Bartending Licenses

BARTENDING LICENSES

As a general rule most states do not require specialized training, certification or licensing for Bartenders, however, some localities (counties and cities) require Bartenders apply for a license to Bartend. It is strongly encouraged that you check with your local city hall to determine if one is required where you plan on working.

The licensing fee varies but generally it it costs between $25 and $50 and takes less than 1 month to receive — usually it can be processed in a couple of days. Most do require Bartenders to go through some sort of Certification program such as the B.A.I.’s Certified Bartender course