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Manitoba Bartending Certification

Manitoba Bartending Certification

Manitoba Bartender’s License

Winnipeg, and Brandon, Manitoba Bartending Schools

The Manitoba 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 Manitoba 2-Week Bartending Course

Since 2010, Local Bartending Schools (NEBS) has been training bartenders in the greater Manitoba area. Our journey began in Winnipeg, and we have since expanded to locations including downtown Vegas, Worcester, and Orlando, Florida. Read what the Harvard Business Review says about us!

We now offer a two-week, 40-hour bartending course at the Holiday Inn. The complete course costs only $849.00. Seats are limited, so advanced booking is required.

In addition to our two-week course, we offer other programs such as the Hands-on Mixology Elite Course, Bartending 101, and Bartending 201. For pricing, schedule, and availability of these programs, please contact your local representative.

Manitoba Bartending Certification Requirements

Manitoba does not have a Provincial law regulating the legal age an individual needs to be to consume, sell, or serve alcoholic beverages.   The name of the certificate in Manitoba is called, Serving It Safe Responsible Service and Safety Program.

It’s Good Business is mandatory under MB policy.

    •      • There is no expiration date of the It’s Good Business Certification.
    •      • The course/ test takes roughly 5 hours to complete

What is Serving It Safe?

Service in Action 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 online course only has liquor responsibility training. The costs of this program $40 and go up.



The Manitoba Tourism Education Council,
75 Scurfield Blvd.,
Unit 3
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1P6
Phone: (204) 957-7437

Bartending License regulations for sellers and servers in Manitoba
MB Dram Shop Laws: Yes
MB Happy Hour Laws: The Province of Manitoba 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.

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

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

LBS of Manitoba Headquarters
201 Portage Ave
18th Floor,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3K6

Manitoba Certification Online

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

LBS certification is valid throughout Manitoba. Manitoba 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.

On-Premise and Off-Premise Manitoba Alcohol Beverage Control Cards (AON) Offered Here

Winnipeg requires all servers to be trained and requires 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 Winnipeg or Brandon?
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.