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Sommelier Certification

The National Wine School offers Professional Certifications for Wine Schools, Universities, and Trade Schools. We also offer direct-to-student online sommelier certifications.

Wine Courses

For Academic Institutions

Our wine courses are utilized by some of the most prestigious universities and wine schools in the United States. Our curriculum dovetails with the strictest requirements within academia.

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Scent Kit for L2 Wine Certification
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Sommelier Pin for L3 Certification

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Online Sommelier Certifiation


For Universities, Wine Schools, and Virtual Students. Our critically-acclaimed and inclusive programs are developed for the modern era of wine. Say goodbye to PowerPoint presentations and snobbery. Our programs are culturally relevant, scientifically based, and fun. Our approach to education allows our students to grow and thrive in the ever-changing world of wine. All students begin with the Level One Program.

Level Three Sommelier Course
Level Two Wine Certification
Level One Sommelier

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Wine Education for Everyone

The National Wine School curriculum is designed by academics, sommeliers, and winemakers: the best in their fields. Our wine education programming is offered through universities, colleges, and independent wine schools. Our programs extend from introductory wine classes to master-level programs.

Sommelier Credentials

NWS offers all levels of sommelier certification available in the United States. These online wine programs are designed to be paired with in-classroom learning.

  • Level 2 | Wine Certificate
  • Level 3 | Sommelier Certificate
  • Level 4 | Advanced Certificate
  • Level 5 | Master Certificate

National Accreditation

As an accrediting agency, we are charged with ensuring that our affiliated wine schools maintain a high level of educational standards. 

  • Establish operating standards for wine education programs in the United States.
  • Determine if a specific wine school meets those standards.

Online Certification

Our online wine programs are open to all students. Managed by our top sommelier-instructors.

  • Level 1 | Introductory Certificate
  • Level 2 | Wine Certificate
  • Level 3 | Sommelier Pin & Certificate
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