Frequently Asked Questions | Professional Bartending Academy

FAQs

What are your COVID 19 procedures?

– Classes will be limited to 8 students per class.
– All visitors will be required to wash their hands prior to entering the classroom.
– Hand sanitizer will be provided for students to use during class.
– Mask will be required while in the classroom at all times.
– Students who are experiencing any COVID 19 symptoms must respect other’s health and consider testing or quarantine.

When will classes start again?

Online registration for summer classes is open. In-person 40 hour certification classes begin July 1st.

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.

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:

July 1
July 20 (11:00 am -3:00 pm only available)
August 5 (6:30 pm -10:30 pm only available)
August 24 (11:00 am -3:00 pm only available)
September 9
September 28
October 14
November 2
December 2

Weekend Class Begins:

July 18
August 22 (No class on Labor Day Weekend)
October 3
November 7

Weekday Class Begins:

July 1
July 20 (11:00 am -3:00 pm only available)
August 5 (6:30 pm -10:30 pm only available)
August 24 (11:00 am -3:00 pm only available)
September 9
September 28
October 14
November 2
December 2

Weekend Class Begins:

July 18
August 22 (No class on Labor Day Weekend)
October 3
November 7

 

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 offer payment plans?

For the 40-hour certification class, we do. To establish a payment plan, a finance fee of $25 is applied to your first tuition payment. The payment amounts are the following:

1st Payment:$157
2nd Payment:$132
3rd Payment:$131

Payments are due at the beginning, middle, and end of class.

Can I come check out the school?

Yes! We are available for virtual tours Monday through Saturday until June 10. Contact Us to have an admission representative to set up a time for a tour.

How big are your classes?

8 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 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.

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.