Certified Hospitality Educator
The American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute offers the CHE and many other professional certifications ... see
Culinary Institute of America
The Culinary Institute of America offers courses covering many aspects of the wine industry at the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies. These include a Wine Studies course in the associate degree program, an Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality bachelor’s degree concentration, and a Master’s Degree in Wine Management. Classes can also help pass the Certified Wine Professional (CWP) and Advanced Certified Wine Professional (ACWP) certifications.
Tremendous resource. Wine laws by region, producer classifications, production and climate data, grape varieties, viticulture and viniculture glossary, biodynamic preparations, must weight conversions between Öchsle, Baume, Brix, KMW (Klosterneuburger Mostwaage), wine barrel sizes by region, Information about spirits, cocktails, beer and sake
Online Luxury Service Training Certification
Napa Valley College's Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Management Department (HCTM) ) in partnership with the Forbes Travel Guide offers online luxury service training courses:
HCTM 200 Introduction to Luxury Service
HCTM 201 Luxury Service Standards
Rioja Wine Academy
Free Online Courses leading to the Rioja Wine Diploma, Diploma in Rioja Wine Tourism, Rioja Wine Diploma for Trade and Distribution, and Rioja Wine Certified Educator certifications
San Francisco Wine School
David Glancy MS CWE and other professionals host many workshops and events in South San Francisco, San Jose, and online. They offer their own wine certifications (CWAS and NWAS) as well as those for WSG, SWE, and WSET.
Society of Wine Educators
Respected certification programs: Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), Certified Wine Educator (CWE), Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS), Certified Spirits Educator (CSE), and the entry-level Hospitality/Beverage Specialist Certificate (HBSC) Search by name to verify credentials. Excellent maps and annual conference.
United States Bartenders' Guild
The Beverage and Bartending Compendium book covers information in the USBG Master Accreditation Spirits Professional and Advanced Bartender Exams
Wine Origins Alliance
Wine Location Specialist (WLS) is a collaboration between the CIVC (Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne) and the IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto)
Wines of Portugal Academy
Free online course of 6 modules that cover a variety of topics related to the Portuguese wine sector, from history, wine regions, grape varieties, wine styles and food pairing. A certificate of completion will be issued to you at the end of the course upon passing (80% correct) a multiple choice exam for each module.