Age Requirement for Courses
All students must be 21 years of age or older before the first day of their course. Refunds will not be given for underage students trying to register for courses/exams.
Candidates may register at any time prior to the beginning of the class, as long as empty seats are available. It is recommended candidates register as early as possible in order to receive shipped course materials in a timely manner and begin reviewing the material prior to class (Levels 2 and 3). Level 1 materials are all online and accessible the first day of the course.
Study materials will be shipped to Level 2 and 3 candidates within 2 business days of registration, via a trackable method. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure shipments reach them safely once the package has been marked as delivered. Wine Academy of Las Vegas is not responsible for loss of course materials after the package is marked as delivered. Shipping and postage costs are included in tuition prices.
Wine Academy of Las Vegas (WALV) reserves the right to cancel or change course dates and times. In the rare event this must occur, candidates will be notified of the new dates/times. If candidates are unable to attend the new times, a full refund will be issued to the candidate. If candidates cannot attend, they must contact WALV for a cancellation form and submit it to the school. Cancellation forms may be obtained by contacting the school.
Refund Policy (Updated November 2022)
All refunds are less the price of course materials already shipped, and shipping and processing costs.
Students must provide 10 business days (not including weekends or holidays) notice prior to the start date of their online course in order to receive a refund.
Online exam options are available to Level 1 and Level 2 candidates at no extra cost.
Level 3 does not have an online exam option available. All Level 3 exams must be taken in-person in Las Vegas.
Candidates will need to provide a minimum of 14 days notice if they are unable to sit a scheduled online exam. Changes/cancellations with less than 14 days notice, or missed exams will require a rescheduling fee equal to the resit fees below.
In-Person Courses/Exams (All Levels):
Students traveling in for/attending in-person courses and/or exams must give 30 days notice should they be unable to attend their course/exam. Students that give required notice if they are unable to attend will be rescheduled onto a future course date at no cost.
Students who need to change/cancel their course/exam with less than 30 days notice will be charged a rescheduling fee of $50 for Levels 1 & 2 exams, and $150 for Level 3 exams.
Candidates who are unsuccessful in their examination attempts, or need to reschedule will be able to resit the examination with a resit fee. This fee covers registration on a new exam date, exam ordering, exam shipping (to and from London), marking of the exam, and exam tasting samples (L3 tasting and L3 full exams only).
L1 Wines Resit: $90
L2 Wines Resit: $125
L3 Wines Resit - Tasting Only: $75
L3 Wines Resit - Theory Only: $100
L3 Wines Resit - Full Exam: $165