What sort of certification do you need to become a bartender in Texas (other than TABC certification)? Will a bar hire a bartender that has no experience but does have certain certifications and/or licenses? If so, what certifications/licenses does one need?

г‚ўгѓћгѓігѓЂ {amanda} replied: "not exactly sure how it works in texas, but up here in wisconsin you need to have to be 18 and have a server’s permit (beverage operator’s license…which you get through like a 3 hour online course at the local technical college). then the bar that you work at will usually train you a few nights. they’ll show you the basics and how to make their signature drinks. it may be harder if you don’t have the experience before hand, but you should probably do okay."

Just got hired but no SS card!? I can’t find my social security card anywhere! I am supposed to go in today and bring that, along with my drivers license and my TABC certification (which I have), but I can’t find my SS card anywhere. What should I say? Or is there anything I can bring instead of it? Like my passport? EEEEeeek! Help!

muncie birder replied: "Do you know your SS number? Give them that. I lost my SS card decades ago but you really do not need it so long as you know your number. I would suggest calling the SS office, but you will never get anyone to answer the phone. They don’t here anyway. You have to have your SS to submit your taxes. Look on an old tax form for it."

What you need to be a bartender? I am an 18 year old US citizen in the State of New Jersey. After doing some research it looks like you do not need a bar tending license however i am not sure because they never listed the state regulations by state. Also i read you may need a TABC certification. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated Thanks.
I am an 18 year old US citizen in the State of New Jersey. After doing some research it looks like you do not need a bar tending license however i am not sure because they never listed the state regulations by state. Also i read you may need a TABC certification. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated Thanks. PLEASE INCLUDED WHAT KIND OF CERTIFACTION OR LICENCE.

Tonya W replied: "A license, some kind of certification, a great personality, patience, interpersonal skills, and sympathy."

Auli replied: "Bartending license ."

AchillestheKid replied: "An outgoing personality, and the ability to accept low tip days. You know, those days where everybody forgets to tip the waiter?

Certification: ?"

Corvato replied: "some states require anyone who deals with alcohol (server, bar tender, retailers) to go through a responsible server certification, but doing searches, New Jersey isn’t one of these states.

You therefore don’t need certification, but you will need experience…. you can’t just be a bar tender, you will likely be hired as a server or barback and have to work your way up to a bar tender… also remember, even if New Jersey allows 18 year olds to bar tend… MOST employers won’t hire someone that can’t legally taste what they are serving.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BAR TENDING LICENCE. the bar needs a license… some states require bar tenders to have a responsible server certification, but as i said, NJ isn’t one of those states."

Mobile bartender in Texas? I am wanting to become a mobile bartender in texas, like do events such as parties and weddings. If I carry liquor with me like in a trailer and go to events what types of permits or licenses will I need? Would you suggest I have the customer purchase the alcohol, and I just ten the bar for them at the location of the even and draw up a contract for my pay? If I do it like this what will I need besides just a TABC certification?

Brandi Cervantes replied: "I think it is best to have the customer buy the alchohol and you just serve it. I have seen this same thing at many receptions from weddings, to graduations, to aniversery parties."

Ryan B replied: "I am TABC Certified and I can tell you this is not legal. You can become a certified bartender and have the customer purchase the products. You can even go get them for them, just do it in the area in which you will be serving. There are still several bootlegging and county laws about transport of alcohol across county lines. I like the idea, you should really talk to a TABC rep and determine exactly the ins and outs of this to keep your own butt out of hot water. Good Luck!"