State Licensed Bartender Certification Course

Bartending School in Miami, State Licensed Bartender CERTIFICATION Course, 40HRS+ Hands-On Bartender Training

Experience comes with practice

state licensed bartending school

Train Inside Our Bar Taught by Award Winning Bartenders, Industry Authors, Bar Owners, Bar Managers & Spirits Ambassadors

The course’s focus is to get you bartending and feeling comfortable behind the bar. We’ll be at the bar with you, making hundreds of cocktails, all the while learning the trade. This is the way people gain the confidence and knowledge they need to be successful behind the bar. We take our time initially, then raise the pace as our journey progresses to develop strong foundations and fundamentals every bartender should know. That’s how we create top bartenders!
Every step of our 40HR Licensed Bartending Course is designed with one goal in mind: to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to constantly succeed behind the bar. Learning to bartend in Miami or anywhere in the world.

“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.”

Drink Building Techniques

Learn the Do's & Don'ts

Methods of Preparation

Hands-On Practice

Learn 200+ Drinks

Train Inside the Bar

Wine Seminar

Classifications, Varietals to Instruction on Proper Wine Service

Wine Seminar

Bartender Certification Course

Hands-On Training

Job Placement

Discounts on Courses & Tastings

Learn In a Real Bar

Work Events With Us

Wine Seminar

Free Parking

Highly Certified Instructors

Free Refresher Classes

Continuing Education

Speed Bartending

Spirits Training

Fully Stocked Bar

Extensive Resources

Complete at Your Own Pace

Class Schedule
Mornings - Two Weeks (8 Days) 9:00am to 3:00 PM
Evenings - Two Weeks (8 Days) 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
One Week - Accelerated (5 Days) 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Weekends - Saturdays & Sundays (3 Weekends) 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Free Parking, Free Refresher Classes, Job Placement
May 2024
June 2024
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As you're studying in an actual bar, built to code, you have convenient access to learning and nosing a fully stocked collection of a full-scale craft bar.

Our bar equipment is all commercial grade and set up to service the public. We feel the best way to learn is inside the actual facility. Built to code and actually services guests.

Our stations are second to none, fully equipped with stocked double wells, cubed and crushed ice. Each station also has a glass rinser, a soda gun, and complete bar tools.


Train Inside the Bar

It is extremely important to learn in a quality training facility. Our bartending school courses and spirits classes are always held in the actual Craft Cocktail Bar or Nightclub. Top-notch facilities are important for our students to fast-track learning and capitalize. All students have the ability to visit during operating hours and witness their classroom transform to a top-notch craft cocktail bar.

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

State Licensed Bartending Course Curriculum

Students will receive thorough training in bartending, gaining hands-on experience in different bar styles to develop essential skills.

They will learn about bar setups, tools, and back-of-the-house operations. Our program prepares students for success in the industry.

It's essential to understand spirit expressions, labeling, and categories. A well-stocked bar allows for comparing different brands, enhancing knowledge. Our training covers history, origins, industry insights, and popular brands.

Our expert instructors include Whisky Ambassadors, Bourbon Executives, Agave Masters, and Certified Spirits Educators. Graduates have high success rates in securing and maintaining bartending jobs.

Continuing and Expanding Knowledge of Spirits.

Boost bar profits by using effective pouring techniques. Offer practical training on different methods crucial for bartenders to master, as they can vary depending on the bar and cocktail. All techniques will be covered!

Understanding and practicing the numerous methods & steps to ensure each cocktail is built properly. Keeping the customers experience in the forefront. 

Our students will learn about different types of liqueurs, including their flavors, history, origins, and the distinctions between generics and proprietary brands.

Covering a range of garnishing techniques for classic and modern cocktails, including herbs, bitters, and syrups to elevate flavor and presentation.

Hands-on practice on setting up a fully scaled bar will help students develop precision in handling a standard bar, preparation of classic and trendy cocktails, within the Highball, Rocks, and Martini Styles

Students will learn how to prepare a range of drinks, including Shots & Shooters, Sours, Cream Drinks, Tropical & Frozen Drinks. Hands-on practice of all drinks mastered.

Learn how to select the most rewarding work venues to maximize income while working. Learn to incorporate industry trade secrets that can catapult you earning power.

Customer service Procedures: Cash handling procedures & customer sequence of service & procedures.

Our students will be acquainted with the definitions and understanding of labeling, wine varietals and classification systems. Processes involved in making all the types of wines, and general information pertaining to the industry.

Included will be shown proper white glove wine service. Mixology & lab - wine & coffee drinks

How to prepare different juices, syrups and industry standard mixes.

Learn and practice the art of speed bartending. They will obtain the skills and confidence to keep pace with high-volume establishments.

Learn how to freelance and find opportunities with a staffing company as a freelancer or establish your own business as your main source of income or a side hustle.

Comprehensive overview on how to maximize profits in any bar operation successfully.

Covering the dos and don'ts of bartending and how to be most profitable during the time behind the bar.

Practice over 200 drink recipes through hands-on training and lessons with our experienced staff.

Great bartenders learn the dos and don'ts of dealing with patrons. Learn how to handle customer problems, legal aspects related to the Bartending Profession will also be covered, and they will be taught how to serve customers responsibly.

Our students will do a full cram session review to prepare for examination.

Three-part exam which consists of a written exam, pouring, and a hands-on practical. Students will be allowed a maximum total of three hours to finish all three parts.

Bartenders aren't born; they all have been taught.

