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How old do I need to be a bartender?

In California, you must be 21 years of age to tend bar.  Because this requirement varies from state to state, you only need to be 18 years old to attend our courses at the Pacific Bartending School. 

What is a Bartender's License?

Bartending Certification is issued by our school to all graduates upon completion of our course, which by law is a registered vocational course in Sacramento.

What about online bartending schools?

At the Pacific Bartending School, we believe that the only true way to learn the skills and speed needed to work in a live bar environment is to train with hands-on experience behind a fully functional bar. Online courses, books and videos cannot offer the type of practical experience that is essential for a successful career in bartending. Furthermore, online bartending courses are not regulated or governed by any state agency. 

Do you offer job placement assistence?

Yes. The primary goal of our school is to assist you in finding a job as soon as possible. All students will have access to our jobs database through a username and password.  The jobs website is updated twice daily and in addition there is an extensive lesson on job hunting techniques in the school's corriculum.  We are in constant contact with key personnel from bars, lounges, restaurants, clubs and hotels all over the Los Angeles area to learn of job openings as soon as they are available - often before they reach the newspapers or Internet. 

How long is the entire course?

 The total course is 2 weeks. Weekday classes run 3.5 hours per day for 2 consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday, with multiple class time options available each day.  Saturday classes run 11:00am to 3:00pm, for 5 consecutive Saturdays and is an accelerated course however; you may take as many hours necessary to complete the course.  Weekday classes start every Monday. Classes are held from 1:30pm-5:00pm, and 6:00pm-9:00pm. Saturday classes are held over 5 Saturdays. Attendance is required from 11:00am - 3:00pm. Please call for Saturday start date. 

What are the total costs?

Total enrollment was $495.00, NOW $195.00!  This price includes the registration fee, training in a state-of-the-art facility with experienced instructors, all materials, a nationally recognized certificate of completion, ongoing job placement assistance, and FREE refresher courses!