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Professional Bartending

Continuing Education Workforce Certificate




Owings Mills

Bartenders work directly with customers by mixing and serving drink orders. Their responsibilities include verifying age requirements, knowing alcohol pairing and tastes, mixing and serving drinks, processing payments, managing inventory and cleaning bar supplies.​

In this course, students will learn the essentials of professional bartending and qualify to take an advanced exam for alcohol service in order to earn their Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) certification, a Maryland-approved credential. Topics include bar preparation, beverage recipes, customer service, alcohol laws, liability, and responsibilities, evaluating intoxication levels, checking identifications, and dealing with difficult situations.

Students entering this program should have outstanding communication skills, stung customer service skills, strong time management skills, be well organized, have the ability to follow safety rules and regulations, work as part of a team, and be flexible.

Bartending jobs can be found at restaurants, hotels, motels, resorts, casinos, and catering companies. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

Program Course Sequence

The T.I.P.S. certification exam is included in this course.

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Professional Bartending/Mixology


T.I.P.S. - Training for Intervention Procedures Certification, books, exam, and certification costs provided and included in course costs.



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