Serving Alcohol License Certification for Bartenders, Servers, and Managers

A Knowledgeable Staff is the Most Important Component of Responsible Alcohol Service

Serving Alcohol certification training prepares you to responsibly sell and serve alcoholic beverages on and off-premises. We offer alcohol certification for bartenders, servers, and managers with restaurants, bars, taverns, nightclubs, or any entity that sells or serves alcoholic beverages. Serving Alcohol is above all the preferred alcohol training provider for most liability insurance carriers across the United States. So get your serving license from the most reputable and your serving license will be the most honored for alcohol servers at any establishment you wish to pursue.

We cover topics in our bartender courses about how old you need to be to become a bartender and how to get your bartending license. For reference, we have a web page dedicated to some helpful bartender career statistics in the US. For general information on obtaining a bartender license (not specific to any state), see our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Bartending License.

Serving Alcohol offers the best option to become a bartender and achieve your online certification for state alcohol training or food handlers certification. We go beyond simple alcohol awareness and carding techniques to deliver everything most importantly needed as an alcohol server in your state. You deserve to know all the possible implications that surround responsible alcohol service knowledge of how to handle certain situations if needed. For example, you may be held personally responsible in the event of a negative or devastating experience. It's necessary for an individual or alcohol selling and/or serving business establishment to know all aspects that surround the service of alcohol. You have earned the right to know this information. A lot of responsibility rides on your shoulders. Get your Serving Alcohol license certificate today! Find your state here.

How do you serve alcoholic beverages?

Serving alcoholic beverages is a great responsibility. It's important to make sure your patron feels safe and you are doing so in a manner that is within your state's regulations. There are different ways to handle alcoholic beverages depending if it is beer, wine, or liquor. Things to look for in a perfectly made alcoholic beverage are:

1. The right glassware

2. Quality and amount of ice

3. Using a jigger for a perfect measurement

4. Quality mixers

5. Fresh garnishes

Which states require alcohol server training?

Below is a table of each state and if alcohol certification is mandatory by the state. If not required by the state, many local cities and ordinances may require you to be alcohol certified. Your employer will want your state certification, whether it's required by ordinance or not, for their liability insurance carrier. Many liability insurance carriers will not cover an alcohol related incident if the staff members are not state alcohol certified.

State Mandatory Voluntary Man & Vol No Law
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington DC
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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