Frequently Asked Questions | Professional Bartending Academy

FAQs

Where are you located?
Our headquarter is:
4615 West Broad Street Ste. 127, Richmond, VA 23230

The building is directly on Broad Street. To access the parking and entrance, turn onto Blacker Street, then take a left behind Pro Printing.

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. Give us a call and set up a time convenient to your schedule.

How big are your classes?
12 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?
With a variety of course options available, the cost depends on the professional training you choose. Please contact us or give us a call to discuss the best fit.

How successful is the job placement assistance?
Due to consistent demand for trained bartenders, we consistently have new employment opportunities available for alumni. In 2017, 73% of graduates found employment in the bar business.

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)
Mon – Thurs
Oct. 24
Nov. 13
Dec. 3
Dec. 19

Weekend
Nov. 3
Jan. 5

Mon – Thurs
Oct. 24
Nov. 13
Dec. 3
Dec. 19

Weekend
Nov. 3
Jan. 5

 

Course Type Days in Session Length of Course Time
2 Hour Basic Tues or Thurs 1 Day 3:30pm – 5:30pm
16 Hours Event 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 Hours Certification 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.