What is a Certified Sommelier exam?

Certified Sommelier Examination. The Certified Sommelier Examination was created in 2006 to help prepare candidates for the rigors of the Advanced Sommelier Examination on the path leading to the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination.

What happens if I fail the Certified Sommelier examination?

Candidates who are not successful in passing the Certified Sommelier Examination must wait 90 days before retaking the examination; there is no reduced rate. All students must successfully complete the Certified Sommelier Examination before applying for the Advanced Course and the Advanced Examination.

How many questions are on the Sommelier exam?

The examination consists of 70 multiple-choice questions reflecting the content of the course and workbook and must be completed within 45 minutes. A minimum score of 60% is required to earn the Introductory Sommelier Course and Examination certificate and lapel pin.

What percentage do you need to pass the Sommelier exam?

The minimum passing score for each of the three sections is 75% as opposed to 60% for the Advanced Sommelier Examination. Students must first pass the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination-THEORY and then have three consecutive years to pass the remaining two parts of the examination.

How do you become a Master Sommelier?

Tasting Examination: Utilizing the Court of Master Sommeliers Deductive Tasting Method, candidates must describe and identify four wines (two white and two red) to the best of their ability. This is a written tasting that must be completed in 30 minutes.

What is a Certified Sommelier lapel pin?

The title and credential of ‘Certified Sommelier’ is well recognised in the Hospitality Sector globally. Wearing the Certified Sommelier Lapel Pin ensures your employer and dining public that you have skills in salesmanship, the beverage program, and wine tasting abilities that have been tested by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas.