CAPS Certified Sommelier Program


Our CAPS Certified Sommelier Program – offered in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) – provides advanced professional development for those aspiring to be sommeliers. Professional sommeliers are well-versed in food and wine pairing and have an in-depth knowledge of other beverages and how they relate to food. Successful sommeliers design, develop, and execute customized wine programs for a variety of establishments. They ensure the positive development of customer, staff, and business relationships that support and promote responsible operational success. This CAPS program takes just over a year to complete, and the initial courses in wine production methods and sensory development introduce you to the skills and concepts that are fundamental to the later courses.

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Admission Requirement(s)

You must secure formal admission (see How To Apply) before you can register for courses. Obtaining admission is dependent upon meeting these admission requirements:

How to Apply

You must complete the CAPS Certified Sommelier Program PDF registration application form and submit it to the department co-ordinator at You will be contacted with the details about the entrance exam after you submit your application.

Completion Details

Once you have completed all the requirements of this program, you can request to receive a certificate – a joint one from CAPS and George Brown College – using the department contact information on this web page. You will also receive sommelier certification from CAPS.

Additional Information

Award Eligibility:

This program is part of the LCBO Spirit of Inclusion Initiative.

Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts
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