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Registration Policies

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. 

Registration Policy:

Candidates may register at any time prior to the listed course registration dates as long as empty seats are available. If the course is full, registration will close prior to the listed registration dates. 

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.

Cancellation Policy:

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 August 2023)
*All refunds are less the price of course materials already shipped, and shipping and processing costs.*

Online Courses: 

Online Course Cancellations:

Students must provide 14 business days (not including weekends or holidays) notice prior to the start date of their online course in order to receive a refund. Refunds will be less applicable processing fees. 

Online Course Date Transfers:

Students wishing to transfer their course to a later date must provide 14 business days notice (not including weekends or holidays) prior to the start date of their online course. Transfers will be subject to a $25 administrative fee that must be received 14 business days notice prior to the new course start date. Course transfers are only permitted for a new course beginning within 6 months of original course date.

Students wishing to transfer course dates with less than 14 business days notice will be subject to the following fees:

Level 1: $70

Level 2: $170

Level 3: $315

One exam registration is included in your course fee (either in-person or online).

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 listed below in "Resit Fees".

Online exam reschedules are limited to two reschedules per student.

In-Person Courses and In-Person Exams (All Levels): 

All students traveling in for/attending in-person courses and/or exams must give notice should they be unable to attend their course/exam.

Students that need to reschedule their exam date must give a minimum of 30 days notice prior to their exam date. Students can be rescheduled onto a future exam date for a $25 administrative fee. Administrative fee must be received no later than 30 days prior to new desired exam date in order to be confirmed on the new exam date. 

Students who need to change/cancel their in-person course/exam with less than 30 days notice will be charged the following rescheduling fees:

Level 1: $50

Level 2: $100 

Level 3: $150

In-person exam reschedules are limited to two exam reschedules per student. 

Resit Fees 

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 if applicable (to and from London), marking of the exam, and exam tasting samples (L3 tasting and L3 full exams only). 

L1 Wines Online Resit: $100

L1 In-Person Resit: $75

L2 Wines Online Resit: $135

L2 Wines In-Person Resit: $100

L3 Wines Resit - Tasting Only: $85

L3 Wines Resit - Theory Only: $120

L3 Wines Resit - Full Exam: $175


Study Aids Refund Policy: 

All flashcard set purchases will be delivered immediately via download link to the email provided during checkout. 

Flashcard sets are non-refundable.