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Wine And Spirits Academies

The Society of Wine Educators offers a variety of educational resources for its members and certification aspirants. One such resource is the Online Wine and Spirits Academy, available for Professional Members of SWE. The online academies are designed to supplement a candidate’s course of study in preparation for the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Exam and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) Exam. Both academies offer a wealth of information in their respective subjects, as well as automatically graded quizzes and exercises designed to help candidates identify what topics they’ve mastered and what areas they may need to re-examine.

Access to the Online Academies is included in the Professional level membership, which costs $135 per year.  If you already are a Professional member, log into your account and you will see the Academy Access link on your Account home page. If you have any problems logging on, please email

Please note for best user experience, we recommend using a personal computer or laptop.

To use on a mobile device you must download the Go.Learn app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Please enter, as the platform URL. This does not work with every mobile device, we highly recommend using a PC or Laptop.

Please see the information pages for the Certified Specialist of Wine and Certified Specialist of Spirits exams for further information about the many educational resources we offer. 

How it Works

The Society of Wine Educators has the resources you need to advance your knowledge and expertise in the wine and spirit industry.

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a Member

Go to Catalog + Store to purchase a Professional, Industry, or Corporate membership.


Choose your preferred study resources: Study Guides/Workbooks, flashcards/practice exams/ map exercises, and online prep classes.


Purchase the certification or certificate of your choice in our Catalog + Store. Once, you have your exam authorization email, schedule your exam in-person or online.


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