New York Bartending License
New York ATAP Alcohol Certification
Authorized & Approved by the NYSLA
Authorized and Approved by the
New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA)
Our New York alcohol certification course is approved and authorized by the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA). If you need your NY bartending license, by taking our New York ATAP certification, you are authorized by the state as a New York responsible alcohol seller server. We have over 35 plus years experience as an approved online training provider. New York ATAP is an acronym for Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP). See us listed as approved on the NYSLA website under Serving Alcohol, Inc: https://sla.ny.gov/
As a bartender, server, or manager, our bartending license nyc training course does have benefits to you. The New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) will consider attaining our alcohol certification as a mitigating factor if, at the time of a violation, you had committed a service of alcohol violation. If you are a business owner licensee, this course serves as a NY certified alcohol training awareness program and you had diligently implemented and complied with the NYSLA training program.
Advantages to our online course:
- Easily complete at your own pace
- Login and out of course as many times as needed to complete
- Up to 6 months to complete your course
- Only 70% to pass and get your certificate
- Retake final exam until pass if needed FREE
- Immediately download & email your certificate for FREE
We cover topics in our New York bartending license course about how old you need to be to become a bartender and how to get your New York bartender license. For reference, we have a web page dedicated to some helpful bartender career statistics in the US. For general information on obtaining a bartending license (not specific to any state), see our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Bartending License.
Serving Alcohol is recognized as the most reputable and recommended state authorized certified New York ATAP training provider. Most businesses are now requiring employees serving or selling alcohol to be certified by our New York Liquor Authority state authorized course.
- NYSLA approved certification training course provider
- No Timers
- Take anywhere, anytime, & on any computer, tablet, iOS, or Android device.
- Download and Print Your Certificate Instantly for FREE.
New York ATAP Alcohol Certification
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The New York ATAP alcohol certification is valid as your official state bartending license for 3 years from the issue date.
- 18 - Minimum age to be able to serve alcohol in New York.
- 18 - Minimum age to sell alcohol in a liquor or convenience store.
- 18 - Note: Barbacks/busboys must be 16 years of age in an on-premise
establishment and directly supervised by an employee 21 years or older.
No. It is not mandatory to be New York alcohol certified. Responsible alcohol certification is required by most employers for their liability insurance carrier regardless of NY state or city laws. Some city ordinances do require the servers and bartenders to be New York ATAP certified.
Yes, with restrictions. If a felon will be working at any location other than a restaurant (bar, club, tavern, etc.) a Certificate of Relief is needed for their felony charge and each misdemeanor. If a felon will be working at a premises that is filed and operating as a restaurant with the SLA, they do not need a Certificate of Relief, despite their felony and/or misdemeanor.
Blood alcohol content or BAC for a DUI is .08% or more while being in physical control of a vehicle.
Licensees and servers can be held liable for selling to minors or visibly intoxicated guests.
Section 11-100 covers liability when the intoxicated person is a minor, while Section 11-101 covers liability when a vendor or individual provides alcohol to an intoxicated person illegally. In these situations, an injured person may bring a claim against the party who provided the alcohol if:
- the vendor or host "knowingly" caused intoxication or impairment by "unlawfully" providing alcohol (11-101), or
- the vendor or host knowingly caused intoxication or impairment by unlawfully providing alcohol to someone they knew or had reason to believe was under age 21 (11-100).
No promotion may require proof of purchase of an alcohol beverage. All drinks must be served to the customer. Bottle sales, except for wines and champagnes, are prohibited. The law allows a licensee to offer a food and drink combination for a special price.
On Premise Establishment: Monday thru Saturday: 8:00 a.m. until Midnight. Sundays: Sales prohibited between 4:00 a.m. until Noon
Off Premise/Retail Stores: Monday thru Saturday: 8:00 a.m. until Midnight. Grocery Stores: 24 hours. Sunday: Sales prohibited in liquor, grocery and drug stores between 3:00 a.m. until Noon
Note: May vary- refer to local jurisdiction chart at https://sla.ny.gov/county-closing-hours.
To re-print your New York certificate or wallet sized card, go to our Certificate Search section here: Certificate Search and Wallet Card
- A valid driver’s license or non-driver identification card issued by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Federal Government, a State Government, Commonwealth, Possession or Territory of the United States or a Provincial Government of Canada: or
- a valid U.S. passport
- valid passport from any other country
- a valid military ID from the U.S.
State of New York
State Liquor Authority
84 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
General Internet Site: www.abc.state.ny.us
We have over 35 plus years of experience and consider the most reputable and recommended training provider in the service of alcohol certification. Our founder, Robert Pomplun, has been involved in the hospitality industry as an alcohol certification consultant, instructor, manager, and coordinator. Our alcohol training and certification courses with Robert's guidance have benefited tens of thousands of bartenders, servers, managers, owners, and security staff across the nation. Our courses will prepare you and your team with knowledge as the most critical component of responsible alcohol service.
