Certification

Certification Levels

The Court of Master Sommeliers is a four-level education program consisting of 4 exams and 2 courses. The process begins with the Introductory Sommelier Course and Examination and ends with the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination.

CMSA Digital Badge Introductory

Introductory Sommelier Course & Examination

CMSA Digital Badge Certified

Certified
Sommelier Examination

CMSA Digital Badge Advanced

Advanced Sommelier
Course & Examination

CMSA Digital Badge Master

Master Sommelier
Diploma Examination

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Exams

The Court of Master Sommeliers offers four examination levels, which must be passed in sequence. Everyone pursuing the sommelier journey must begin with the Introductory Sommelier Course and Examination.

Courses

The Introductory and Advanced Sommelier Courses must first be completed prior to taking their requisite Sommelier Examinations. The Deductive Tasting Workshop is an optional course that walks you through the deductive tasting method.

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