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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 in-person Exam and/or the practical training sessions that are planned to be held in Italy in 2022/23.

 

Consult the calendar here

Exam
The practical exam is divided into two sessions of about 4 hours each: 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.

The winter session will take place in the morning, and the spring session in the afternoon.

You can consult the calendar here and choose the dates and location that are best for you.

The dates of the spring sessions of the exams and practical training sessions are subject to change in the event of unforeseen weather-related events and the development of the plants. If you are unable to join the spring session, it will be possible to do it the following year or to change location.



Practical training session

The practical training pruning sessions take place in a vineyard and they allow you to train your winter pruning and shoot selection skills with the help of our tutors. The practical training sessions help you to prepare for the exam. The winter session, of about 8 hours, takes a whole day, while the spring session, of about 4 hours, is held in the morning of the day of the exam.

You can consult the calendar here and choose the dates of the practical training session and location that are best for you.

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.



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 Guyot practical training session and/or the exam: once you successfully pass the exam, you’ll receive your Guyot VINE PRUNER ADVANCED certificate. You can also purchase the exam or the practical training session in the vineyard separately.
*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 Spurred Cordon training session and/or the exam: once you successfully pass the exam, you’ll receive your Spurred Cordon VINE PRUNER ADVANCED certificate. You can also purchase the exam or the practical training session in the vineyard separately.
*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 Guyot + Spurred Cordon training sessions and the exams: once you successfully pass the exams, you’ll receive your Guyot + Spurred Cordon VINE PRUNER ADVANCED certificates. You can also purchase the exams or the practical training sessions in the vineyard separately.