According to the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement in the state of Delaware, a state approved license is REQUIRED to sell and serve alcohol.

Required Delaware Bartending School Information:

You must be 16 years of age or older in order to attend the free training classes. At the end of the course you will receive a card that confirms that you have completed the alcohol training course.

  • This card is good for 4 years.
  • Classes usually last around 2.5 hours depending on how many students show up
  • There is a 40 question, multiple-choice test at the end of the lecture and then you receive your card

The alcohol training courses are offered in each of the 3 Delaware counties. You can find the schedule of classes here, or call (302) 577-5208.

What You Need To Bring To The Class:

  • A valid ID ( Driver’s license/ Passport/ Armed Forces ID Card/ State Issued ID card from the DMV)
  • Pen or pencil
  • A copy of the server-training booklet is not required to bring to class, but may be helpful to look over before. It can be found here (pdf)

Some Topics That May Be Covered in the Course:

  • Recognizing the signs of intoxication
  • How to properly check ID’s
  • How alcohol affects the body
  • Title 4
  • The Commissioner’s Rules

The locations of classes for each county are as follows:

New Castle County

820 North French Street

Wilmington DE 19801

Carvel State Building 2nd Floor Auditorium

Kent County

89 Kings Highway

Dover DE 19902

DNREC Auditorium

Sussex County

229 Rehoboth Avenue

Rehoboth Beach DE 19971

Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Minimum Age to Serve Alcoholic Beverages in Delaware:

  • 19 to solicit and serve in a restaurant
  • 21 to work in a taproom or tavern

Other Requirements That May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License or Passport
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Be able to stand long periods of time
  • Knowledge of basic drink recipes

For more information, please contact your local city clerk’s office.


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