International Wine Center Complaint - Fake degree!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The International Wine Center in New York City runs the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) programs. They claim this is a program that will train you to be a wine professional.
The claim is totally bogus. They are not certified to run a school for sommeliers or wine professionals. Their claims violate New York state laws*. This means their certificates and diplomas are illegitimate.
You cannot legally use a WSET certificate to gain employment, not only in New York, but anywhere in the USA.
This company has been defrauding students for at least ten years!
*The IWC/WSET have violated the following NY laws & regulations by claiming they offer professional training for the food & wine industries:
New York Laws: Education : (5001 - 5010) Private Trade And Correspondence Schools
"Schools required to be licensed or registered. No private school or computer training facility which charges tuition or fees for instruction and which is not exempted hereunder shall be operated by any person or persons, firm, corporation, or private organization for the purpose of teaching or giving instruction in any subject or subjects, unless it is licensed or registered by the department. "
Section 126.10 of the New York State Eductation Departement Regulations