The Exam Directorate is responsible for managing the BJCP exam program. The exam program includes operational issues such as registering and scheduling exams, overseeing administration of exams, assigning grading teams, monitoring grading progress, reviewing grading results, closing out the exams, and handling protests. The Exam Directorate is also responsible for developing or approving the policies, procedures, processes, materials and tools supporting the exam program, including education and training materials for graders and examinees, exam-related content, and all exam program documents, forms and content. Finally the Exam Directorate is responsible for overseeing and approving any exam-related content.
The Competition Directorate is responsible for overseeing the AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition Program, and all processes and materials related to competitions. The competition program includes operational issues such as registering and scheduling competitions, providing competition materials, resolving conflicts relating to competitions, receiving organizer reports, and closing out competitions. The Competition Directorate is also responsible for developing or approving the policies, procedures, processes, forms, materials and tools supporting the competition program.
Education and Training Directorate
The Education and Training Directorate provides, recognizes and encourages worthwhile continuing education opportunities for BJCP members. Participation by BJCP in appropriate educational opportunities allows them to further their knowledge and enhance their judging skills to an extent beyond the strict scope of the BJCP exam and in a fashion more responsive to the availability of information and interests of the membership.
The Education and Training Directorate establishes new education opportunities and programs such as training sessions organized by third parties, development of educational products and programs available directly from the BJCP, development of a Beer Vocabulary reference, and development of a Sensory Tasting Kit.
Information Technology Directorate
The Information Technology Directorate is responsible for planning, developing, operation, maintenance and enhancement of BJCP databases, applications, and information systems. It exists to support the BJCP Mission by selecting, implementing, and using Information Technology to improve existing processes and allow new services to be implemented that benefit BJCP members.
The Communication Directorate is responsible for the communications with BJCP members, including content and organization of the BJCP Website, producing a quarterly newsletter, administration and maintenance of the BJCP Forums, maintaining a presence on social media, responding to and/or routing general inquiries about the BJCP, and electronically posting public messages of interest regarding the BJCP. The Communication Directorate is also responsible for managing requests for licensing or use of BJCP intellectual property and overseeing annual representative and board elections.
The Finance Directorate is headed by the Finance Director, and as the following Treasurer responsibilities assigned: bookkeeping, financial reporting, making payments, and managing moneys of the organization. The Treasurer retains responsibility for budgeting and authorizing expenditures, and any other duties as listed in the Bylaws. Other duties not explicitly mentioned may be deleted at the discretion of the Treasurer. The Finance Director is a member of the Finance Committee, working under the supervision of the Treasurer.