Bartender Certification Course

Bartender Certification
Course $599


Spring Tuition Special – 47% off This week only: $297 until May 23rd


  • 80% Practical – You Working Behind Our Bar
  • Touch Screen POS & Cash Handling Training
  • Lifetime Access To Job Centre – New Jobs added Weekly – Guaranteed
  • Wine Service Training Included
  • More Classtime (24 Hours Total) Than Any Other School
  • Training Guarantee – Free Re-Takes For Life At Any Location

Metropolitan Bartending School’s Bartender Certification Course will show you the most up to date bartending techniques that are used in Calgary’s best bars and restaurants. After spending 24 hours of class time working in our ultra modern training facility, you will leave with your bartending certificate, the skills to land a great job, earn fantastic tips, and make every cocktail a customer can throw at you, with confidence.

Program Description:

You will spend 80% of your time, up behind our fully equipped bar, learning hands-on. During this section of the course you will learn:

  • Traditional & modern pouring methods
  • Speed & accuracy techniques
  • Bartending equipment & glassware
  • Live POS (Point Of Sale) training
  • Over 100 cocktail & shooter recipes
  • Efficiency
  • Handing a crowd & multiple drink orders
  • Shaking, straining & layering techniques
  • Draft Beer pouring
  • Working with draft beer systems
  • Working as a team member
  • Handling cash & credit card payment’s

You will spend 20% of your time working in our classroom setting, covering such topics as:

  • Basic spirits & liqueur knowledge
  • Customer service concepts
  • Suggestive selling & tip strategies
  • Cash out procedures
  • Provincial liquor regulations
  • Resume writing for the bar industry
  • Finding a job in the bar industry
  • Interview tips

Other Highlights Include:

Metropolitan Bartending Guarantee: If for any reason you can not complete the course, fail, or just want to brush up your skills: you can take part, or the entire Bartender Certified Course again, at no cost, anytime, for life.

Class Schedule

Weekday Classes:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11am – 4pm, for 1 week
Weeknight Classes:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6pm – 9:30pm, for 2 weeks
Weekend Classes:
  • Saturday’s 11am – 4pm, for 4 weeks

(20 hours total class time)

The 90 page textbook & the final exam is included in the cost of your course.

The cost of the course is tax-deductible.

You will learn from the best instructors in the Calgary bar industry.

After graduating you will have exclusive access to Metropolitan Job Database which we update constantly.

After you complete our program, you will also have access to 1 on 1 resume & job search coaching with your instructor. Talk to your instructor to book an appointment.

Why we are hands-down, the best bartending school in Calgary

Bartending Success Stories:

I enjoyed my experience here. I’ve already been telling everyone I know to take this course. I felt the atmosphere was very comfortable and easy to learn in. I never felt nervous to ask questions or make mistakes. I feel confident to work in a bar after only two weeks. I will definitely recommend this school! – Will W.

I have really enjoyed my 2 weeks here. I had nothing but fun learning key bartending tools I will carry with me for the rest of my bartending career. Fun atmosphere and the bar simulation is very accurate. Informative textbook and up to date. I feel I have real experience now that will make me comfortable working in any bar environment. I like how we are able to come back and refresh our memory and skills. Ian is the man! Great class, thanks! – Cliff C.

It was really casual and relaxed, which reflects the industry. There were plenty of good, hands-on experience. The energy was great, not intimidating, and friendly. So much to learn still. I loved it here. I came in with no knowledge about the industry and now I’m leaving with confidence and experience. Great that you allow drop-ins after. I had fun and learned a lot. Thanks! – Sophia S.