Napa Valley Wine Academy


NOTE: A student must be enrolled in a WSET Level 3 Course to take the exam.  To Enroll: CLICK HERE.

Please see our currently available Level 3 Wine exam dates below.

Please Note:  We highly recommend confirming your in-person course/exam date before making travel arrangements, as spots are limited.  The status of the WSET Level 3 exam delivery can change due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is strongly recommend that students purchase travel insurance if traveling is required to attend this exam.

NOTE:  WSET Level 3 exams are ordered 30 days before the Level 3 exam date, as per the WSET rules, and a transfer fee must be paid to change the date once that order has been placed with the WSET.  Exam results take 3-4 Months to be processed and released by the WSET.  For any questions or concerns about this time frame for the release of your results, please contact WSET at:

Frequently asked questions and online exam tips:

Can I take the Exam Online?

No. The Level 3 Exam is only available in person due to the blind tasting portions of the exam.

How do I register for the Exam?

See the Exam Registration module in the Introductory module of your Online Course for link and instructions on how to register. Only 50 slots are available per online exam, 20-30 per in-person exam.

Can I change the date of my Exam?

There is a $50 exam transfer fee to transfer your exam date, if changed BEFORE 30 days of the exam date. You cannot submit the registration form more than once. Within the 30 day window, exams must be reordered with the WSET and a larger fee of $200 is incurred. Purchase links and information are found in your Online Course Exam Registration module, as well as your Exam Confirmation emails.

Will I receive a confirmation email?

Yes! Upon exam registration, you will receive a confirmation email from [email protected] with further instructions and information, and subsequent reminders as your exam date approaches.

How is NVWA handling Covid-19 safety protocols while taking the exam?

See policy here which applies to exam procedures.

When will I receive my exam results?

WSET London confirms that your exam results will be released in approximately 3-4 Months after your exam date. All exam results will be emailed to you the day we receive the Gradelist from WSET. Level 3 Pin and Certificate will arrive in 4 weeks after you receive your results.

Are my exam results released yet?

Check the status of your exam below!Release date
June 25, 2023 10:00am NapaSept. 27, 2023
July 9, 2023, 10:00am Tampa, FloridaOctober 11, 2023
July 23, 2023, 10:00am NapaOctober 25, 2023
July 30, 2023, 10:00am Las VegasNov. 1, 2023
July 30, 2023, 10:00am NashvilleNov. 1, 2023
July 30, 2023, 10:00am NapaNov. 1, 2023
August 27, 2023, 10:00am NapaNov. 29, 2023
September 13, 2023 10:00am NapaDec. 20, 2023
September 17, 2023 10:00am New York/ New JerseyDec. 27, 2023
October 1, 2023 10:00am Las VegasJan. 17, 2024
October 1, 2023 10:00am DenverJan. 17, 2024
October 22, 2023 10:00am NapaFeb. 7, 2024
November 5, 2023 10:00am New York/ New JerseyFeb. 18, 2024
November 8, 2023 10:00am NapaFeb. 21, 2024
November 12, 2023 10:00am Santa BarbaraFeb. 25, 2024
November 12, 2023 10:00am TampaFeb. 25, 2024
December 3, 2023 10:00am NashvilleMar. 13, 2024
December 6, 2023 10:00am NashvilleMar. 16, 2024

When will my certificate and pin arrive?

The WSET is delayed in producing certificates due to Covid. They will be released 12 weeks or more from the exam date.

I have more questions. How do I contact someone?

As always, you can email [email protected], utilize the chat function on this site, or call us at (855)-513-9738.


Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


3555 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109


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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


555 McMurray Road

Buelton, CA 93427


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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)


1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203


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Aloft Nashville

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)


1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203


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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)


1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606


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Street View of HQ

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559