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Serving It Right Certification

Serving It Right is the British Columbia Government’s mandatory alcohol server training program. Every person that serves alcohol in the province, must be familiar with the program and have this certificate. Each bartending course in BC must point out the necessity of being certified. This includes people serving and selling alcohol, like in cold beer and wine or liquor stores. One of the first questions every hiring manager will ask is, “Do you have your Serving It Right Certificate?”. We will point out how you can get this certificate!

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Why You Need Serving It Right

The goal of the Serving It Right program is to educate servers 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 BC, 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 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.

Key topics covered in the Serving it Right program

The online certification course outlines what to watch for when serving customers, and 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

Get your Serving It Right Certificate! We at Fine Art Bartending School will point you in the direction of what you need to do to complete the program on your own time. Complete the exam online at your convenience. You will complete an open-book 30 question exam. Achieve a score of at least 80% and you will receive your certificate. For you math whizzes, that’s about 24 out of 30 questions correct.

We do not offer Serving It Right as a stand alone program. We do outline what you need to do to earn the certificate. Check out all our upcoming courses to see when you can get trained as a bartender and how you can get Serving It Right certified quickly.

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