It's totally a thing! But a relatively new thing at that, which narrows the educational pool.
Siebel - This school is putting in work. Experts recommend taking classes here, particularly their beer styles courses, as it offers great prep to become a "cicerone", a certification program that involves three tests and a whole lot of beer know-how to complete.
University of Central Florida - Head to sunny Orlando for the Seminar in Quality Brewing and Fine Beer, which offers the first-level Cicerone exam as its final.
Prud'homme Beer Certification - If being a cicerone seems too hoity-toity (or like too much work), you can attend these classes in Canuck brewpubs, or online.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and is still living by her Beer & Wine Appreciation professor's gospel. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.