I took the certified twice this year, recently in August. Passed Theory and Tasting.Unfortunately I failed service.I was thrown on the opening instructions and I became somewhat flustered.I feel I was very close and don’t want to give up but not able to retake for three months it will be over my 3 years limit.Any suggestions on how to get a extension. Thanks
I believe you need a letter from a MS for an extension. I may be wrong but they have all the info on the mastersommeliers.org website
You should check with Kathleen or Kady when you have questions like these, but I do believe that the time limit from Intro to Certified is to attempt the exam, not pass it... Since you have now taken it (and passed two parts! Congrats!!), I think you are fine to take it again when you can...
@ Sherri: directly from the CMS - Americas website ...
The time the CMS allows between passing the Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam and taking the Certified Sommelier Exam is 3 years; 5 years with a recommendation from a Master Sommelier who is directly mentoring you. After the elapsed time students are required to retake the Introductory Course & Exam in order to apply for the Certified Exam.
Candidates must wait at least 90 days from their last attempt prior to retaking the Certified Sommelier Examination. We do not offer a discounted retake rate for the Certified Sommelier Examination.
I reached out to Kady because I had taken level 2, did not pass and my 3 years time limit was also coming up quickly. She told me that because I had attempted the exam that was all that was required to meet the 3 year timeline and I did not have to retake level 1. Double check with her but you should be fine. Good luck!
Thanks I will.
Thanks ,good luck to you also.