For those candidates who cannot attend Diploma class in Chicago, the American Wine School offers Digital Learning via WSET Online programs. Classes are launched January and June each year.

Since there are no set class dates, studying online offers candidates the flexibility to fit their studies around their commitments and lifestyle. Your WSET program will work to keep you moving through the program, but you can work on your own as your schedule allows. In addition, the American Wine School offer access to online videos, online presentations, recorded classes, and live tasting days when you are in Chicago sitting an exam.

Please note exams are NOT given online. Each Unit has specific exam dates. Once you sign up for the course, you will automatically be signed up for the exam date associated with the course. If you have questions or are in need of more information, please email

June 2020 Online Diploma Launch

June 1st, 2020: Registration deadline May 1st, 2020.

To register, sign and return the Candidate Agreement Form:Online CAF 2019-2020

While there are no set class dates for the online classes (candidates are free to make their own study schedule), there are set exam dates and live classes and/or tasting classes on exam days. For a list of exams and tasting days: June Online 2020 class schedule Revised 11-2019

Course Fee: WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines Fees 2019

Candidate checklist:

Before signing up, all candidates should download and read the following:

  1. Diploma Specification: Diploma in Wines 2019-2020 Specification

  2. Theory Guidance: L4Diploma_TheoryGuidance_Jul2019

  3. Tasting Guidance: L4Diploma_TastingGuidance_Jul2019

  4. WSET Diploma SAT: wset_l4wines_sat_en_may2019

Tuition Fees & Payments:

Tuition payment must be made prior to the start of the first class. All course fees include materials, class, wines and exams. Please note the course fee may change during the year. 

D1 Vinification & Viticulture $975 (includes registration fee)

D2 Business of Wine $650

D3 Wines of the World $2220

D4 Sparkling Wines $600

D5 Fortified Wines $600

D6 Independent Research Paper $350