Bartender / Server Training & Certification Online:
Do I need a bartending license?
How to be a bartender:
Bartending Certification can make finding employment as a bartender much easier and help to make you a better bartender. Many states require an Alcohol Server Certification (bartending license
) before anyone can sell or serve alcohol in the state. Check the state links below to find out if PSCC can provide you with your state's alcohol seller server certification.
Steps to becoming a bartender:
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?
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.
Liquor Liability Insurance
Anyone who operates a retail store or restaurant that sells any kind of spirits, is at risk for liquor liability claims. Chances are that your state requires restaurant and bar owners to carry liquor liability insurance. Therefore, employers are more eager to hire bartenders, waiters, and waitresses that have an Alcohol Seller/Server Certification
because they can get discounts on their liquor liability insurance if their bartenders and staff are certified through a Responsible Serving Training Course
How old do I have to be to bartend?