2023 Programming: The 2023 program schedule will start to post in November. New dates for Introductory and Certified programs are posted on Mondays, generally about three months before scheduled programs. Program transfers cannot be made from one calendar year to the next.
Vaccination Policy for In-Person Program (October 6, 2022): Vaccinations or a negative PCR test are recommended, but not required for CMS-A programs, pending any local regulations that would supersede this policy. We will continue to monitor CDC recommendations.
Intro Exam Time Elapse: Students 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 due to the pandemic through December 31, 2023.
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.