Exams & Certificates

Put your pruning skills to test!
Obtain the VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy
certificates for the advanced level courses by passing practical exams.

The information on this page is for the students who are enrolled in the VINE PRUNER ADVANCED courses and wish to purchase the exams to obtain the certificate.

You can purchase the Exam or the Exam plus practical training session (optional).

Exam
The practical exam is divided into two sessions: the winter session which evaluates the students’ capacity to apply the principles of the SIMONIT&SIRCH Method to winter pruning, and the spring session which evaluates the students’ capacity to perform shoot selection applying the procedures described in the course.

Practical training session (Optional).
Practical training pruning session takes place in a vineyard and has a duration of 8 hours. It is only possible to purchase this together with the Exam and allows you to train whilebeing assisted by our Tutor.

Only students who are already enrolled in the VINE PRUNER ADVANCED courses and have already obtained the VINE PRUNER level certificate for the training system in question (or Guyot + Spurred Cordon VINE PRUNER Certificate), may purchase the exam and the practical training session.

Winter exams and practical sessions for 2022 have already been completed. The enrolled students will receive the information on dates and locations of the spring exam sessions by email.

The dates and locations of the exams and practical training sessions for 2022/23 season (Northern Hemisphere) willbe available in fall 2022.

Guyot Vine Pruner Advanced

Are you enrolled in Guyot* VINE PRUNER ADVANCED course and have you already obtained Guyot* VINE PRUNER certificate? 

Would you like to put your pruning skills to the test? 

Book the Exam: once you successfully pass it, you’ll receive your Guyot VINE PRUNER ADVANCED certificate. You can add a practical training session in the vineyard to the exam (optional).
*Or GUYOT+SPURRED CORDON.

Spurred Cordon Vine Pruner Advanced

Are you enrolled in Spurred Cordon* VINE PRUNER ADVANCED course and have you already obtained Spurred Cordon* VINE PRUNER certificate? 

Would you like to put your pruning skills to the test even further?

Book the Exam: once you successfully pass it, you’ll receive your Spurred Cordon VINE PRUNER ADVANCED certificate. You can add a practical training session in the vineyard to the exam (optional).
*Or GUYOT+SPURRED CORDON.

Guyot + Spurred Cordon Vine Pruner Advanced

Are you enrolled in Guyot + Spurred Cordon VINE PRUNER ADVANCED course and have you already obtained Guyot + Spurred Cordon VINE PRUNER certificate? 

Would you like to put your pruning skills to the test even more?

Book the Exam: once you successfully pass it, you’ll receive your Guyot + Spurred Cordon VINE PRUNER ADVANCED certificate. You can add a practical training session in the vineyard to the exam (optional).