - CCST

Todd Zisholtz MD - CCST

King George Hotel - CCST

Blanc a Rouge - CCST

Walter Blackburn - CCST

VIntage Cigar Lounge - CCST

Liquid Vessel - CCST

Scotland Yard Cigar and Spirits LLC - CCST

The Bespoke Company - CCST

Silverback Cigar Crew - CCST

Legendarysmok - CCST

Karma Cigar Bar - CCST

Total Wine And More - CCST

HERficionado - CCST

Leafemme - CCST

Red Phone Booth - CCST

Wendy D. Dunn Wine Education - CCST

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Tobacconist Tip
The greatest cigar tobacco growing regions are found in valleys. The topography of valleys provides the benefit of nutrient erosion and condensation irrigation.

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