New York Bartending License

New York ATAP
Alcohol Certification

Only $12.50

New York Alcohol Training Awareness Program

On and Off Premises ATAP Certification

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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, you must take our New York ATAP certification, and 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. This course teaches you 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 and 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:

The online alcohol seller-server certificate training meets the certification requirements of bar staff, drinks servers, alcohol sellers, vendors, and security staff working for employers in cities and counties within New York.

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

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TIPS Certification, ServSafe & Serving Alcohol

You have probably heard of all three responsible alcohol training courses. It’s important to note that TIPS certification, ServSafe, and Serving Alcohol are not a “type” of training. Instead, all three are “brands” of responsible alcohol training. 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, ServSafe certification, or Serving Alcohol NY ATAP certification. You are not locked into taking any specific alcohol training course. You can choose from the New York alcohol seller/server training course you prefer just as you can buy various brands of tissue instead of just Kleenex.

For over 35 years, Serving Alcohol has trained hundreds of thousands of people, their employers, and businesses. Many state alcoholic beverage controllers and employers prefer Serving Alcohol ATAP training for staff members due to the in-depth information offered over the other courses. Serving Alcohol only provides alcohol training courses in states like New York where we are authorized by the state, local government, and liability insurance carriers. This course addresses and strictly adheres to the New York service of alcohol laws, regulations, and rules. Feel free to ask us about the differences and similarities by asking our support team through our Contact Us page. You do have a choice of any of the three alcohol training courses to accommodate your employer’s request for New York alcohol seller server certification.

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.

New York ATAP Alcohol Certification
Frequently Asked Questions

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, completion of this course serves as a NY alcohol training awareness program (Albany AT 0021) and you have diligently implemented and complied with the NYSLA training program.

How Quick Will I Get My Certificate

Immediately after completing the course, your certificate will be available to download or email to your employer. Your ATAP certificate is proof you’ve completed a state-approved New York alcohol training awareness program (ATAP). Your certificate is valid by the state of New York for 3 years. If you happen to lose your certificate during those 3 years, you can always download it directly from our website from our Certificate Search page or from our Contact Us page.

For Owners And Managers
Addendum To Your State Certification

Responsible Alcohol Manager Course

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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
    • 100% Pass Guarantee or your money back
    • 24/7 Customer Support Center

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.