New York Bartending License

New York ATAP Alcohol Certification
Authorized & Approved by the NYSLA

Authorized & Approved by
New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) New York State ATAP logo

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. Since 1985, we have provided alcohol training certification to become a responsible alcohol server. With this course, you will learn to serve responsibly by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. You'll learn alcohol awareness training, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and New York alcohol laws as well as dramshop laws. All in a simple online alcohol server training course that is easy to understand. 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:

Why Get Your New York Alcohol Certification

As a bartender, server, or manager, our bartending license NYC training course does have benefits for 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 alcohol training awareness program and you had diligently implemented and complied with the NYSLA training program.

Staff members that serve or handle food should also have their New York Food Handler certification.

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Most Preferred New York 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.


Who Should Take our Alcohol Certification

    • Bartenders
    • Barbacks
    • Servers & Wait Staff
    • Restaurant / Bar Supervisors
    • Restaurant / Bar Managers & Owners
    • Wine & Liquor Store Cashiers
    • Grocery Store Cashiers or Clerks
    • Store Supervisors, Managers, & Owners


Over the decades, we have worked diligently with the New York State Liquor Authority state department and liability lawyers to create the most reputable and preferred New York alcohol certification training.

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New York ATAP Alcohol Certification
Frequently Asked Questions

TIPS Certification, ServSafe & Serving Alcohol

You probably heard of all three of these responsible alcohol server and seller training courses. It’s important to note that TIPS certification, ServSafe, and Serving Alcohol are not a “type” of training certification. Instead, all three are “brands” of responsible alcohol training recommended by most employers and businesses. Think of how some people will ask for a Kleenex instead of a tissue. Kleenex is a tissue brand, not a type of tissue.

Employers often tell you to get your New York TIPS certification or ServSafe certification. You are not locked into taking any one of these specific training providers. You can choose which alcohol seller/server training course you want. Just like how you can buy the various brands of tissue at the store.

For over 35 years, Serving Alcohol has trained hundreds of thousands of people, their employers, and businesses. Many state alcoholic beverage control commissions prefer Serving Alcohol training for businesses and their staff members. Serving Alcohol only provides alcohol training courses in states like New York where we are authorized on the state level, local level, or by liability insurance carriers. This course addresses the New York service of alcohol laws, regulations and rules. Feel free to ask us more about the differences and similarities through our Contact Us page. But, to be sure, you can choose any of the three training courses to accommodate your employer’s request for alcohol seller/server certification.

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Take It At Your Own Pace 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 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 and preferred by bar and restaurant owners, liquor stores, and insurance carriers


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.

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 alcohol training, we will help you become a safer alcohol seller server and increase your tips.

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 and comprehend. If you're a bartender, a waiter/waitress, server, or manager looking to achieve your bartending license or server permit today, this is the course you need.

    • Online interactive and self-paced training
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Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete the course, and print your free certificate and wallet card all within a couple of hours. This New York alcohol course gives you 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.