Become an ISG Certified Sommelier


For professionals and enthusiasts



Sommelier Certification IWC

The International Sommelier Guild is the professional Sommelier Certification body that accredits through Sommelier courses with direct instruction.

Upon successful completion of the Sommelier Certification IWC, you will become a member of the International Sommelier Guild. We strive to support the professional development of our members including a referral program for career opportunities and sponsorship of exclusive member tastings and events. You will not only graduate with a certificate that designates you as a leader in wine, you will become a part of a community that strives to help each other grow.

Intermediate Wine Certificate (IWC)Online: $500 USD; in class: $850 USD (Tuition includes all examinations)

Whether building on an existing career in hospitality or enhancing your enjoyment of wines; the ISG IWC curriculum will build an extensive foundation to the world of wine, food, service and management.

What you learn, what you get?

A broad foundational course designed for those interested in beginning a serious hospitality career or for those wanting to enjoy the subject.

Understanding of the most prevalent grapes used in the wine industry, based on a varietal approach.

You will study the correct and methodical approach to wine evaluation.

Acquire knowledge and experience of correct professional sensory evaluation.

Address Fortified and sparkling wine.

Learn correct wine terminology, understand label information, appellation concepts, service techniques as well as food and wine pairing theories.

Gain an appreciation for all types of wines and feel comfortable and confident when selecting and buying wine.

Structured and clear learning materials designed and build by our board of education. The ISG is the only Sommelier educational body that has its own learning materials, published books and standardized curriculum!

Course structure and requirements.

8 sessions totaling 24 clock hours in total, (you will need a minimum of 3 to 1-hour ratio of additional home studying to be successful) whether online or in class delivery.

All sessions have a structural set-up and consist of: Lecture, Tasting, Review and Quiz to gain reinforcements of materials.