CMS-A Programming Update: COVID-19 -The CMS-A is scheduling the next block of in-person Certified Sommeliers Exams for October through December; they will post to the website and open for registration once confirmed. In-person Introductory Sommelier Course and Exams will not start until Febraury of 2022; be sure to check out the online Introductory Sommelier Course and Exam option which is available now and provides students with 180 days to view and review recorded curriculum and take the online exam!
In-Person Programs: Proof of full vaccination for candidates and examiners is required at all CMS in-person programs through 2021. Fully vaccinated is defined as 2 doses of either Pfizer, Moderna, and Astrazeneca or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson.
Be sure to check our schedule frequently for updates as we will start posting 2022 in the coming week. Program questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 255-5056.
Intro Exam Time Elapse: Candidates whose three-year time elapse between the Introductory Examination and Certified Sommelier Examination 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.