Exam FAQ

Q) How long till I hear back from WSET with my results?

A) Exams are couriered to WSET for marking the day after the exam. They usually take 4-5 business days to arrive. WSET then typically takes about 2 weeks to mark Level 1 and 2 or about 8 weeks to mark Level 3. Due to the pandemic and other issues these timelines are currently longer.

For Remote Invigilation exams it is currently taking about 1-2 weeks to get results.

Q) If I miss my online remote invigilation exam, can I rebook it and how much will that cost? 

A) Cancellations for exam bookings must be made 10 working days before the exam. Cancellations within 10 days of the exam are non-refundable with WSET. If you miss your RI exam and need to re-book the current costs can be found at the bottom of the page here.

Online Courses FAQ

Visit our WSET Online Classes info page first to see if that answers your questions!

Q) Are the course prices in USD or CAD?

A) All prices are in Canadian (CAD) dollars as we are based in British Columbia, Canada.

Q) Are wine samples included in the online wine course price?

A) No, wine samples are not included in online courses and are the responsibility of the student to purchase the samples suggested by their tutor. You can see the recommended sample list in the Specification for Level 1 & Level 2. You aren’t necessarily expected to taste every wine though but will be guided by your tutor. Spirits Specifications can be found at Level 1 & Level 2.

Q) Where do I find a list of the recommended wine and spirit samples?

A) You can see the recommended sample list in the Specification for Wine Level 1 & Level 2 and Spirits Level 1 & Level 2. You aren’t necessarily expected to taste every sample though but will be guided by your tutor.

Q) Do I have to be in British Columbia to take the online WSET courses with Wine Plus+?

A) No, you can take the online classes from anywhere and even sit the exam in your home.

Q) When and where do I take my exam for online courses?

A) Online Course Exam Options:

You will have the option to either sit the exam with a scheduled class (exams are run on the final class of any scheduled dates) or take the exam by Remote Invigilation.

In Class:  You can sit the exam with any level 1, 2 or 3 class in any of our locations. Please book 21 days in advance. See wineplus.ca for upcoming class dates. Exams are on the final day of all scheduled courses. In-class exam fee is included in the course price.

Remote Invigilation: Alternatively, you can sit the exam through Remote Invigilation. Remote exams cost an extra $45. Remote exams must be booked with Wine Plus+ 28 days in advance and can be at any time you like (except between 10:30pm and midnight UK time). Click here for more info on Remote Invigilation exams from the WSET site.

Qualification FAQ

Q) What is the difference between WSET and sommelier training?

A) Click here for great description on the different courses offered for different paths in wine.