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Newfoundland | Labrador Bartending Certification

Newfoundland | Labrador Bartending Certification

Newfoundland & Labrador Bartender’s License

St. John’s, Conception Bay South, Mount Pearl, Paradise, and Grand Falls- Windsor Newfoundland & Labrador Bartending Schools

The Newfoundland & Labrador 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 Newfoundland & Labrador 2-Day Bartending Course

Local Bartending Schools (NEBS) has been training greater Newfoundland & Labrador-area bartenders since 2010. Our first school opened in St. John’s, 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!

Newfoundland & Labrador Bartending Certification Requirements

Newfoundland & Labrador 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 Newfoundland & Labrador is called, It’s Good Business.

It’s Good Business is not mandatory under NL policy.

    •      • There is no minimum age to take this responsible serving exam

What is It’s Good Business?

It’s Good Business (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 online course only has liquor responsibility training. It costs $60. It can be purchased here: https://hnl.ca/training/serve-responsible-nl/

The Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control  (Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation)

90 Kenmount Road
St. John’s, NL A1B 3V1
Telephone: (709) 724-1100


Bartending License regulations for sellers and servers in Newfoundland & Labrador
NL Dram Shop Laws: Yes
NL Happy Hour Laws: The Province of Newfoundland & Labrador 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.

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

Within Newfoundland & Labrador, the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages is 21.

LBS of Newfoundland & Labrador Headquarters
66 Kenmount Rd,
St. John’s, NL A1B 1W2

Newfoundland & Labrador Certification Online

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

LBS certification is valid throughout Newfoundland & Labrador. Newfoundland & Labrador 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 Newfoundland & Labrador.

  •      • 60% of bartending industry employers in Newfoundland & Labrador recruited new bartenders in the past 2 years.

On-Premise and Off-Premise Newfoundland & Labrador Alcohol Beverage Control Cards (ANL) Offered Here

St. John’s County, Westminster County, Grand Falls- Windsor County, Cariboo County, and Conception Bay South 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 St. John’s, Conception Bay South, Mount Pearl, Paradise, and Grand Falls- Windsor?
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.