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Resits & Rescheduling Exams

If for any reason you are not able to take your examination on your scheduled date, you must notify Slate Wine & Spirits Academy at least 10 business days prior to your examination in order to avoid a rescheduling fee. You are allowed to move your exam day one time without financial consequence as long as the conditions stated previously are met. If you cancel or change the date of your examination with less than 10 business days notice you must pay the rescheduling fee corresponding to your exam. Rescheduling fees for, both, in-person paper exams and remote invigilation exams are listed below.

    WSET Level 1 Award in Sake - $89
    WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits - $89
    WSET Level 1 Award in Wine - $89

    WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits - $129
    WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - $129

    WSET Level 3 Award in Wine:     Full Exam - $199          Theory Only - $129          Tasting Only - $129


We never want to see a student fail their exam, but it happens. If you fail an exam, that exam can be retaken as soon as you feel ready to resit the exam based on availability of exam dates. However, in order to resit an exam, you will need to contact Slate Wine & Spirits Academy in order to schedule your resit and you must pay the resit fee corresponding to your exam. Resit fees for, both, in-person paper exams and remote invigilation exams are listed below.

    WSET Level 1 Award in Sake - $89
    WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits - $89
    WSET Level 1 Award in Wine - $89

    WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits - $129
    WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - $129

    WSET Level 3 Award in Wine:     Full Exam - $199          Theory Only - $129          Tasting Only - $129


Scheduling a new in-person paper exam requires advance notice of at least 10 business days and is subject to the availability of Slate Wine & Spirits Academy’s Exams Officers. Slate Wine & Spirits Academy will make every effort to accommodate each request but makes no guarantee regarding the fulfillment of each request. For more information, contact Slate Wine & Spirits Academy’s Director of Education, Lee Pancake at lee@slatewineacademy.com.

Scheduling a new remote invigilation (computer based) exam requires advance notice of at least 15 business days and requires the candidate to choose a specific time of day for the exam to be held. This form of exam has a different set of requirements that an in-person paper exam but gives the candidate more flexibility in terms of exam date and time. For more information, contact Slate Wine & Spirits Academy’s Director of Education, Lee Pancake at lee@slatewineacademy.com.


Updated August 30, 2021