The Course

CERTIFIED SPECIALIST OF WINE (CSW)

The CSW is an industry leading certification that tests candidates on viticulture, grape varietals, regions, and regulations, with all exam content drawn from the CSW Study Guide directly.

The Mark Wine School offers On Premise National Account candidates the opportunity to elevate their wine education through CSW Certification. Successful completion of this certification permits candidates to use the CSW post-nominal.

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Included with The Mark Wine School package, each candidate shall receive the following:

  • Society of Wine Educators curriculum with study guide
  • Interactive education with a Certified Wine Educator
  • 8 weeks of online instruction
  • SWE Online Academy Access
  • Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) examination

The course will guide CSW students through various subjects via Webinar, which has been designed to aid students in their quest for CSW Certification.

Class Dates:

Classes commence on January 1st, April 1st, July 1st & October 1st.

Online Prep Classes Include:

  • Viticulture & Viniculture
  • Enology & Wine Composition
  • France
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • USA
  • Rest of the New World
  • Service, Sensory Analysis & Food Pairing

Examination Locations:

Candidates pursuing the CSW certification may now take the exam at a location very close to home. CSW exams are available throughout the world, by appointment, at Pearson Vue Professional Centers. Within a few days of purchase of the CSW Exam credit, you will receive an email with an authorization code. The authorization code will allow you to make an appointment and sit the exam at a Pearson Vue Professional Center at the time and place of your choosing. Authorization codes are good for one year.