CSW Study Guide and Exam Updates



The 2017 CSW Study Guide and Workbook are now in stock and shipping from the SWE Home Office. 

The exam based on the 2017 CSW Study Guide is up and running at Pearson Vue testing centers, and we expect the ebook to be available in the next week or (the exact date will be announced once it can be confirmed).

CSW exams delivered via paper-and-pencil will be based on both the 2015 and 2017 study guides through April 1, 2017. (This means that either book may be used for study.) After April 2, 2017, paper-and-pencil exams will be based solely on the 2017 Study Guide.

For candidates that have previously purchased the CSW Exam and have an exam authorization code based on the 2015 Study Guide, the 2015 exam will be available at Pearson Vue Testing Centers until December 31, 2017.

ebook: The 2017 CSW Study Guide is now available as a ebook via Amazon.com.

CSW Exams: CSW Exams are available at Pearson Vue Testing Centers. For more information about how to schedule your exam at a Pearson Vue center, click here.

Online Prep Course: Our next CSW Online Prep Course is scheduled to begin in March of 2017. The aim of the prep course is to get attendees “as prepared as humanly possible” for a successful sitting of the CSW Exam. Online prep courses are available, free-of-charge, to Professional members of SWE who have a valid CSW Exam attendance credit.


On page 136 of the CSW 2017 study guide, in the last paragraph on the left-hand side, in the second sentence, it reads “Corvina is considered to be the quality grape of the four,” – this should read “the quality grape of the three.”

On page 269 of the CSW 2107 study guide, in the first paragraph under the heading “History” – it notes that the Daizenji Temple is located in the present-day Fukuoka Prefecture; this should read “the present-day Yamanashi Prefecture.”

If you have any questions regarding the availability of CSW Study Guides or Exams, please contact our Director of Education at jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org


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