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Continuing education


Professionnel du vin 2

Has your successful completion of the program Professionnel du vin 1 inspired you to further your learning? Explore the world of European vineyards with Professionnel du vin 2.


June 2 to August 15
November 2 to January 10

Course start date



3 months part-time (84 h)





Language of instruction


Compulsory internships



ITHQ Attestation


A logical extension to Professionnel du vin 1, this program allows you to discover the terroirs and geography of Europe’s main wine-producing regions. Once you have completed this program, you may choose to pursue your training with Professionnel du vin 3 (world vineyards).

Program key elements

  • ITHQ exclusive training 
  • Part-time program for restaurant professionals and earnest amateurs
  • Tastings and meetings with professionals and producers 
  • Experienced and passionate instructors

Dive into the heart of Europe’s terroirs!

What you’ll learn
Vineyards of Europe

  • Understanding appellations
  • Terroirs and wine-growing geography of France
  • Terroirs and wine-growing geography of Italy
  • Terroirs and wine-growing geography of Spain and Portugal


Program structure and courses

Duration and schedule

  • Program starting in the fall and winter of each year.
  • Includes a total of 84 hours of coursework, spread over 12 weeks on a part-time basis.
  • Classes offered on Mondays and Tuesdays evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Course dates

Fall 2024September 3 to November 18
Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Winter 2025Upcoming dates

  • Schedule, dates and course order are subject to change.
  • The ITHQ reserves the right to cancel a course or program if there are insufficient registrations to justify its offering. In such cases, program and registration fees will be refunded in full.


Attestation of achievement from the ITHQ


  • Professionnel du vin 1 is a prerequisite for Professionnel du vin 2 and 3.
  • Professionnel du vin 2 and 3 do not need to be completed in consecutive order.
  • In fact, it is possible to do Professionnel du vin 3 and not do Professionnel du vin 2, and vice versa.  

All students are required to follow certain basic rules regarding professional image.


Admission application periods

Québec and Canadian applicants

June 2 to August 15 (course start date in September)

November 2 to January 10 (course start date in January)

International applicants

June 2 to August 15 (course start date in September)

November 2 to January 10 (course start date in January)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Have successfully completed the program Professionnel du vin 1
  • Be at least 18 years of age before the course start date
  • Be fluent in oral and written French

  • Places are limited to 24 students per group.
  • Applications are selected on a first come, first served basis according to the date of receipt of the admission application.
  • In the event that the program is full, you will be able to add your name to a waiting list.

International applicants

Admission to this program is conditional on obtaining or possessing a valid status in Canada (visitor’s visa, study permit, work permit, visitor’s record, etc.) for the duration of the program.

Please note that it is not possible to obtain a study permit for this program. In addition, the ITHQ does not provide a letter of invitation for a temporary resident visa (TRV). For more information, we invite you to consult the website of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).

Required documents

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of photo identification (passport or driver’s license)

  • Applicants must meet all of the requirements of their chosen program and provide all required documents. Incomplete or late admission application file will be considered ineligible.
  • In order for your file to be considered complete, be sure to upload legible copies of all official documents required by your status in PDF format. 
  • Documents that are not in French or English must be accompanied by an official translation in French or English.

Costs and financial assistance

Program fees

Use the program fee calculator to find out about the costs of this program.

Financial aid and scholarships

Looking for financial support for your study project? Find out about the different options available to you.  

Future prospects

A job with meaning and passion

After completing Professionnel du vin 1, 2 and 3, you will be qualified to work in a variety of positions in the restaurant services and wine industry. If you already work in the service field, it will allow you to better advise your customers and to access sommelier positions, with attractive salary prospects. These programs are also a gateway to work in private import agencies.



Any questions?

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or toll-free at 1-800-361-5111, ext. 5110

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