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Announcing the ASI Certification 1 on the 21st of November 2022

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

The ASI Certification 1 is suitable for any candidate looking to validate his/her competencies and obtain an international validation of his/her sommelier skills. This Certification is the first step into the ASI exam program and compliments the SASA Junior sommelier certification with a greater focus on international wines.

Any candidate who achieves a pass rate of a minimum of 65% will be awarded a certificate. This certificate will be signed by the ASI Exam Committee Director and the ASI President and will be issued by SASA.

You must be a SASA member. To become a member, click here.

DATE: 21st November 2022

TIME: 10:00 am


  • Cape Town: “The Wine Library” at Culture Wine Bar 103 Bree St.

  • Johannesburg: Swiss Hotel School, Turaco House, 33-35 Bond St, Ferndale, Randburg

  • Durban: Nedbank House, 30 Ingcuce Street, 13th Floor Suite 1302 (Albert street)

COST: R750

Questions of different formats will be used:

Short answers, multiple choices, maps, fill-the-blanks, pictures, short descriptions, calculations...

Note that an incorrect answer may yield a penalty point for multiple choice as per the ASI Guidelines.

The assessment will consist of 100 questions, yielding different points based on their complexity. The minimum pass mark is 65%.

The total of possible points shall be spread according to the following indicative formula: - Wine Knowledge 45% - Viticulture and Oenology 10% - Spirits 10% - Sommelier Skills 25% - Other Beverages 10%

Check the list of competencies here.

For more information, please email

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