Vaccination Policy for In-Person Programs: Proof of full vaccination for candidates and Master Sommeliers is required at all CMS in-person programs until further notice. Fully vaccinated is defined as 2 doses of either Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, and CoronaVac or 1 dose of either Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) or Convidecia at least 10 days prior to the program. Masks will be worn at ALL times by candidates and examiners except when tasting and lecturing. Masks can be removed during service at the candidate's discretion.
Intro Exam Time Elapse: Candidates whose three-year time elapse between the Intro Exam and Certified Exam was due to expire in 2020-2022, have automatically been granted an extension through December 31, 2022.
CMS-A Recusal Policy: The CMS-A wants you to feel your most comfortable come exam time. Therefore, candidates are able to request that specific Master Sommelier examiners are recused from adjudicating their efforts.
To request recusal(s), log into your account at www.mastersommeliers.org, click on My Account in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Scroll down to the My Recusal Requests section of the page and use the Add Recusal Request button. Begin typing in the Master Sommelier's first name then select their full name from the drop down list. Please submit all recusal requests no later than two weeks prior to you exam.