The 2½ hour closed-book examination is made up of:
Unit 1: a two-part theory examination
Part 1 is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions
Part 2 is made up of short answer questions
Unit 2: a tasting examination of two spirit samples tasted blind
Successful completion requires passing both parts of the theory examination (Unit 1), and the tasting examination (Unit 2), to achieve the qualification.
On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated certified logo.
This course includes:
WSET course-pack (text book, study guide, SAT card)
Tutored tasting of numerous spirits samples aligned with WSET specifications
You will need to bring:
6 ISO tasting glasses (If you wish to purchase a set ($30) please let us know when you register);
Condensed Format: 5 full condensed days Monday to Fridays (8:30 am to 5:00 pm), with exam on Saturday morning.
$1,495.00 CAD all inclusive.
Please note that IWEG is HST exempt.
Income tax receipts are issued to all students for the applicable tax year.
IWEG cancellation and refund policy:
Withdrawal up to 2 weeks prior to course start date: Refund of tuition, less $150 administration fee.
Withdrawal between 2 weeks and 3 days prior to course start date: Refund of 50% of tuition less $150 administration fee.
Withdrawal 3 days or less to course start date: No refund Please note all course materials are paid upon registration, and are non-refundable.
Condensed classes only: Withdrawal up to 4 weeks prior to course start date: Refund of tuition, less $150 administration fee. 4 weeks prior to course start date: No refund.
Policy on changing your exam date to an alternative date:
When you register for a WSET or WSG course, you are booked to take your exam on a specific date. This is listed on our website and in your course schedule. You can view this before registering, and when you register, you will be reminded. If you decide not to write your exam on the date you are registered for, this is what you must know:
For WSET Levels 1 to 3 and WSG courses, you have to ask to change the date at least 15 days before the exam date, by emailing
For WSET Level 4 Diploma, you must get in touch with the school by the deadline stated in your course schedule
You must pick a new exam date within 12 months from the start of your current course.
You may change your exam date a maximum of two times during the 12 months. You can choose from any exam dates/re-sit dates listed on the course page of the IWEG website. It is possible that your first choice may not work, if the exam is full.
Each time you change your exam date, there is a $150 fee.
After the 12-month period, from the start of your current course, if you still need to sit the exam, you will be charged an exam “re-sit” fee, which varies depending on the course, as well as the $150 fee.
The only exception to this policy is in case of a valid and verified personal or family emergency, subject to approval from WSET and WSG.