Course Work



The Certified Bartender® training program

is self-paced and utilizes a modern learning

management system.  We've implemented a

number of educational methods and devices in

order to maximize your learning and to

help you get certified!








Course Module

Your self-paced bartender training program has fourteen (14) lessons to guide you through the skill sets you will need as a Certified Bartender. Some of the courses build upon information presented in prior lessons – but if you want to read ahead and are ready for the next lesson – go ahead!


<== Click on links to the left to read more about Course Lessons


Using our efficient and modern online learning applications, your lessons cover:


  • Key components and ingredients for making a great drink
  • Measurements and free pouring
  • Bar tools and equipment
  • How to make garnishes for perfectly dressed drinks
  • Classic cocktails, shooters, frozen, coffee and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Differences between lagers and ales
  • Spirits and how they’re made
  • Types of wine and how to serve
  • Ciders meads and sakés
  • Liqueurs, cordials and mixers
  • Safety and responsible alcohol service
  • Best practices in service and teamwork

    And MUCH MORE training!


    Training Materials

    Your text books and study materials are shipped directly to you at the time of enrollment. But you don't have to wait to get started. Your courses will be available for you to begin studies online immediately after your enrollment is complete. The first three chapters of the Certified Bartender Course Curriculum Textbook are instantly available online as a downloadable PDF for each lesson once you enroll.


    The Certified Bartender Course Workbook has 100 recipes for some of the most popular cocktails. The workbook is designed to help students practice preparing cocktails. Consider the activities as your homework designed to get you to practice your drink-making techniques.  PLUS as a student of the Certified Bartender program you can get a discount for eTIPS training for intervention procedures.



    Just like in a regular classroom, all of your lessons, instructions and course assignments are posted to the Blackboard. The online Blackboard is where you will find your study tools, vocabulary, practice quizzes and more. This is also where you will take your certification tests and submit any questions to our faculty. The Blackboard is always online – ready for you 24/7; any time you want to sign-in for class or feel the urge to study.


    Course Work Steps

    For each lesson, students are strongly encouraged to complete each of the following course work steps as instructed:


  • Read the Lesson from the Curriculum Textbook.
  • Review the online Lesson Flashcards.
  • Practice garnishes, drink making and more offline.
  • Follow the service tips, activities and tip boosters in the book.
  • Take the online Practice Quiz.
  • Repeat the above process for each lesson.
  • Take the Certification Exam.

    At least once per week it is advisable to review the Lesson Flash Cards, reviewing these will assist you in understanding the core curriculum and develop your use of bartending and drink terms.


    Certification Exam

    Upon successful completion of all course requirements for this Program and passing the Certification Exam, graduates will be awarded a certificate which they can download online. There are no student body fees, parking permits or anything else to get in the way of your learning and getting your Certified Bartender credential. (Read more about the Certification Exam)


    Commitment to successful completion of your coursework

    Utilizing modern learning techniques in conjunction with a thorough curriculum, your courses are designed so that they can be studied independently. However, you will also have access to advisors to guide you as you need them. When you have specific questions about the curriculum or the assignments, if you fail to find an answer at the blackboard, please post your question in an email. It is our policy for an advisor to respond to questions within 24 hours.


    Cost: $299.95

    Includes full access to all 14 course lessons and the Certification Exam.  All required textbooks are included with this program. Students may re-take the Certification Exam at no additional fee. (As a student of the Certified Bartender program you can get a discount for eTIPS training for intervention procedures. Once registered, we will provide you with the discount code offered exclusively for our students.)  Additional shipping and handling charges may apply to students outside of the contiguous United States.