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Serving it Right Certification Information

Serving it Right Certification Information

It's required by law to have a Serving It Right Certification before serving or selling alcohol in BC.

How to Get Your Serving it Right Certification

Learn the legal implications to serving alcohol in British Columbia with the Serving It Right program. This mandatory training is crucial for everyone in the province serving alcohol, ensuring legal compliance and safe service.

The Importance of Serving It Right in Bartending

The goal of the Serving It Right program is to educate servers in BC of their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol. Imagine a scenario where you a serve a customer four cocktails in two hours, a reasonable scenario for any very thirsty patron. That same customer leaves your bar, or restaurant, then drives away and gets into an accident. You served that customer. Are you legally responsible in any way? All servers and bartenders need to know that answer.

In British Columbia, the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch keeps a close eye on businesses. Establishments that employ non-certified workers can be issued a fine. What may follow is liquor licence suspension, and/or termination of their liquor licence. Bars and restaurants will not take a chance on hiring someone without this responsible service certificate. As a result, every restaurant and bar serving liquor in BC will expect you to have Serving it Right before applying for work as a bartender or server.

NOTE: Your certificate expires after 5 years! Get your Responsible Service BC Certificate for only $35. The material is all online, you can study it anytime. Payment for the course is by credit card and all your certification details are managed by Responsible Service BC.

Key Topics Covered in the Certification

The online certification course outlines what to watch for when serving customers. It also covers techniques you can use to prevent problems before they start.

  • What are the Warning Signs of Intoxication
  • How to calculate Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
  • What is your Legal Liability, and how the laws of the Province of British Columbia are applied
  • How to Create and Maintain a Responsible Beverage Service Program in your workplace

Learn more about the Serving It Right program here.

What's the difference between Fine Art Bartending School and Serving it Right?

Our focus is training on you how to BE a bartender, where the Serving it Right Certification trains you on the law and responsible service.

We do not offer Serving It Right as a stand alone program. Instead, our bartending courses teach you practical skills of bartending, behind an actual bar. But don't worry, we outline what you need to do to earn the certificate if you haven't completed it already.

Check out all our upcoming courses to see when you can get trained as a bartender. All bartenders need to know responsible serving. Get your Serving It Right online through Responsible Service BC.

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About Fine Art Bartending School Vancouver

Become a Certified Bartender with our Commerical Bartending Program. In eight days, you will learn:

  • How to build popular classic cocktails
  • Work with bartending tools behind a real bar
  • Bartending techniques
  • How to land a job in the hospitality industry
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  • Customer service skills ... and so much more!

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