Bartending License

There is no such thing as a “Bartending License”. In any state.

Have you ever asked how to become a licensed bartender?
Some people don’t realize that there is no bartending license.

Becoming a bartender doesn’t require some sort of state or national standard.
No standardized testing given by the Board of Education is given to determine
a persons ability to work as a bartender.

There are bartending schools that advertise a bartending license as part of their program.
They might be using the term, on websites or advertising, in order to attract people
to their program. I see nothing wrong with that as long as they clarify that actual bartending
doesn’t require a license.
If they’re misleading you with that then you might want to reconsider going to their school

HOWEVER:
Some states do require that you take some sort of Alcohol Service
Training.

This training will teach you about:

  • Your legal responsibilities when serving alcohol.
  • How to responsibly serve Alcohol.
  • Not over serving customers.
  • Specific State Laws.
  • Spotting fake IDs.

Two examples of programs that cover this type of training are
Server Safe and TIPS.

If you want to be a bar tender then find a State approved program and take that course.

Do this even if your state doesn’t require it.
This will be a PLUS when applying for jobs and show that you
are a responsible bartender.

Here are a few links for some states.

California
https://www.abc.ca.gov/programs/RBS.html

Illinois
http://www.illinois.gov/ilcc/Pages/Home.aspx

Montana
http://revenue.mt.gov/home/liquor/liquor_education.aspx

Missouri
http://wellness.missouri.edu/SMART/index.html

New York
http://www.sla.ny.gov/alcohol-training-awareness-program

Louisiana
http://www.servsafe.com/states/louisiana-alcohol/it-s-the-law

Pennsylvania
http://www.lcb.state.pa.us/PLCB/Education/RAMP/index.htm

Texas
https://www.tabc.state.tx.us/education/serve_program.asp

Washington
http://www.liq.wa.gov/licensing/mast-permits

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