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CAPS believes strongly in training, education and ongoing development for professionals within our industry; and for those who have a passion for wine and learning. Here you will find an overview of programs offered by each chapter.

Individuals who have already received certification through a program recognized by CAPS are welcome to join as accredited members.

CAPS Professional Sommelier Certification Program

CAPS Professional Sommelier Certification Program

The Sommelier profession offers an exciting and rewarding career in the hospitality and tourism industries in the areas of wine and beverage management, wine sales, wine marketing, and all aspects of wine and beverage service. In conjunction with CAPS, currently George Brown College and Niagara College (Niagara-on-the-Lake) deliver the CAPS Certified Sommelier Program for those for those interested in pursuing a career as a professional sommelier. Upon successful completion, students receive a joint certificate from CAPS and the college where the student is registered. The sommelier certificate is recognized in all 44 countries with which CAPS is affiliated. Graduates will be granted a complementary one year membership to CAPS. This membership provides full membership privileges with the exception of voting rights.

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