Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)
Our in class and online CSW test prep program are intended to give CSW Candidates the advantage of personalized instruction and a comprehensive understanding of the exam material. Our students gain a solid understanding of the world of wine that will help them progress in their drinks career, as well as become part of a network of wine professionals.
CSW – Certified Specialist of Wine Program
The Napa Valley Wine Academy has designed both an in-depth four-day intensive test prep course and a 9-Week Online Course for the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Specialist of Wine Certification Exam. Proper test preparation is critical to passing–worldwide less than 58 percent of first-time CSW examinees pass the exam. Both our intensive test prep program and our online course are designed to give CSW Candidates the advantage of a personalized and structured approach to understanding the CSW exam material. Our students gain a solid understanding of the world of wine that will help them progress in their drinks career, as well as become part of a network of wine professionals.
Whether you are studying with us in-person or online you will network with other students who share your goal of successfully passing the challenging CSW exam. Set yourself apart from other wine professionals with this certification of your wine expertise.
Complete CSW 4-day Test Prep Course: $1,395.00 per participant*
Includes: The CSW Study Guide & Workbook, Access to the Society of Wine Educators’ Online Wine Academy, CSW Exam Fee, Wine tastings,lunch each day of course
9-week CSW Online Test Prep Course: $995 per participant.
Includes: The CSW Study Guide, access to the 9-week online course, CSW Exam Fee, 3-live Webinars, live online instructor support.
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Professional members of the wine industry** will receive a $100 discount.
Payment is required in full in advance. Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. The course is limited to 20 participants.
Shipping to addresses within the continental United States is included. International shipping charges are additional.
* Course fees do not include membership to the Society of Wine Educators. Annual membership fees start at $85. Please see The Society of Wine Educators website for more information.
** Must be verified by an employer or professional organization membership.
John P.- San Francisco, CSW Graduate
Lynn D. - Sonoma, California
“I just passed my CSW Exam! I want to thank you and everybody at Napa Valley Wine Academy again for such an enriching experience!”
Tim B. - Columbus, OH