Level 3 of the Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Course hones in on sensory assessment skills through instructional tasting exercises and selective trials to identify the presence and degree of defects and quality characteristics. Day 2 will be reserved for proficiency testing and the conferring of certificates of completion. This 2-day course marks the completion of the Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Courses. Those who complete all three levels and meet proficiency benchmarks will receive their Olive Oil Sommelier Certificate in the mail after the course concludes.

Executive Director, Olive Oil Sommelier Certification program: Curtis Cord, publisher of Olive Oil Times and president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

  • Sensory assessment
  • Tasting exercises
  • Ability to detect presence and degree of defects and quality characteristics
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • Certified cobalt tasting glass
  • Certificate of completion at course end


Note: Olive Oil Sommelier Certification is a 3-course comprehensive, certification series. As a pre-requisite, successful completion of Course 1 and Course 2 is required prior to attending this course.

About Olive Oil Times Education Lab:

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab supports projects that foster a greater understanding of olive oil through collaborative initiatives with partner organizations. Olive Oil Times is an independent online publication, and the leading source of olive oil industry news and information.



02/10/2017 – $800
Thur & Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.