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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.

AVAILABLE D1 EXAM DATES: DECEMBER 5, 2021 (no resits) / JANUARY 19, 2022 (no resits) / MARCH 9, 2022 (resits ok) / JUNE 7, 2022 (no resits) / AUGUST 7, 2022 (no resits) / OCTOBER 25, 2022 | 9:30 – 11:00AM in Napa

 

OCTOBER 4 – DECEMBER 5, 2021 

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are also recorded) 
  • Exam: December 5, 2021 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18, November 27

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JANUARY 10 – MARCH 9, 2022 

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are also recorded)
  • Exam: March 9, 2021 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): January 13, January 20, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3

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MAY 30 – AUGUST 7, 2022

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are also recorded)
  • Exam: August 7, 2022 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21

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SEPTEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 4, 2022 

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are also recorded)
  • Exam: December 4, 2022 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17

AVAILABLE D2 EXAM DATES FOR 1ST TAKE AND RESITS: JANUARY 19, 2022 / MARCH 9, 2022 / JUNE 7, 2022 / OCTOBER 25, 2022 | 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM IN NAPA

AUGUST 30 – OCTOBER 27, 2021

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are recorded)
  • Exam: October 27, 2021 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (9am-1pm PST): September 11, October 9, 2021

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JANUARY 10 – MARCH 9, 2022

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

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APRIL 11 – JUNE 7, 2022

  • Course Format: ONLINE with live webinars (webinars are recorded)
  • Exam: June 7, 2022 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (all 5-7pm PST): April 20, April 27, May 11, May 18

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AUGUST 29 – OCTOBER 25, 2022

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

NOVEMBER 1, 2021 – MAY 10-11, 2022

  • Course Format: ONLINE with 15 live classes via Zoom (classes are also recorded)
  • Exam:
    • Theory: May 10, 2022 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa
    • Tasting: May 11, 2022 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (webinars 1-13 from 9am-1pm PST, webinars 14-15 from 9am-3pm PST):
  1. November 7, 2021
  2. November 21, 2021
  3. December 5, 2021
  4. December 19, 2021
  5. January 2, 2022
  6. January 16, 2022
  7. January 29, 2022
  8. January 30, 2022
  9. February 13, 2022
  10. February 27, 2022
  11. March 13, 2022
  12. March 27, 2022
  13. April 10, 2022
  14. April 24, 2022, 9am – 3pm PST (longer for full mock theory exam)
  15. May 1, 2022, 9am – 3pm PST (longer for full mock tasting exam) 

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MARCH 28, 2022 – OCTOBER 26-27, 2022

  • Course Format: ONLINE with 15 live classes via Zoom (classes are also recorded)
  • Exam:
    • Theory: October 26, 2022 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa
    • Tasting: October 27, 2022 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa
  • Webinar Dates (webinars 1-13 from 9am-1pm PST, webinars 14-15 from 9am-3pm PST):
  1. April 2, 2022
  2. April 16, 2022
  3. April 30, 2022
  4. May 14, 2022
  5. May 28, 2022
  6. June 11, 2022
  7. June 25, 2022
  8. July 9, 2022
  9. July 23, 2022
  10. August 6, 2022
  11. August 20, 2022 
  12. September 3, 3033
  13. September 17, 2022
  14. October 1, 2022 (9am-3pm, longer for mock theory exam)
  15. October 13, 2022 (9am-3pm PST, longer for mock tasting exam)

NOVEMBER 1, 2021 – JANUARY 19, 2022

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: January 19, 2022 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  1. November 4, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  2. November 18, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  3. December 2, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  4. December 16, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST

AUGUST 23 – OCTOBER 27, 2021

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: October 27, 2021 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  1. September 1, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  2. September 8, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  3. September 15, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  4. September 22, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  5. September 29, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  6. October 13, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST

NOVEMBER 1, 2021 – JANUARY 19, 2022

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: January 19, 2022 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  1. November 3, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  2. November 10, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  3. November 17, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  4. December 1, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  5. December 8, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  6. December 15, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST

TOPIC #1 ON SOUTH AFRICA

Topic 1 Due: January 31, 2022

TOPIC #2 ON SUSTAINABILITY

Topic 2 Due: July 31, 2022

 

* TWO NEW TOPICS ANNOUNCED ON AUGUST 1, 2022

**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.

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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