Frequently Asked Questions | Professional Bartending Academy

FAQs

Where are you located?

4615 West Broad Street Ste. 127, Richmond, VA 23230

When you’re on Broad Street, you will need to turn onto Blacker Street to access the parking lot and building entrance. There will be a side access road located behind Pro Printing with our logo pointing you into the parking lot.

Upon entering the building, take a left and we are all the way down on the left hand side. Contact us if you have any questions at (804)355.2277.

Can I come check out the school?

Yes! We are available for tours Monday through Saturday. Contact Us to have an admission representative to set up a time for a tour.

How big are your classes?

10 students per class.

What do you teach over the 40 hour course?

  • Liquor and Liqueur education
  • How to make 125 popular cocktails
  • Customer service behind the bar
  • Beer and Wine training
  • How to precisely free pour
  • High volume bartending strategies
  • Speed and accuracy drills
  • How to have to fun behind the bar!

What are the benefits of graduating from Professional Bartending Academy?

  • Lifetime bartending certification valid in all 50 states
  • Lifetime local and nationwide job placement assistance (available in 74 cities throughout the US)
  • Free Refresher Classes
  • 1 on 1 job counseling
  • Resume assistance
  • Mock Interviews

How much does class cost?

$99 Registration Fee (Non-Refundable) + 3 Tuition Payments while attending class, contact Us for current tuition information.

How successful is the job placement assistance?

Due to consistent demand for trained bartenders, we consistently have and new employment opportunities available for alumni. In 2019, 72% of graduates found employment in the bar business. Contact Us to have an admission representative further discuss employment opportunities for yourself after class.

How much do bartenders make?

If you are a bartender that is working 20 hours a week at 5.00/hr plus tips with 0 years of experience, the MEDIAN annual income is $18,000 per year.

When do your classes start?

Upcoming Bartending Classes begin on:

2 Hour Basic
(Tues or Thurs)
16 Hour Event 40 Hour Certification 9 Hour Speed
(Sun)
Weekday Class Begins:

March 2
March 18
April 6
April 22
May 11
June 1
June 17
July 6
July 22
August 10

Weekend Class Begins:

March 14
April 18
May 30
July 11
August 15

Weekday Class Begins:

March 2
March 18
April 6
April 22
May 11
June 1
June 17
July 6
July 22
August 10

Weekend Class Begins:

March 14
April 18
May 30
July 11
August 15

 

Course Type Days in Session Length of Course Time
16 Hr Event Bartending Course Mon – Thurs or
Sat
4 Days (1 Week) or
2 Days (Weekend)
11:00am-3:00pm or
6:30pm-10:30pm

Weekend
9:00am – 5:00pm

40 Hr Certification Course Mon – Thurs or
Sat
10 Days (2.5 Weeks) or
5 Days (Weekend)
11:00am-3:00pm or
6:30pm-10:30pm

Weekend
9:00am – 5:00pm


Do you have job placement assistance?

Of course! We work one on one to help our grads land bartending jobs in Richmond and across the U.S. Learn more on the job placement page.

What are your qualifications?

We accept students who are 18 and up.

How old do you have to be to bartend in Virginia?

21 or older. In other states, however, individuals who are 18 or older may bartend. If you are looking to bartend in another part of the US., please verify through local and state laws.