What is International Sake Lecturer?
In recent years, various people such as young people, women, and  people around the world have come to enjoy sake.
The common need for so-called beginners is not just “I want to drink” but “I want to drink after knowing”.
As if to prove this, Sake seminars are frequently held all over the world.
However, not many people have the skills of a proper lecturer.
“International Sake Lecturer” is a sake instructor who has not only knowledge of sake but also the skill of “teaching”.

In addition to the “instruction skills,” “communication skills,” and “planning skills” required for an “International Sake Lecturer,” there is  “specialty skills,” which are specialized knowledge of sake, are required.
The International Sake Lecturer workshop offers practical programs to improve these four skills.

The profit of International Sake Lecturer
“International Sake Lecturer” can host a seminar for consumer qualification “Sake Navigator” *
International Sake Lecturer have the right to certify “Sake Navigator” qualifications to the participants of the seminars they sponsor.
“Sake navigator” is a qualification that is positioned as an “introduction qualification” for the food and beverage industry or a “consumer qualification” for enjoying sake.
A “Navigator Certificate” will be given to the certified person, which will motivate the students to participate in the seminar.
* NPO FBO enrollment procedures (submission of enrollment application, payment of enrollment fee annual membership fee (including registration fee for official and certified qualification year), procedure for next year annual membership fee account transfer) are required.

About Remote learning & Examination course
You can study at any time and place for exam preparation at home and take the exam at the venue.
The materials (text) will be shipped within 7 days after the procedure is completed, so you can start studying immediately. There is no lecture video, so please use the official textbook to study for yourself.
* We do not hold exam preparation seminars.

Qualifications for attending & examination International kikisake-shi (SSI INT’L certified)
Language English, Chinese (traditional, simplified)
Exam deadline Within one year from the month following the date of attendance at the time of initial application
Teaching materials
English Ver.Chinese Ver. (traditional, simplified)
・What is an Ideal Lecturer?
・Communication Skills.
・Instructional Skills.
・Planning Skills.
・Necessary knowledge for lecturers
・Seminar Session.

『日本酒之基 SSI國際唎酒師官方教材』
『國際日本酒講師 中文課程』
Exam time 12:30〜15:20
1st exam
(50 minutes)

[Writing] Selection type (partially descriptive type)

Question range
that asks for specialized knowledge of sake 
Chinese:Textbook『日本酒之基 SSI國際唎酒師官方教材』

Second exam
(50 minutes)

[Writing] Descriptive type (partial selection type)

Question range
that asks the knowledge necessary as an instructor English: Text “SSI INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL LECTURER” Chinese: Text “International Sake Instructor Chinese Course

Third exam
(50 minutes)
Evaluation comment of sake in lecture demonstration and blind tasting
・ Lecture demonstration (10 minutes)
・ Sake seminar practice assuming beginners
・ Evaluation comment of sake (pre-tasting 1 minute / evaluation comment 1 minute)

* Pass criteria: 70% or more correct answer rate for each exam

Tokyo venue

Exam date Certification date
Monday, September 26, 2022 November 1, 2022
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 December 1, 2022
Saturday, October 29, 2022 December 1, 2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 January 1, 2023
Sunday, December 4, 2022 February 1, 2023
Sunday, January 15, 2023 March 1, 2023
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 March 1, 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 April 1, 2023
Sunday, February 12, 2023 April 1, 2023
Sunday, March. 26 2023 May 1, 2023
Monday, March. 27 2023 May 1, 2023
Sunday, April. 23 2023 June 1, 2023
Wednesday, April. 26 2023 June 1, 2023
Tuesday, May. 23 2023 July 1, 2023
Saturday, May. 27 2023
July 1, 2023
Sunday, June 25, 2023 August 1, 2023
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 August 1, 2023
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 September 1, 2023
Saturday, July 29, 2023 September 1, 2023
Sunday, August 27, 2023 October 1, 2023
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 October 1, 2023
Tokyo venue

Tokyo Venue: FBO Academy Tokyo School (1-15-17 Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku, TN Koishikawa Building 7F)
Nearest station ▶ Toei Mita Line “Kasuga Station” 3 minutes walk / Toei Oedo Line “Kasuga Station” 8 minutes walk
Tokyo Metro Namboku 8 minutes walk from “Korakuen Station” on the line / 10 minutes walk from “Korakuen Station” on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Examination fee & Application
  The date of the first application is from January 2022  
Examination fee 35,000JPY(tax included)(including certification fee, certificate and certification chapter fee)
About retake If you fail or are absent, you can take the test by paying the re-examination fee.
In that case, the test results that meet the passing criteria will be valid only within the test deadline, and only the tests that have failed (eg, 1st only, 3rd only, etc.) will be taken.
Retake fee: 17,500 JPY
 The date of the first application is until the end of December 2021  
 Certification fee 5,000JPY(tax included)(including certificate and certificate)
About retake If you fail or are absent, you will have to apply for the exam again. (There is no re-examination fee set.)
However, only the exam results that meet the passing criteria are valid and the exams that fail (eg, 1st only, 3rd only, etc.) are valid only within the examination deadline. You will take the exam.


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