CWAS® Credential Exam


$ 250.00 

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The CWAS® Credential Exam is the only professional certification exam exclusively based on the wines of California. The CWAS® Credential Exam is a chance to test your knowledge of the wines, regions and laws of California. The full CWAS® program may be taken with the exam at the end and the individual classes and the exam may also be taken on their own. Studying California wine is a comfortable starting point for most local wine lovers who are apprehensive about tackling European regions right off the bat. The surprising complexity and diversity of California’s regions and wines is likely to hook students into trying more new things, touring the state firsthand and studying other wine regions of the world. Visitors and transplants will find the course to be a great introduction to all that can be discovered here.

The CWAS® credential will be awarded to those that pass the rigorous exam at the end of the series with a score of 80% or higher. Set yourself apart in the increasingly competitive wine industry labor market, earn the credential and help you guide your customers through the complex and rapidly changing California wine scene. Proving your mastery of the California wine landscape will make you more marketable and help you with further studies and other organizations’ advanced credential exams.

This workshop is part of the California Wine Appellation Specialist® program. As part of this workshop, you'll taste 6-8 wines related to the curriculum.

Want to learn more about California wine now? Watch Master Sommelier David Glancy in our educational videos filmed for Wine Institute and Discover California Wine.


San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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All attendees must be at least 21 years of age



San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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