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Computers or devices compatible to take this course:
- Windows 7,8, 10 or 11
- Mac OSX or better
- Android based tablet or phone (version 7.0 or better)
- iPhone 6 or better
- iPad 4 or better
Compatible web browsers:
- Google Chrome ver. 60 or better
- Mozilla Firefox ver. 60 or better
- Safari 12 or better
- Microsoft Edge ver. 80 or better
We want to make a special note concerning Samsung web browsers on Android devices. Interactive learning software has some difficulties with the Samsung browser. Please, switch to the native Google Chrome browser on your device instead. You will have a better user experience. Every Samsung smartphone comes with the native Google Chrome web browser. If you need to download it, click the link below.
This New York alcohol course gives you with the tools to sell and serve alcohol responsibly. With our course you will not only protect yourself but the establishment where you are serving the alcohol.
Since 1985, we have alcohol certified tens of thousands of individuals and businesses over the last 35 years. Serving Alcohol was founded by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. Our training incorporates decades of research. Over the decades, we have worked diligently with the state department and liability lawyers to create the most reputable and recommended alcohol certification training.
We recognize that you are busy and alcohol training maybe not on the forefront of your mind. We aim to give you accurate knowledge and quickly bring you "up to speed" with the most recent laws. Some of our information may seem common knowledge. But, as you do, we take your profession very seriously. Your decisions, while serving alcohol, could make a dramatic difference in another person's life. With a little of your time and our training, we will help you become a safer alcohol seller or server and increase your tips. Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete the course and print your free certificate and wallet card all within a couple of hours.
Quick & Easy
This course takes only 2 hours or less depending on the individual. It's easy to begin and complete in one sitting or take our training course at your leisure. Leave and come back to the course as many times as needed. When you return, the training will pick up where you last had left.
Use Any Cell Phone, Tablet, or Computer
Our courses can be completed on any computer, tablet, or cellphone. Your certificate is available to you immediately upon completion as an emailed PDF file. Complete it tonight and email to your manager before going to work tomorrow. Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful completion of the NY alcohol awareness course, you will be able to print a certificate immediately. Your certification is valid by the state of New York for 3 years.
Required By Most Insurance Carriers
Most liability insurance carriers for alcohol serving establishments (restaurants, bars, taverns, night clubs, etc.) require all employees to be alcohol certified. They will require your staff remain current with state rules, regulations, and laws, in regards to the service of alcohol. As a result, more businesses are requiring our alcohol training certificate as a condition of employment.
- NYSLA-Approved Course
- Fastest way to get your NY Alcohol Seller/Server license
- Highly recognized by bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and insurance carriers
Additionally, you will learn:
- The effects of alcohol on your patrons
- Keep customers from becoming intoxicated
- Intervene when you need to refuse a sale
- Prevent intoxicated customers from disturbing others
- Properly check IDs and to recognize minors
- Prevent second-party sales
- Protect yourself and the establishment from liability
Most Recommended Alcohol Certification Training
Serving Alcohol has over 35 years of experience with teaching alcohol certification principles and in-depth knowledge. You'll learn alcohol awareness training, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and state laws. All in a simple online alcohol server training course that is easy to understand. If you're a bartender, a waiter / waitress, or server looking to achieve your bartending license or server permit, then our course is the one you'll need.
- Online interactive and self-paced training
- 100% Pass Guarantee or your money back
- 24/7 Customer Support Center
Who Should Take our Alcohol Certification
- Bar backs
- Servers & Wait Staff
- Restaurant / Bar Supervisors
- Restaurant / Bar Managers & Owners
- Wine & Liquor Store Cashiers
- Grocery Store Cashiers
- Store Supervisors, Manager, & Owners
You Will Learn How To
- Protect yourself and establishment from liability
- Recognize the effects of alcohol on your customers
- Prevent customers from becoming overly intoxicated
- Intervene when you need to refuse a sale effectively
- Prevent and deal with disturbances
- Accurately check IDs and recognize minors with fake IDs
- Prevent second-party sales
- React with authorities when a problem arises
35 Years of Alcohol Training Knowledge and Experience
We take great pride in bringing you quality information. Since 1985, we have alcohol certified tens of thousands of individuals and businesses over the last 35 years. This course is created by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. Serving Alcohol Inc provides thee industry leading training and services to owners, managers, bartenders, waitstaff, and retail sellers of alcohol. Our training incorporates decades or research directly from our staff because we have "been there" working in the alcohol serving environment.
Most Preferred & Recommended Certification
We recognize that you are busy and alcohol training maybe not on the forefront of your mind. We aim to give you accurate knowledge and quickly bring you "up to speed" with the most recent laws. Some of our information may seem common knowledge. But, as you do, we take your profession very seriously. Your decisions, while serving alcohol, could make a dramatic difference in another person's life. With a little of your time and our training, we will help you become a safer alcohol seller or server and increase your tips. Free certificate and wallet card given immediately after completion.
You will learn all the "compliance" material and, as an added bonus, you will learn some hard won industry insights. We work directly with the states that we represent so that your training is current, concise, accurate, and highly approved. With our alcohol certification program, we give you the tools to learn to serve responsibly, a sense of responsibility, and respect for your community and your work environment.
If you have any problems, please Contact Us and we will quickly work with you to resolve it.