Online Test Prep Classes

wine online 8The Society of Wine Educators offers online prep classes for the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) Exams. These classes are offered free-of-charge to Professional Members of SWE who hold a current exam attendance credit. The current Study Guide and Workbook for each exam are used as course textbooks.  See below for more specific information on each course:

The Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Online Prep Class:

SWE offers a guided online CSW Prep Course, free of charge, to individual Professional Members of SWE who have a current CSW Exam Attendance Credit.

The course is offered several times a year and is led by our Director of Education, Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE.

The Online CSW Prep Class is a guided, instructor-led course intended to prepare you – as much as humanly possible – for a successful sitting of the CSW Exam.

The CSW Prep class is currently taught as a 13-module course. Each module’s activities include of a weekly live SWEbinar, Study Guide reading assignments, workbook assignments, a “wine of the week” for tasting and/or study, carefully curated links for further in-depth learning, videos, and a weekly “check-out” quiz intended to help you recap and contextualize the week’s materials.  We also have a “learning community” via a class Facebook group used for questions, comments, updates and SWEbinar reminders.

CSW Prep Classes do tend to fill up – in order to get a spot, you should plan on requesting a spot as soon as you have purchased your CSW Exam credit.

We are currently taking reservations for our next scheduled CSW online prep class that will begin the week of January 8, 2018 and end on April 22. For this session, the live, online webinars that are offered as a part of the class will be held on Mondays (at 10:00 am central time and repeated at 7:00 pm central; each webinar lasts anywhere from one to one-and-a-half hours).    The class will use the 2017 version of the CSW Study Guide and Workbook and candidates must have an authorization code based on the 2017 edition of the exam.   

Click here for more information on the educational activities and resources provided by SWE for CSW Candidates.

To register for an online prep class, please contact Jane at jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org

Fig 11-2 CosmopolitanThe Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) Online Prep Class:  

SWE offers a 10-module online CSS Prep Course, free of charge, to individual Professional Members of SWE who have a current CSS Exam Attendance Credit.

The course is offered several times a year and is led by our Director of Education, Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE.

The Online CSW Prep Class is a guided, 10-week course intended to prepare you – as much as humanly possible – for a successful sitting of the CSS Exam.

Each week’s activities consists of a weekly live SWEbinar, Study Guide reading assignments, a “taste of the week” for tasting and/or study, carefully curated links for further “learning in-depth” reading, video, and activities, and a weekly “check-out” quiz intended to help you recap and contextualize the week’s materials.  We also have a “learning community” via a class Facebook page used for questions, comments, updates and SWEbinar reminders.

We are currently taking reservations for our next CSS Online Prep Class, scheduled to begin the week of January 16, 2018 and end on March 31. For this  session, the live, online webinars that are offered as a part of this class will be held on Tuesdays (at 10:00 am central time and repeated at 7:00 pm central; each webinar lasts anywhere from one to one-and-a-half hours).  This will be the last class we will offer that will use the use the 2016 version of the CSS Study Guide and Workbook (available now).

Click here for more information on the educational activities and resources provided by SWE for CSS Candidates.

To request a spot in an online test prep class, please contact Jane Nickles at jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org

CWE Students – and CWEs! We also host Facebook Groups for Professional Members of SWE who are studying for the CWE or for current CWEs who would like to continue their studies. These groups offer frequent updates on the world of wine, networking and discussions, as well as “book club-style” study groups using the recommended reading materials as posted for the CWE. Contact Jane Nickles for more information:  jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org

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Good luck with your studies!

 

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