The Level 1 Wine online course is a 4-week program. An online tutor guides the WSET online classroom. Weekly topics can be viewed by logging into the online classroom anytime during the week (there are set start and finish dates for each week, but not set class times.)

At home tasting activities are also provided to familiarize students with a systemic approach to tasting at an intermediate level.  When the course is over, students arrange with American Wine School, an Approved Program Provider, to take the exam in person at an American Wine School location.

The Level 1 Online Learning course fee includes study kit and exam fee. The total cost is $185 per person. All exams take place in Chicago, IL.