CMS-A Programming Update: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) - we have suspended all programming through October 1st and will continue to monitor the situation closely. Informed decisions about programs currently scheduled will be made on a location by location basis. Please address programming questions to (707) 255-5056.
If your three-year time elapse between the Introductory Examination and Certified Sommelier Examination was due to expire in 2020, we have automatically extended it through 2021.
CMS-A Travel Restrictions: We prefer candidates attend a local program or one within driving distance. If you choose to travel by air, to best protect the health and safety of our candidates and Master Sommeliers from the uncertainty of COVID-19, please follow the air travel protocol below which has been recommended to us by one of the country’s leading epidemiologists, Dr. JoLynn Montgomery.
Candidates who plan to travel by air:
● Should fly in the day before the program or have quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.
● Last air travel was at least 17 days prior to the day before you fly to the program
● These restrictions do NOT supersede state, county, local restrictions. Many states are implementing a mandatory 14-day quarantine on travelers arriving from outside the state so please be sure to check each state’s governing website for the most up-to-date precautions/regulations.
● If you choose to travel, we recommend refundable plans.
Please check our schedule frequently for updates. Additional dates/locations for 2020 will be added as they are confirmed.