Florida Alcohol Server Training

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This alcohol server training course is created in accordance with the Florida Responsible Vendor Act for individuals that need to obtain a Florida bartending license online to serve alcohol at liquor-licensed businesses. 

ServeSmart’s three-hour course is self-paced and simple to use so servers and bartenders can get their Responsible Vendor Training quickly! Our online course features interactive lessons and videos that make learning about Florida’s liquor laws fun and engaging. This approach provides alcohol servers with more relevant content while meeting the requirements of the Florida Responsible Vendor Act. 

Once you register, you can begin the course right away. The registration, course, and final exam are completely online. After you finish the course material and pass the exam, you can download your certification instantly. We’ve developed our Florida Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training course to be as painless as possible. Let us help you get your certification today!

3 Easy Steps


Sign Up

Enroll today in our interactive, self-paced online course!


Complete Course

Pass the exam with an 80% score or higher!


Receive the Certificate

Upon completion, you will receive a PDF of your certificate of completion.

Course Overview

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Module One: Laws and Regulations
  • Module Two: Alcohol and its Effects on the Body
  • Module Three: Intoxicated Persons
  • Module Four: Minors and Checking ID
  • Module Five: Controlled Substances

Course Details

  • Course Length: 3 hours
  • Exam Questions: 25 Questions
  • Exam Attempts: 2x
  • Passing Score: 80%
  • Pass Guarantee: Yes
  • Certificate Type: PDF
  • Certificate Valid: 3 years

Course Overview

Employee Course

Learn the basics of responsible alcohol service and get your Florida Responsible Alcohol Vendor Certificate 100% online.

The employee course covers:

  • Legal responsibilities of seller-servers
  • Alcohol’s effects on the body and mind
  • Risks of serving minors and intoxicated patrons

NOTE: Within 30 days of employment, seller-servers must complete Responsible Vendor Training.

Manager Course

In this course, we cover the Responsible Vendor Training for Managers for safe alcohol service and management.

The manager course covers:

  • Florida alcohol sale laws
  • Key Alcohol policies and procedures
  • Intervention strategies for underage and intoxicated patrons

NOTE: Within 15 days of employment, managers must complete Responsible Vendor Training. 

Take the course from your phone!

ServeSmart makes getting your Florida Alcohol Server Training easier than ever! The course is 100% mobile-friendly, allowing you to take the course anywhere and from your tablet or smartphone. Just log in from your mobile browser and you’re on your way!

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Course Features

99% Pass Rate

99% of our students pass the exam the first time! Didn't pass the exam the first time? No problem! You can take the exam as many times as you need!

Secure Payment

Our secure payment portal accepts both Stripe for credit card transactions as well as PayPal!

Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of the Florida Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training, you will be issued a certificate of completion you can show to your employer.


After completing the Florida Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training, you will have access to a workbook that contains the valuable information you'll learn while taking this course.


Our course is available in the following languages:
- English
- Spanish
- Korean


Our US based customer support is available 8:00AM to 5:00PM Pacific, Monday through Friday.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Alcohol Server Training is a training course for sellers or servers of alcohol who need to be in compliance with the Florida Responsible Vendor Act.

Anyone who sells or serves alcohol or supervises the sale and service of alcohol for on-premises consumption is legally required to have a MAST permit. According to the law, managers, bartenders and servers will all need a permit.

It is recommended that you take Florida Alcohol Server Training and get hands on bartender training.

Taking alcohol server training can help to protect you and your employer from legal and financial liability as well as help keep your patrons and the general public safe.

To renew your certification, you’ll need to retake the alcohol server training. It is recommended that you renew your certification within 45 days of the expiration date and provide your employer with an updated copy of your certificate.

A bartending license (AKA certification) takes 3 hours to complete.

You must be at least 18 to bartend in Florida.

Bartending license is the same as a certification.

No, it is not mandatory to have a license or certification to be a bartender in Florida.

Bartending school (AKA alcohol server training) takes 3 hours to complete.

Bartending school (not to be confused with alcohol server training) typically costs between $300 and $600 for a two week course, depending on the course.