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Bartending Job Placement Updates:

Spring hiring is hot during 2014. During March and halfway through April our graduates have landed about 200 bartending jobs and positions.

PBS direct staffed about 15 parties throughout MD, DC, and VA. Its a wonderful opportunity. We present direct bartending opportunities to our graduates through the many calls that come to us from hosts.

Large Spring time events occurred throughout the region. Our graduates staffed the Craft Beer Fest at the Convention Center in March and a Cherry Blossom Festival. About 80 graduates worked those events, made income and had a blast.

Meanwhile grads kept landing bartending gigs throughout the region. Freddy at the new Republic in Arlington, Jae at Cafe Deluxe in Gaithersburg, Kia at the Mighty Pint in Downtown DC are just a few.

Bartending License/TAM Certification


Upon graduation you will receive two National certifications from us. Don’t worry… It doesn’t matter where you live or where you bartend… You can take our certifications ANYWHERE!

  1. First, you’ll be recognized through The State Council of Higher Education as a certified bartender.
  2. Second, all graduates of The Professional Bartending School are nationally certified through the Techniques of Alcohol Management® (TAM) program. The TAM® program is the long standing industry standard for nationally recognized alcohol server training programs for the responsible service of alcohol. The certification is good for three years. Once yours expires, feel free to come back to the school and get recertified for a small fee.

The TAM® Program teaches

  • Professional and ethical conduct when serving alcohol
  • Techniques for reducing alcohol-related accidents and incidents
  • Techniques for preventing the illegal sale of alcoholic beverages to minors.

The TAM® program training meets the certification requirements in many jurisdictions throughout the United States. For example, Maryland requires at least one employee to be certified. Montgomery, Howard, Hartford and Kent Counties, plus Annapolis City require a TAM® certified staff member to be on the premise at all times when alcohol is served.

Many states, counties, municipalities and employers have similar mandatory certification requirements. TAM® is the #1 such program in Maryland, and widely used in Washington, DC and Virginia. With tougher drunk driving laws than ever, TAM is a valuable asset for Virginia restaurants. We were recently referenced as a server training resource to new Virginia restaurateurs by a Virginia ABC official. Currently we are the only bartending school with approved trainers for the DC Alcohol Awareness Program!!!

Need a DC managers license or need to train your staff in TAM? Give us a call! You can find out more about TAM® by visiting www.tamusa.org. Not only is TAM® training included in our course but we provide group training for bars, clubs, restaurants, and hotels throughout the DC region. Have a question? Call us (703) 841-9700.

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