The American Bartending Association, the number one bartending resource in the United States, announced the launch of its free Bartending 101 training course and affiliate program (www.AmericanBartendingAssociation.com
). Jillian Reid, the American Bartending Association Vice President, said, "We are extremely pleased to see the overwhelming response to our new training course and affiliate program. With the new course, we are changing the way prospective bartenders receive their education and training."
Prior to the free bartending course offered by the American Bartending Association (ABA), bartenders would have to pay somewhere in the range of $500 to $1000 for a similar 40 hour bartending course. This free course offers a professionally completed DVD and membership to the organization. A certificate of achievement is acquired after taking the ABA bartending test online.
According to the ABA, the program is unique because of its "extremely low cost of entry" for bartenders who want a positive work training program. Most people cannot quit their day job to take expensive programs, but the ABA's course allows individuals to train in the career according to their own schedule.
ABA Site Offers One-Stop Guidance for Bartenders
The ABA is a professional association dedicated to advocating for professional bartenders. Through continuing education and training, the association serves a profession with one million members. American Bartending Association members can quickly access state and federal regulations, and group medical and dental insurance.
Other benefits of membership include industry news and events, links and information on the best liquor brands, and suggested techniques to offer outstanding service. The drink recipe catalog offers extensive ideas to enhance your repertoire.
The ABA supports national alcohol awareness programs and responsible drinking programs. Your membership permits the American Bartending Association to represent the industry in federal and local regulatory issues that affect bartending.