Frequently Asked Questions | Professional Bartending Academy

FAQs

COVID 19 Questions?

When will classes start again?

Online registration for summer classes is open. We’re hoping to start back June 15!

What happens if you don’t start on June 15th?

We will simply push your registrations back to the next starting date that is forecasted. For example, if you register for the June 15 classes and a stay at home quarantine is enforced until July 10. You will begin on July 15. Please call us if you have any questions.

I’m currently registered for classes. When can I start?

All weekday registrations for April and May have been transferred to the June 15th starting date.
All weekend registrations for April and May have been transferred to the July 18th starting date.

I was taking classes then COVID 19 hit. When can I start again?

We will be in direct communication with you as to when we will resume classes. Based on current orders from the Governor, it looks like we can start back on June 13 pending this all passes by us. Feel free to call us if you any questions, (804)355.2277.

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:

June 15
July 1
July 15
August 3
August 19
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:

June 15
July 1
July 15
August 3
August 19
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

How much does class cost?

$99 Non-Refundable Registration Fee
$395 Pay in Full on Day 1
or
3 payments of $139 while attending classes.

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?

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 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.