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DIPLOMA SCHEDULE

STUDENTS’ FIRST UNIT MUST BE D1 WINE PRODUCTION.

NAPA VALLEY WINE ACADEMY AIMS TO OFFER EACH UNIT’S COURSE & EXAM AT LEAST TWICE PER YEAR.

UPCOMING COURSES & EXAMS

ALL EXAMS MUST BE TAKEN IN-PERSON IN NAPA.

D1 WINE PRODUCTION

AVAILABLE D1 EXAM DATES: DECEMBER 4, 2022 / MARCH 8, 2023 / AUGUST 6, 2023 (no resits) | 9:30 – 11:00AM in Napa

SEPTEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 3, 2022

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are recorded)
  • Exam: December 4, 2022 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (5-7pm PST): September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17, 2022

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JANUARY 2 – MARCH 7, 2023

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are also recorded)
  • Exam: March 8, 2022 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): January 5, January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23

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MAY 29 – AUGUST 5, 2023

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are also recorded)
  • Exam: August 6, 2023 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20

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SEPTEMBER 25– DECEMBER 3, 2023

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are also recorded)
  • Exam: December 3, 2022 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9, November 16

D2 WINE BUSINESS

AVAILABLE D2 EXAM DATES FOR 1ST TAKE AND RESITS: OCTOBER 25, 2022 / MARCH 8, 2023 / JUNE 7, 2023 / October 24, 2023 / March 6, 2024 | 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM IN NAPA

AUGUST 29 – OCTOBER 24, 2022

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are recorded)
  • Exam: October 25, 2021 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (5-7pm PST): September 14, September 21, October 5, October 11, 2022

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JANUARY 9 – MARCH 7, 2023

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are recorded)
  • Exam: March 8, 2023 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): January 25, February 1, February 15, February 22

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APRIL 10 – JUNE 6, 2023

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are recorded)
  • Exam: June 7, 2023 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): April 19, April 26, May 10, May 17

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September 4 – OCTOBER 23, 2022

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are recorded)
  • Exam: October 24, 2023 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, 2023

D3 WINES OF THE WORLD

AVAILABLE D3 EXAM DATES FOR 1ST TAKE AND RESITS:  MAY 9-10, 2023 / October 25-26, 2023  IN NAPA

OCTOBER 31, 2022 – MAY 8, 2023

  • Course Format: ONLINE with 15 live classes via Zoom (classes are also recorded)
  • Exam:
    • Theory: May 9, 2023 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa
    • Tasting: May 10, 2023 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (webinars 1-13 from 9am-1pm PST, webinars 14-15 from 9am-3pm PST): November 5, November 19, December 3, December 17, 2022; January 7, January 14, January 28, February 11, February 25, March 4, March 18, April 1, April 15, 2023 April 22, 2023, 9am – 3pm PST (longer for full mock theory exam) April 29, 2023, 9am – 3pm PST (longer for full mock tasting exam)

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OCTOBER 31, 2022 – MAY 8, 2023

  • Course Format: In-Person with 15 live classes in Napa
  • Exam:
    • Theory: May 9, 2023 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa
    • Tasting: May 10, 2023 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa
  • Class Dates (classes run from 9am-4pm PST): November 5, November 19, December 3, December 10, 2022; January 7, January 27, February 4, February 18, March 11, March 25, 2023

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APRIL 3, 2023 – OCTOBER 24, 2023

  • Course Format: ONLINE with 15 live classes via Zoom (classes are also recorded)
  • Exam:
    • Theory: October 25, 2023 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa
    • Tasting: October 26, 2023 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (webinars 1-13 from 9am-1pm PST, webinars 14-15 from 9am-3pm PST): April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, August 26, 2023 September 30 (9am-3pm, longer for mock theory exam), October 7, 2023 (9am-3pm PST, longer for mock tasting exam)

D4 SPARKLING WINE

AVAILABLE D4 EXAM DATES FOR 1ST TAKE AND RESITS: OCTOBER 25, 2022 / JANUARY 18, 2023 / JUNE 7, 2023 / October 24, 2023 / JANUARY 24, 2024 | 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM IN NAPA

AUGUST 29, 2022 – OCTOBER 24, 2022

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS (webinars are recorded)

Exam: October 25, 2022 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates (5-7 PM PST):  September 1, September 15, September 29, October 13, 2022

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NOVEMBER 14, 2022 – JANUARY 17, 2023

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS (webinars are recorded)

Exam: January 18, 2023 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates (5-7 PM PST):  November 17, December 8, December 22, 2022; January 5, 2023

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APRIL 3, 2023 – JUNE 6, 2023

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS (webinars are recorded)

Exam: June 7, 2023 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates (5-7 PM PST):  April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, 2023

D5 FORTIFIED WINE

AVAILABLE D5 EXAM DATES FOR 1ST TAKE AND RESITS: OCTOBER 25, 2022 / JANUARY 18, 2023 / JUNE 7, 2023 / OCTOBER 24, 2023 / JANUARY 24, 2024 | 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM IN NAPA

AUGUST 22 – OCTOBER 24, 2022

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: October 25, 2022 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates (5-7 PM PST): August 31, September 7,  September 14, September 21, September 28, October 12, 2022

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NOVEMBER 14, 2022 – JANUARY 17, 2023

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: January 18, 2023 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates: November 16, November 30 December 7,  December 14,  December 21, 2022; January 4, 2023

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APRIL 3, 2023 – JUNE 6, 2023

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: June 7, 2023 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates: April 5, April 12, April 19, May 3, May 10, May 17, 2023

D6 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT

TOPIC #1 ON CLOSURES

Topic 1 Due: January 31, 2023

TOPIC #2 ON BORDEAUX

Topic 2 Due: July 31, 2023

* TWO NEW TOPICS ANNOUNCED ON AUGUST 1, 2023

**D6 Research Assignments can be written at any time after D1 & D2. Students may choose between the two topics released that year, or wait until the next year for new topics.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

See if you’re ready for Diploma & if the Napa Valley Wine Academy is the right school for you by checking out the Prospective Student page.

If you have more questions, take a look at the About & FAQ pages or register for a Diploma Informational Webinar.


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WANT TO KNOW MORE?

See if you’re ready for Diploma & if the Napa Valley Wine Academy is the right school for you by checking out the Prospective Student page.

If you have more questions, take a look at the About & FAQ pages or register for a Diploma Informational Webinar.


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