Wine School of Philadelphia

The Wine School of Philadelphia (WSoP) is one of our premier regional schools. Since 2001, WSoP has offered some of the best wine education programs in America. We are proud to have them in our family of schools and universities. The founder of this school is also a founding member of NWS and continues to be an invaluable mentor to our students.

On this page, students in the WSoP programs can view the requirements for national wine certification, as well as apply for their certifications.

Certification Requirements & Applications

Core Sommelier (L3)

Successful completion of these programs results in sommelier certification. At the Wine School of Philadelphia, these certifications are typically taken together in the Core Wine Program.

  • Foundation Wine Course
  • Intermediate Wine Course
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Sommelier Pin Application

Original price was: $25.Current price is: $14.

If you have completed courses L1-L3, you can apply to have your sommelier pin delivered to you. This fee is to verify your credentials. The pin itself and shipping are free within the continental United States. Please confirm that your name and mailing address are correct when checking out.

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Advanced Sommelier (L4)

Prerequisite

  • Core Sommelier Certification

Four Advanced or Master-level programs must be completed to earn your Advanced Sommelier certification.

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Advanced Sommelier Application

Original price was: $200.Current price is: $50.

Along with earning their L3 (Core) certification, the student must complete a minimum of four Advanced Courses*.  There are three levels of Advanced qualifications, depending on the student’s average numerical grade.  Please see below for more details.

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Requirements

Along with earning their L3 (Core) certification, the student must complete a minimum of four Advanced Courses* and a minimum of 720 course hours (also known as clock hours).  

When to Apply

When you hit the threshold of 720 course hours, we will send you an invitation to apply. If you received that email, please continue your application. If you have not received that invitation, please check your account to verify you have fulfilled the required 720 course hours before you apply.

How to Apply

During the checkout process, we need the following information: Please include the applicant’s name and the school or university they attended in the order notes. If you do not include this information, we will reach out to you before we can complete the application.  Please note that the University of Florida and Berkley City College have different application processes, and students from either of those schools should not use this form. 

Application Process

The review process typically takes about fourteen business days to complete. Once you the application process has been completed, a student who has been approved will be sent a electronic notice of completion, along with a link to order their Advanced Sommelier pin and a hard copy of their certification.   *Advanced, Specialist, Scholar, or Masters courses are collectively referred to as “Advanced Courses”  The students must have completed their L3 (Core) Certification prior to earning their Advanced Sommelier qualification. The Numerical Grade does not include the numerical grade from your L3 (Core) Certification.

Master in Wine (L5)

Prerequisites

  • Core Sommelier Certification
  • Advanced Sommelier Certification

To earn your L5 wine certification, you are required to successfully complete eight required and two elective courses. Certifications taken to earn the Advanced Sommelier pin are included in the ten courses needed for L5 certification.

Required Courses (8)

  • Italian Wine Specialist™
  • American Wine Specialist™
  • Spanish Wine Specialist™
  • French Wine Specialist™
  • Food & Wine Scholar™
  • Master in Wine™ Certification
  • Wine Instructor Certification
  • Advanced Winemaker Certification

Elective Courses (2)

  • Specialist in Spirits.
  • East Coast Wine Scholar (at-home)
  • Advanced Beer Brewing Certification
  • Scholar in Mediterranean Wine
  • German Wine Specialist™
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Master in Wine Pin Application

Original price was: $75.Current price is: $54.

If you have completed all requirements for L5 Master-level sommelier certification, you can apply to have your sommelier pin delivered to you. This fee is to verify your credentials. The pin itself and shipping are free within the continental United States. Please confirm that your name and mailing address are correct when checking out.

Requirements: Ten Advanced and Master-Level certifications.

 

 

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Reprint Certifications

Diploma Printing

$30$75

You can order a copy here if you need a print (or re-print) of your certification. Before ordering, make sure your name and mailing address is correct in your NWS account. Before checking out, please confirm that you are ordering the proper certification.

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