Bartender

License required by 13 states

84th most burdensome licensing requirements.

78th most widely and onerously licensed occupation.

Bartenders or mixologists mix and serve drinks to patrons directly or through waitstaff.

Thirteen states license bartenders. On average, these laws require $7 in fees, half a day of education and about one exam. Twelve states require a short course lasting between two and five hours, and nine states require an exam. Of the 102 occupations studied, bartender has the 84th most burdensome licensing requirements and ranks as the 78th most widely and onerously licensed occupation.

States With Licenses

Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Alabama 13 $0 1 5 clock hours 1 0 21
2 Tennessee 13 $20 1 5 clock hours 1 0 18
3 New Mexico 13 $0 1 4.5 clock hours 1 0 21
4 Alaska 13 $0 1 4 clock hours 1 0 21
5 Oregon 13 $26 1 3.75 clock hours 1 0 21
6 Utah 13 $0 1 3 clock hours 1 0 21
6 Washington 13 $0 1 3 clock hours 1 0 21
8 Vermont 13 $0 1 3 clock hours 0 0 18
8 Wisconsin 13 $0 1 3 clock hours 0 0 18
10 Indiana 13 $45 0 2 clock hours 1 0 19
11 Louisiana 13 $0 0 2 clock hours 1 0 18
12 Rhode Island 13 $0 0 2 clock hours 0 0 18
13 Kansas 13 $0 0 0 0 21

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