With the recent changes in the BJCP Exam the ability to find an open seat for an exam is becoming increasingly more difficult. An exam will be held in the Raleigh area in November and the waiting list for a seat started in March as all the available seats were filled. If you are taking the web-based exam it would be advisable to ensure you have a seat at the table before you take the online portion because once you pass it you have a year to complete the tasting portion and an exam may not be available in your area within a year so be sure to check the exam schedule.