Do I need a bartending License?
How to be a bartender
As a bartender seeking your bartending certification, wanting to serve alcohol and make great money as a bartender. With that great money comes great responsibility. Many bars require TIPS as part of their training to serve alcohol and require you to get your T.I.P.S alcohol certification. To increase your chances of getting hired – show up to the interview with your bartending certification in hand and make a great first impression.
Steps to becoming a bartender
- Learn to bartend and get a bartender certification
Join FREE and take the bartending course to learn bartending – drink recipes, bar terms, fresh garnishes, customer service skills and more.
- Get your “bartender license” wallet card for Responsible Serving
Get an alcohol seller server permit – commonly referred to as a “bartender license”
- Consider taking additional knowledge courses
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Bars and restaurants want T.I.P.S certification because you are less likely to be a liability to an employer, you will be skilled at preventing intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving.
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What is a bartending license vs bartender certification?
What is a bartending license?
(Alcohol Server Certification)
Alcohol Seller/Server Certification which is commonly referred to as a “bartender license”, is designed to ensure that employees understand liquor laws and serve alcohol responsibly. This type of certification typically requires a short class approved by a liquor control board (where applicable). You can call your local government in the blue pages to check on local regulations.
We offer a separate, state-specific alcohol server certification course you can take online that will satisfy the requirements in most areas. It is a good idea to get this additional certification because many establishments require this training to lower their insurance rates, and can also help you stand out from other job applicants who don’t have server certification.
Alcohol server certification vs. bartender certification?
Bartender certification typically refers to the type of certificate you obtain from taking the Bartender Mixology Course. This course teaches you the fundamentals of bartending, drink recipes, garnishes, proper glassware, customer service, etc. Many bars won’t hire bartenders that don’t have experience or a bartender certification showing they have taken some initial bartender training.
Remember that your employment will not be based on alcohol server certification. It will be based on your bartending ability and knowledge of customer service. The training you receive from us will provide you with the knowledge to start working right away as a bartender or seller/server.