Certification Exam

This is the Certification Exam required to earn a credential as a Certified Wine Expert (CWX) from Bartenders Association Internationale. Questions in the Certification Exam are based on the Certified Wine Expert Course Curriculum textbooks and training materials from Course Modules. If you have not studied these materials, then you might not be prepared to take this exam. We advise that you first complete the course modules and read the materials prior to taking your exam.


Certification is based on a pass/fail grading system. Students must correctly answer 80 or more of the 100 questions posed in the exam. Once the exam is passed successfully (scoring 80 or higher), the exam cannot be taken again to reach a higher score. Students who do not successfully pass the exam may choose to take the exam again for a fee.


  • All students have 90 minutes to complete the exam
  • There are 100 questions in the exam
  • Students must correctly answer at least 80 questions in order to pass the exam


Upon successful completion of all course requirements for this Program, graduates will be awarded a certificate which they can download online and a credential card customized with their name and graduating class date will be mailed to them. Note: We highly recommend that students complete all preparatory course modules in the CWX program before they consider taking the Certification Exam in order to be fully prepared.


Cost: $295

Includes access to online certification exam.



Lessons are based on the Certified Wine Expert Course Curriculum Textbook which is included in the purchase of Module 1.

Students who did not purchase Module 1 may purchase the texbook direct from Amazon through our online bookstore.



Certified Wine Expert® Program Has Been Approved by the American Culinary Federation for 100 Continuing Education Hours.