What is Sommelier of Sake (International kikisake-shi)?

Sommelier of Sake (International Kikisake-shi) is a “sake specialist” who provides customers with sake in a foreign language, appropriately and accurately.
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What is an examination course?

This is a course where you can take the exam at the venues of “Tokyo”, “Osaka”, and “Other areas in Japan” and receive a pass / fail judgment.

Eligibility to take the exam Those who have reached the age at which they can drink alcohol according to the laws and regulations of the exam site at the time of application
Language Examination in Japan
English, Chinese (* Traditional Chinese ver.)
Examination at affiliated schools
 English, Chinese, Korean*, French * , Spanish * 
*Korean, French and Spanish can be taken only at some affiliated schools.
Please contact the affiliated school directly.
List of affiliated schools
Examination deadline Within one year from the month following the application date * (* The application date refers to the day when the payment procedure is completed)
Flow of qualification acquisition
Step.1 Application
We do not accept applications over the phone, please apply from the WEB.
We will send you a set of teaching materials within 7 business days after completing your application.
* Please select your home or office at the time of application. The delivery address is limited to Japan.
Step.2 Self-study
There is no workshop. Please do self-study using textbooks. It is possible to purchase alcoholic beverages separately as learning support materials.
* Please select your home or office address when you apply. The delivery address is limited to Japan only.
Step.3 Take the exam
Please take the exam at the venue on the day designated by SSI international.
Step.4 Pass / Fail Judgment To pass procedure
About two weeks after taking the exam, we will send a pass / fail notification to the registered e-mail address.
Teaching materials
No official text Official text With【Ver. English】Official text With【Ver. Chinese】
 All versions  General: 33,000 JPY(tax included)FBO certified member: 16,500 JPY (tax included)

*The date of the first application is from 1st April 2022. 
* Includes certification fee.
* Official text is not included in the cost.

 Ver. English 

General:  36,000 JPY(tax included)FBO certified member: 19,500 JPY (tax included)
*The date of the first application is from 1st April 2022. 
* Includes certification fee.

 Ver. Chinese 

General:  37,000 JPY(tax included)FBO certified member: 20,500 JPY (tax included)
*The date of the first application is from 1st April 2022. 
* Includes certification fee.

About retake If you fail or are absent, you can take the exam by paying the re-examination fee.
In that case, the exam results that meet the passing criteria will be valid only within the exam deadline, and only the exams that have failed (eg, 1st only, 3rd only, etc.) will be taken.
General:  14,000 JPY(tax included)FBO certified member: 7,000 JPY (tax included)

 The date of the first application is until the end of March 2022  

Tuition fee
No official textOfficial text With【Ver. English】Official text With【Ver. Chinese】
 All versions 

General: 25,000 JPY(tax included)FBO certified member: 12,500 JPY (tax included)
* Includes certification fee.
* Official text is not included in the cost.

 Ver. English 

General:  28,000 JPY(tax included)FBO certified member: 15,500 JPY (tax included)
* Includes certification fee.

 Ver. Chinese 

General:  29,000 JPY(tax included)FBO certified member: 16,500 JPY (tax included)
* Includes certification fee.

Certification fee 5,000 JPY (including certificate and certificate) We will charge you when you register for certification after passing the exam.

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.

Certificates

 

* Please scroll and check until the end.

I have confirmed and agreed to the “Notes” and “Application Terms”.