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These Major Wine and Spirits Certifications Can Now Be Earned Entirely at Home

The COVID-19 pandemic already led to the cancellation of this year's Master of Wine exams.Now, another major wine educator has announced it will be offering many of its exams online for the first time.The Wine & Spirit Education Trust—perhaps the most-recognized wine certification course—is going digital. Level 1 Awards in Wines, Spirits, and Sake and Level 2 Awards in Wines and Spirits will be offered as online exams.The trust says that "many exams" had been canceled or postponed, so the online exams should help address that issue.The majority of the actual courses are already available online; only the exams themselves had to be taken in person.Now students can "study for, and complete" these courses entirely at home from "anywhere in the world.".For those wondering if online exams could devalue the certifications by allowing cheating, they addressed this head-on.Their remote invigilation system "enables students to sit their exam at home on a computer whilst monitored."

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