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British Columbia Bartending Certification

British Columbia Bartending Certification

British Columbia Bartender’s License

Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, Kelowna, and Nanaimo British Columbia Bartending Schools

The British Columbia Bartending Course is held once each month and this class fills up quickly! To learn more about starting dates and how you can enroll, please call, email, or fill out the request information form today!

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About our British Columbia 2-Day Bartending Course

Local Bartending Schools (NEBS) has been training greater British Columbia-area bartenders since 2010. Our first school opened in Vancouver, followed by our downtown Vegas location, our Worcester location, and our Orlando, Florida location. Read What Harvard College Says About Us!

We now offer a two-day, 10-hour bartending course that is held at the Holiday Inn.

The cost of the complete course is only $149.00!

British Columbia Bartending Certification Requirements

British Columbia has a Provincial law regulating the legal age an individual needs to be to consume, sell, or serve alcoholic beverages and other regulations regarding the sale and service of alcoholic beverages.   The name of the certificate in British Columbia is called, Serving It Right.

Serving It Right is mandatory under BC policy.

  •      • There is no minimum age to take this responsible serving exam
  •      • This license is a mandatory requirement for anyone working in or owning a licensed establishment

What is Serving It Right?

Serving it Right (SIR) is a three-part program.

  1. An online study course
  2. Secondly, an official exam
  3. Lastly, a Certificate is received immediately after passing

The British Columbia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control  (Responsible Service)

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.



Bartending License regulations for sellers and servers in British Columbia
BC Dram Shop Laws: Yes
BC Happy Hour Laws: The Province of British Columbia does not have Province-wide Happy Hour Prohibitions. Such laws may exist in your city or county. Check with your local jurisdiction for any restrictions.

British Columbia Province law requires all bars to close by 2:00 AM. (Some municipalities require an earlier closing.)

Within British Columbia, the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages is 21.

LBS of British Columbia Headquarters
701 W Georgia St
Suite 1500,
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

British Columbia Certification Online

Courses may be taken online. However, an in-person final exam will be followed by a proctor.

LBS certification is valid throughout British Columbia. British Columbia accepts our online certification. The control board does not require a proctored exam, which means you don’t have to sit in front of a person to take the test. The test will take about half an hour. Additional proctoring fees apply. These fees are not included in the cost of the course.

  •      • The average wage is $15.17 for a bartender in British Columbia.

  •      • 60% of bartending industry employers in British Columbia recruited new bartenders in the past 2 years.

On-Premise and Off-Premise British Columbia Alcohol Beverage Control Cards (ABC) Offered Here

Vancouver County, Westminster County, Nanaimo County, Cariboo County, and Victoria County require all servers to be trained and require all servers have an Alcohol Education Card. Many non-serving positions will also require a card even if you are not serving alcohol. Just being in the same establishment can be enough of a reason to get a card. Training is optional in all other counties, but a proctor is required to get the hard plastic Alcohol Education card.

Our students sit at the bar and watch our qualified instructors prepare and explain each drink in front of them. Our students then spend the rest of their class making the drinks behind an actual bar under the close supervision of our instructors.

Not in Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, Kelowna, and Nanaimo?
Our mobile instructors will drive to your home. Our teachers will bring all of the equipment to you. Full certification is available through our mobile bartending school.