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

Hands-On Training

Job Placement

Free Refresher Classes

Discounts on Courses & Tastings

Learn In a Real Bar

Work Events With Us

Wine Seminar

Free Parking

Highly Experienced Instructors

Continuing Education

Speed Bartending

Certification Course

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
September 2023
October 2023
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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

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 courses and 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.”


Frequently Asked About Our Bartender Training

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

"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, you can start working with our Event Staffing Division.

As an alumni, you are still considered part of our family that we've curated for over 13 years. As such, you will be invited to events, tastings, distillery excursions, and much more. 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.

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.

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.

Must be18 years old to attend the Bartending Course, 21 years of age to attend the Cocktail Workshops.

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.

The Curriculum

Students will be familiarized with the bar and comfort issues they will deal with in the field. A full overview of proper bar setup, including bartender stations, full back bars, tools, equipment, and glassware will be given, in addition to an overview of the back of the house walk-ins, coolers, dry storage, and spirits room for educational purposes.

Understanding expressions, bottle labeling and classifications between spirit categories in detail. Fully stocked spirits bar allows for nosing comparisons to better understand the variations of brand expressions. History, origins, industry required knowledge and common brands are also discussed.  

Continuation and expansion of spirits knowledge.

Maximize bar profits by using effective pouring strategies. Hands on practice covering all the various techniques.

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

Our students will continue to expand their knowledge of spirits. They will learn all the various types of liqueurs as well as the flavors associated with each brand including the history, origins and the differences between generics & proprietaries.

Learn the preparation for basic to advanced garnishing techniques for yesterday’s traditional cocktails to today’s most popular trendy libations. They will also come to understand herbs, bitters and syrups often used to prepare and enhance taste and presentation.

Learn preparations from basic to advanced garnishing techniques for classic cocktails to today’s most popular trendy libations. They will also come to understand modifiers such as herbs, bitters and syrups often used to prepare and enhance taste 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.

Students will learn and practice the art of speed bartending. They will obtain the skills and confidence to keep pace with any high-volume establishment.

Discover how to freelance and locate work for a staffing company on a freelance basis.

Our students will be given a clearly defined comprehensive look for making a profit for the success of any bar operation as well as the dos and don’ts of bartending and how to be most profitable in their time behind the bar

Over 200 drink recipes will be practiced during the hands-on experience behind the bar and lessons with our experienced staff will gradually make them second nature.

Our students will learn the dos and don’ts of dealing with their patrons. They will learn how to handle customer problems and the legalities that apply to the Bartending Profession will also be covered. They will also learn 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.

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