“Imitate, assimilate and innovate are the rules we instill in our students. We start everything by mimicking. It’s how we learn to do anything! Assimilation happens when we’ve spent so much time mimicking the body movements, ideas, and techniques that we’ve learned practiced over and over again become internalized. We can call on them and reproduce them easily. This is when you can start to Innovate.” Our Founder – Isaac Ergas

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Once you’re a graduate from our state licensed program you’ll have access to work events with us, job leads, on-going discounts, travel events and seminars and much more!

Download The Ultimate Bartender App

Get Access to Course Study Guides, Recipes, Events, Schedules, Enrolled Students Course Discounts, Jobs, Events, Continuing Education, Tools & Resources, Recipes and Much More…

As we continue to pioneer bartender training, we are proud to be the first and currently only Bartending Institute in Florida to have an app for its students.

* Certain app areas are restricted to enrolled students.


Frequently Asked About Our Bartender Training

40-Hour State Licensed Bartending Course – Bartending School in Miami, Florida

At 786-Bartend, we offer top-notch bartending training with hands-on experience, expert instructors, and guaranteed job placement assistance. Our extensive network in Miami, FL, ensures high success rates for graduates.

Benefit from current industry knowledge, personalized support, and a competitive edge in the bartending industry. Choose 786-Bartend for the best education and career preparation as a bartender.

"If you're not ready for the exam, no worries! You'll receive three months of free course attendance. You can take the exam multiple times on future exam days until you feel prepared."

Well, for one you'll be job ready and start the process of obtaining employment. We have many resources to help you with that. In addition to working events with the event staffing division, graduates from our program also have discounted access to all our courses and tastings. They can join us in our travel events and seminars, further expanding their knowledge and networking opportunities.

As an alumnus, you are still considered part of our family that we've curated for over 14 years. In addition, you will be granted the ability to access to all our continuing education programs as well.

The majority of our students have little to no prior bartending experience.

Your tuition includes the cost of the State Licensed Bartending Course. Materials are not included ($85).

SERV Safe Alcohol Certification, provided by the National Restaurant Association is offered for an additional $50 which you may take online or onsite at the 786-Bartend Bartending School.

"You receive unlimited complimentary refresher bartending classes with no tuition fees. Feel free to return as often as you wish. You can always make up missed classes as long as the total does not exceed 8 clock hours. In case of exceeding 8 clock hours, a reinstatement process will apply."

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with our bartending course, we will promptly refund all payments on a pro-rata basis up to the second day. Minus the registration fee.

The difference between bartending and mixology is that bartending is the art of making cocktails, while mixology is the art of creation. Mixology often involves more complex ingredients and flavors outside of creating the classics. We cover mixology concepts and practices within this course.

Yes, we are a state licensed Bartender School in Miami, Florida.

During your training, you can work as a server or bar back for events. These job roles allow you to gain practical experience and earn income while undergoing your training.

Inquiring about the duration of bartending school in Miami, Florida? Well, the length of your bartending education is a minimum of 40 Hours and may possibly be adjusted to your schedule. We often go over the 40 Hour minimum to ensure the success of everyone. Classes are conveniently available during the week as well as on the weekends seven days a week, allowing you to select the schedule that best suits your needs. You can also reattend the class for free if needed.  This flexibility ensures that you can complete your bartending school journey at your own pace, setting you up for success in the ever-exciting world of mixology.

"Our bartending schools in Miami, Florida has successfully trained a large number of students, soon reaching into the tens of thousands."

You'll learn inside the bar, period! It's the only way to learn the right way. Unlike other bartending courses throughout Miami & South Florida, our courses are always conducted in our own nightclub and cocktail bars. You'll never learn in a pretend bar with us. This form of teaching sets 786-BARTEND way ahead of courses that have been in existence for over 30 years. Giving you the maximum experience! Oh, and parking is on us.

You can register for bartending classes at your convenience! Our bartending school in Miami and Hialeah offers registration options both in-person and online throughout the week, from Monday to Saturday. Whether you prefer a physical visit or the ease of online registration, you can sign up for classes during any week of the month in 2023-24. Our knowledgeable staff is always present on campus to assist you in starting your exciting journey towards a successful bartending career. Please call us to schedule an appointment for in person visits.

Yes, the 40 Hour Bartending Course does include certification. Upon completion and successfully passing all testing modules you shall be a Certified Bartender. You'll also be eligible to work events with our event staffing division. We are state licensed allowing us to certify, known as a bartending license.

The age requirement to attend the Bartending Course is 18 years old.

The cost to take 786-BARTEND'S 40 HOUR “Ultimate State Licensed Bartending Course" is $495.  The course is $495 which includes the registration (Materials are an additional $85)! Offer applies to current or future 40 Hour State Licensed Bartending Courses in Miami. Act fast as we have not raised our prices in 14 years. 

We'll continue keep our prices affordable by not adding any unnecessary addons you may think you need, but actually don't!

You must be at least 18yrs of age and have a valid picture identification (state id, driver's license, military id, or a passport) to attend our bartending school in Miami

Yes! Our instructors are bi-lingual. We have instructional materials in Spanish as well. Ofrecemos Cursos de Bartender en espanol.

Yes, you can register with by paying the $150 registration deposit to reserve a seat. The balance can be paid in two installments.

Most states require individuals to be at least 18 years old to bartend.

Yes, every student is eligible for employment through our event staffing services. While you are training, you cannot work as a bartender, however, you can be employed for events as a server or bar back, providing opportunities to earn cash.

"Our bartending school has successfully placed numerous students into various job opportunities within the bustling Miami, Florida area and throughout the state of Florida. Over the years, we have facilitated the placement of a considerable number of students, helping them secure rewarding positions in the field of bartending."

Our bartending schools in Miami, Florida first opened its doors in December 2009, making it more than 14 years old.