Accelerated core wine course plus certification


Hello ,

I am planning on signing up for the Accelerated core wine course plus certification program being held next month and I have a question about the certification process. Can you please confirm how that component fits into the course. Do I need to schedule the exam separately? If so, can you please provide additional details on this? Thank you very much for your help.

Kind regards,

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Since I am on the board today, and I am the one who built the academic systems, I figured I would pipe in, if you don’t mind.
When you register for the class, you are given the option to include the pro certification.

If you opt for the certification, here is how it works. All of this is done behind the scenes:

  1. An account at the National Wine School is opened up for you. This give yous access to professional reading material online,
  2. You are registered in California as a student seeking professional certification.
  3. An account is opened for you at the Wine School of Philadelphia’s website (It will be available under the “my account” link).
  4. A SSL connection between the National Wine School and the Wine School o f Philadelphia is opened in your account.
  5. That secure link will give you access to all National Wine School material and exams.

All that happens, but on your end it will be REALLY easy. All you have to do is click on “My Account” and your programs and exams will be waiting for you.



  • Thank you so much Keith! I look forward to taking the class next month.
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Hi Heathyr,

Thanks for reaching out to us!

Regardless of whether you are attending for certification or not, the classroom experience is the same: a lecture followed by a tasting. The difference is that, with certification, you are able to access our online Study Guides throughout the semester and sit for the final exams at the end of the semester.

For the Foundation Course, the last day of the course is a Blind Tasting. The students who are seeking certification then take the Final Written Exam through our website portal. For Intermediate, there is only a written portion. This completes Levels 1-3 of our certification. If you pass, you will receive a written Certificate plus a pin.

Please let me know if I can help answer any other questions!


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