In New Hampshire there aren’t any state regulations in place that require a server or bartender to be licensed in order to sell alcohol.

New Hampshire Bartending

It is important to keep in mind some employers will require bartenders to complete such courses regardless of state or city laws.

According to the New Hampshire Liquor Commission “annual training is recommended” – Look below for state-recommended providers for further details

Minimum Age To Serve Alcoholic Beverages In New Hampshire:

  • 18

Bartending/ Server Training:

  • For all information regarding training, you can visit New Hampshire  Liquor Commission Division of Enforcement & Licensing “MOODLE” site HERE.
  • On the virtual training site, you’ll find:
    • News
    • upcoming events
    • access to courses (TEAM, G.E.T.S., & A.C.T.)
    • & other educational material concerning the state’s liquor laws

Popular Courses: *all are offered free of charge

  • Grocer Education Training Seminar (G.E.T.S.)
    • GETS was developed in 1985 to assist Off-Sale licensees and their employees to better understand and perform their job duties relevant to the sale of age restricted products.
    • The GETS course focuses on:
      • current NH Alcohol, Beverage, & Tobacco laws
      • Administrative Rules
      • How to handle attempts to purchase by underage persons and intoxicated individuals.
      • Trends in fake identification
      • Signs of intoxication and recommended store policies are also highlighted in this program.
    • Participants will receive a certificate of completion with a score of 80% or higher on the exam
  • Alcohol Consultant Training (A.C.T)
    • course will review special requirements necessary to conduct tastings at an educational event
  • Total Education in Alcohol Management (TEAM 2016)
    • Employers might require bartenders to be “TEAM” certified

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

Additional Resources:

For more information, please contact your local City Clerk’s office.

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