License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing
License required in 13 states
83rd most burdensome licensing requirements
62nd most heavily regulated occupation
(Last updated April 24, 2012)
Bartenders or mixologists mix and serve drinks to patrons directly or through waitstaff.
Thirteen states license bartenders. Seven states require a short course of a few hours, and four states require an exam. Bartenders rank 83rd for most burdensome licensing requirements, and the occupation is the 62nd most widely and onerously licensed of the 102 studied.
(Last updated May 2, 2012)
State Licensing Requirements
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