Online Study with WSET®

At several course levels, WSET® offers online classes with the option of sitting the exam in New York City. As a courtesy to prospective online students, we provide the following information on this WSET® online program.

Online courses with a New York exam include the following:

• WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (Intermediate Course)
• WSET® Level 4 Diploma program courses

(See Upcoming Classes below for schedules.)

How does it work?

You register directly through WSET’s London Wine & Spirits School at the links below, take classes in a digital classroom led by a WSET® instructor, then sit your exam(s) at International Wine Center in New York City.

Level 4 Diploma students can also attend Tasting sessions in New York City for indepth tasting experience.

Who’s Eligible?

There are no entry requirements for the WSET® Level 2 online course with the London Wine & Spirits School.

For information on the Level 3 online course’s entry requirements, visit the WSET online page for the London Wine & Spirits School’s eligibility requirements.

Upcoming Classes

WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

Level 2 Intermediate Course
02W1711NY Apr. 8 – May 12, 2017
Exam: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:00pm
Registration is open until 6:59pm Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017

WSET® Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits

There are no Diploma Online Study offerings at this time.


Students may register for WSET® Online Classes directly on the links provided above. When registering for the online class with a New York exam, please be sure to follow the appropriate link as each class has it’s own registration page. Payment must be made online in British sterling.

Upon registration, you will receive course materials from International Wine Center by FedEx, a schedule for tasting days if applicable, and an e-mail from WSET® with instructions on logging into the online classroom. If you don’t receive study materials within seven business days of enrolling with WSET, phone IWC at (212) 239-3055.

WSET Level 4 Diploma Induction Course

Level 4 students must enroll in an Induction Course to the first Unit of the WSET Level 4 Diploma Online course that they take. (For new WSET Level 4 students, this will be in conjunction with Unit 2 registration.) This Induction Course will orient you to the tools and procedures of the Diploma Online program. The Induction Course is free when you register for any Unit of Diploma Online study.

Upcoming Level 4 Diploma Induction Courses:

O4W16U104NYIND June 4 – June 10, 2016

Tasting Sessions

You will be emailed a reminder of the Tasting Day if you are a WSET Level 3 or Level 4 online student. Please RSVP to this reminder by the date given.


A student may withdraw from a scheduled exam at International Wine Center without penalty if s/he notifies IWC within 15 business days of the scheduled exam date. After this cut-off date, fees will apply to reschedule.

To schedule an alternate exam date for those courses, students should consult the IWC Exams page and contact us to register at least 15 business days prior to the exam date. Exams for Units of Diploma study have more rigid cut-off deadlines, which are explained at the time of registration.