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Quebec Bartending Certification

Quebec Bartending Certification

Quebec Bartender’s License

Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, Gatineau, Sherbrooke and Longueuil, Quebec Bartending Schools

The Quebec 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 Quebec 2-Day Bartending Course

Local Bartending Schools (NEBS) has been training greater Quebec-area bartenders since 2010. Our first school opened in Montreal, 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!

Quebec Bartending Certification Requirements

Quebec 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 Quebec is called, Service in Action.

Service in Action is not mandatory under QC policy.

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

What is Service in Action?

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 $89 and go up.
Éduc’alcool and Institut du tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)
3535, rue Saint-Denis
Montréal (Québec) H2X 3P1
Telephone: 514-282-5110


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

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

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

LBS of Quebec Headquarters
1200 McGill College Ave
Suite 1100,
Montreal, Quebec H3B 4G7

Quebec Certification Online

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

LBS certification is valid throughout Quebec. Quebec 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 Quebec.

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

On-Premise and Off-Premise Quebec Alcohol Beverage Control Cards (ITHQ) Offered Here

Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Capitale-Nationale, Mauricie and Estrie 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 Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, Gatineau, and Longueuil?
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.