WFA Grading Levels

WFA Grading Levels

The WFA Grading system is the most widely adopted and recognised qualification for professional bartenders with over 100 schools around the world and more than 10,000 students passing through the system.

There are 10 levels which bartenders are able to progress through as their skills, knowledge and experience increase. Each Levels requires you to either pass a test or gain a top 6 finish in a WFA Grand Slam competition.

WFA White Grade

When you join the WFA online (right here), create your profile and add your profile picture – you will automatically earn your white grading level and you will be able to interact with all the other members and start your journey into professional bar-tending. Its fun and its FREE!

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WFA Yellow Grade

This is where it all begins. When you attempt your Yellow Grading (even if you don’t pass first time) You will also receive your white shaker. Pass the grading and you will get the Yellow one too!
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WFA Orange Grade

The Orange Grading Level starts testing your two object skills and puts you well on the way to Green and Blue.
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WFA Green Grade

When you reach the Green Grading Level the flair becomes a little bit more tricky as we start testing your multiple object skills.
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WFA Blue Grade

The most difficult tested Level. Multi Pours and Drinks to master and tough moves sets you well on the way to enter your first Grand Slam Competition.
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WFA Purple Grade

Placing 4th, 5th or 6th in an Grand Slam competition brings you up to your Purple Level. You can gain more of the same colour from here up, so keep on competing to see if you can win the most.
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WFA Black Grade

Winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any Grand Slam Competition will award you a black level. Only the best of the best make it this far, but if you do, you are a Pro to be reckoned with.
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WFA Bronze Grade

Awarded to the 3rd place in the Grand Slam World Championship Tournament. You can have to compete in a lot of Grand Slam competitions to get here.
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WFA Silver Grade

Placing 2nd in the Grand Slam World Championship Tournament overall will gain you silver. Only a few people have reached Silver. An Amazing achievement to make.
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WFA Gold Grade

For those elite few that win the Grand Slam World Championship Tournament will gain Gold. So far there are only three people in the world that have achieved this. Reach the Gold and you truly are the Best Flair Bartender in the world.
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