Frequently Asked Questions
Our mission is to train the hospitality industry in safe and responsible beverage alcohol service. The programs provide servers of the hospitality industry with the knowledge to help protect themselves from illegal alcohol service and to promote guests’ enjoyment, while reconfirming industry standard preparation of cocktails.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a bartending license in New York. However, there are certification programs like our Bartender Alcohol Responsibility (B.A.R.) Program, certified through the New York State Alcohol Training Awareness Program (A.T.A.P.), that allow bartenders to be in compliance bar owners’ insurance companies.
A.T.A.P. is the New York State Liquor Authority’s Alcohol Training Awareness Program, that allow bartenders to be in compliance bar owners’ insurance policies. 1-800-BARTEND’s B.A.R Program is approved by the New York State Liquor Authority.
These programs help licensees to comply with the Alcohol Beverage Control Laws, and emphasize how to stop underage drinking and sales to intoxicated persons. Our goal is to provide a safe environment at licensed establishments as well as preserve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in our communities. — NYSLA.
A.T.A.P certification is a part of our B.A.R. Training, included in all of our programs.
Yes! We help staff our graduates at appropriate locations based on knowledge and experience. More on staffing.
New York States’s ATAP certification does expire after 3 years, but you are welcome to take our refresher courses for free for life with purchase of the Full Time Program. We also offer a special certification renewal price exclusive to our graduates.
We’re not just providing you with a New York bartending certification, we’re giving you lifetime skills transferable to bars anywhere in the world.