Become a Bartender

Are you ready to start your dream career? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the world of bartending, and will learn about the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed as a bartender.

What Happens in the Bartender Certificate Course

The Bartender Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Bartender). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time online Bartender Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Bartender Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The online Bartender Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Bartender Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

Introduction to Bartending

  • What is a Bartender?
  • The Bartending Industry
  • Benefits of Being a Bartender

What a Bartender Does

  • Bartender Specializations
  • Tools of the Trade
  • How to Bartend

Getting Ready

  • Bartending Skills and Knowledge You Will Need
  • Learning By Doing
  • Learn From Other Bartenders and Bar Owners
  • Educational Programs
  • Resources for Self-Study

Getting Hired

  • Types of Employers
  • How to Find Job Openings
  • Job Hunting Materials
  • Job Interviews
  • The Job Offer

Starting Your Own Bartending Business

  • Getting Started
  • Financial Matters
  • Working with Strategic Partners
  • Working with Support Staff

Marketing Your Services

  • Choosing Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Community Outreach

Working With Clients

  • Selling your Services>/li>
  • Client Contracts

What Is Included in the Bartender Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive Bartender Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Bartender Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Bartenders for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Bartender Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Bartender (e-book edition)


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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SUMMER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Bartender Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the July 22, 2024 course.

Register today for the Bartender Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Bartender Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

To ensure your complete satisfaction all certificate courses are backed by our full 100% money back guarantee.

About a Career in Bartending

If you’re looking for an exciting career that comes with lots of flexibility and gives you the opportunity to work with great people in different work environments around the world, bartending might be the perfect fit for you!

As a bartender, you can work in pubs, sports bars, casinos, on yachts, or in resorts, hotels, and at special events (including weddings and concerts). Bartenders are needed all over the world, since every major city and even most small towns have restaurants, special events, and bars. You can even open your own bar or start your own mobile bartending business and go where the road takes you!

Bartenders get to form great relationships with customers, hear fascinating stories, and take part in people’s celebrations. You can work in a fast-paced or relaxed environment, but you can be sure no two days will be the same!

And you’ve chosen an excellent time to become a bartender. According to several sources, demand for bartenders is expected to remain high over the next decade. And in Canada’s Job Bank, there is expected to be a shortage of over 1,000 bartenders through 2031, meaning bar owners and managers will be eager to hire terrific talent.

As a bartender, you also have the opportunity to earn well. While the average salary for bartenders varies widely depending on where you work (anywhere from $25-$50k per year), tips can increase that number substantially. Bartenders can earn hundreds of dollars or even over a thousand dollars in tips per shift if they work in a busy or high-end bar and provide excellent service. Best of all, you get some control over your earnings. By providing a great experience, you can usually take your cash tips home with you the same night.

If the entrepreneurial life is more appealing to you, or you think it might be down the road, this course has you covered. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know to start your own bartending business, either as a freelance bartender or mobile bartending service.

So what are you waiting for? Invest in your future and enroll in this course today to take the first step towards a career in bartending.

My experience with IAP Career College was exceptional! I loved how the courses get right to the main points and you learn so much in a short period of time.
Kari Miller, Ohsweken, Ontario

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Does a Bartender Make?
    As a bartender, you have the opportunity to earn well. While the average salary for bartenders varies widely depending on where you work (anywhere from $25-$50k per year), tips can increase that number substantially. Bartenders can earn hundreds of dollars or even over a thousand dollars in tips per shift if they work in a busy or high-end bar and provide excellent service. Best of all, you get some control over your earnings. By providing a great experience, you can usually take your cash tips home with you the same night.
  • What Does a Bartender Do?
    As a bartender, you can work in pubs, sports bars, casinos, on yachts, or in resorts, hotels, and at special events (including weddings and concerts). Bartenders are needed all over the world, since every major city and even most small towns have restaurants, special events, and bars. You can even open your own bar or start your own mobile bartending business and go where the road takes you! Bartenders get to form great relationships with customers, hear fascinating stories, and take part in people’s celebrations. You can work in a fast-paced or relaxed environment, but you can be sure no two days will be the same!
  • How Do I Become a Bartender?
    Earning a certificate in bartending will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional bartender. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, and a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings.
  • What is the Bartending Certificate Course?
    IAP Career College’s Bartending Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Bartender). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home. This part-time Bartending Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program. However, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule. The Bartending Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.