Sommelier Exams are run by several major certification bodies. For an overview of standardized sommelier certifications, please review The Guide to Wine Certifications in America. At the end of the day, what type of wine certification you earn is less important than the school you attend. For information and reviews of wine schools, check out our Reviews of Wine Schools in America.
Each program listed here is rated on a 100 point scale. Ratings are based on several key factors: accreditation, industry acceptance, educational standards, and transparency. New ratings will be added on a weekly basis.
All wine certification bodies will be reviewed, and all will be updated on a quarterly basis. This includes The Court of Master Sommeliers, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, The Institute of Masters of Wine, The National Wine School, Society of Wine Educators, North American Sommelier Association, International Sommelier Guild, and the International Wine Guild.