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The world offers many opportunities for employment in the Nightlife Industry for many different types of people with skills and training. The Nightlife Association proudly includes DJ’s, Artists, Producers, Record Labels, Promoters, Booking Agents, Designers, Developers, Hosts, Bartenders, Waiters, Waitresses, Security, Photographers, Models, Beverage, Beer, Wine, Spirits Manufacturers, Distributors, News, Print, Broadcast, Internet, Media, Public Relations Agencies, Nightclubs, Bars, Lounges, Taverns, Pubs, Theaters, Live Music Venues, Event Centers, Professional Equipment Dealers, Distributors, Merchants, Sellers of Goods and Services to the Hospitality & Entertainment Industries.
U.S. Employees
  • 393k Industry Employees
  • 590k Bartenders (including at Restaurants)
  • 5.56 Average number of employees per establishment
  • $4.55bn Total wages
  • $64.08 Revenue per employee

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Food Handler Training ID Checkpoint

ID Checkpoint

$4.99 FREE

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Alcohol Seller/Server Education Safe Food Temperatures for Sizzling Summer Heat

Safe Food Temperatures for Sizzling Summer Heat

$4.99 FREE

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Food and Beverage Program Improving Tips

Improving Tips

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Craft Beer 101

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Intro to Wine

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Nightlife Association Price Includes (10% discount), normally $300 per location, per 30 employees.


Customer Service Made Better™

Restaurant Customer Service Essentials

$270/location* (1 year)

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Wine Basics, Service & Sales

$270/location* (1 year)

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Beer, Cocktails, Sales & Service

$270/location* (1 year)

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Active Shooter Training for Restaurant & Retail

$270/location for 30 students* (1 year)

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*Multiple foodservice establishments that operate at one physical location must pay individual site license fees. (i.e. hotels, resorts, etc.) This policy also applies to restaurant groups with multiple locations, as each location will be assessed an individual site license fee.




This Security Workshop is being presented in two parts. Part 1 will be completed Online before the 2016 International Nightlife Congress and Part 2 will be completed at the International Nightlife Congress on Wednesday, October 26 from 930am to 3pm. This Workshop is a National Host Security. This Workshop is a National Host Security Certification Program and if you’re from California, this is the new mandated California Licensing Training (PSO) for all California In House Security Guards or “Bouncers”. We will be presenting this Certification and Licensing program using our Hybrid Training format that will combine 12-hours of pre-show Online Training and our interactive 5-hour In Person Training at the 2016 International Nightlife Congress.

This workshop is an absolute must for all owners, managers and of course, every bar or club security host. This is the most comprehensive security-training program in the country and has stood up against courtroom scrutiny, law enforcement inspection and is way above the Hospitality Industry Standard of Care for in house security guards or “bouncers.” We have taught this program to over 3,000 bar and club employees nationwide and this is the only security training program endorsed by multiple national and international insurance carriers who offer premium discounts for our Certificates of Completion. The topics taught in this comprehensive workshop are:

  • Guard Duties and Responsibilities
  • Powers to Arrest and Citizen’s Detention
  • Conflict Resolution and Legal Limits to Using Force
  • Criminal, Civil and Administrative Liabilities
  • Alcohol Service Rules and Regulations
  • Recognition of Fake & False Identification
  • Recognition of Club Drug & Narcotics Usage
  • Disaster and Terrorism Awareness
  • Much, Much More...

Pricing for F&BA members is: 1 - 4 member employees - $110 5 - 9 member employees - $100 10 + member employees - $90



Using a leading provider of online food and alcohol safety training solutions for both businesses and professionals including ANSI accredited Food Handler and Food Manager programs, and State specific Alcohol Seller/Server training.


Food Safety Manager Training

Food Safety Manager Training

 Food Protection Manager Certification

Food Protection Manager Certification 


servsafepng The ServSafe(R) Food Protection Manager Certification

learntoservepng The Learn2Serve Food Safety Manager Certification

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fsppng The National Registry of Food Service Professionals, Certified Food Safety Manager 



Do not take the Food Handler course if you already have a valid Food Managers certification

Food Handler Training

Food Handler Training

HACCP Training

HACCP Training

haccppngHazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a significant aspect of food safety in todays hectic, fast paced world. 

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Alcohol Seller/Server Education

Alcohol Seller/Server Education

Safe alcohol training and certification is not required in every state. Please check with your local jurisdictional State Liquor Authority or Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to see if it is required. If not required it is highly recommended due to the liability aspect of serving alcohol. Check with your insurance carrier to see if they require it as a pre-requisite or if they offer a discount on liability policies. Training is suggested will all personnel who are involved in an operation that serves alcohol, including but not limited to, servers, bartenders, managers, bouncers, valet, etc.

servsafealcoholpngThe ServSafe® Fundamentals of Responsible Alcohol Service course and exam (888.510-0404 f)


The Learn2Serve alcohol seller/server course is 100% online for ease of training and certification.

 tipspngThe TIP’s program is widely accepted and offers training and certification online and with instructor led classes.



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    Industry Education

    United States

    School Location State
    University of Alaska-Anchorage Anchorage AK
    Auburn University Auburn AL
    Faulkner State Community College Gulf Shores AL
    The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL
    University of Arkansas Fayetteville AR
    Arkansas Tech University Russellville AR
    Central Arizona College Coolidge AZ
    Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ
    Chaffey College Alta Loma CA
    NOCCCD-Cypress College Anaheim CA
    California State University, Long Beach Long Beach CA
    Monterey Peninsula College Monterey CA
    Oxnard College Oxnard CA
    California School of Culinary Arts Pasadena CA
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona CA
    The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone St. Helena CA
    City College Of San Francisco San Francisco CA
    San Francisco State University San Francisco CA
    University of San Francisco San Francisco CA
    San Jose State University San Jose CA
    Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver CO
    University of Denver Denver CO
    Fort Lewis College Durango CO
    Manchester Community College Manchester CT
    Central Connecticut State University New Britain CT
    Norwalk Community College Norwalk CT
    University of District of Columbia Washington DC
    George Washington University Washington DC
    Howard University Washington DC
    Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton FL
    Daytona Beach Community College Daytona Beach FL
    Bethune - Cookman College Daytona Beach FL
    Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers FL
    Miami Dade College Miami FL
    St. Thomas University Miami FL
    Florida International University North Miami FL
    Johnson & Wales University, North Miami North Miami FL
    Central Florida Community College Ocala FL
    Orlando Culinary Academy Orlando FL
    Valencia Community College Orlando FL
    University of West Florida Pensacola FL
    Florida Metropolitan University Pompano Beach FL
    Saint Leo University Saint Leo FL
    University of South Florida, Sarasota/Manatee Sarasota FL
    Florida Culinary Institute West Palm Beach FL
    Southwest Florida College Tampa FL
    Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA
    University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu HI
    Brigham Young University - Hawaii Laie HI
    Iowa State University Ames IA
    Washington State University Moscow ID
    College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls ID
    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Carbondale IL
    Parkland College Champaign IL
    Eastern Illinois University Charleston IL
    Lexington College Chicago IL
    Roosevelt University Chicago IL
    Northern Illinois University De Kalb IL
    Elgin Community College Elgin IL
    Joliet Junior College Joliet IL
    Western Illinois University Macomb IL
    William Rainey Harper College Palatine IL
    Lincoln Land Community College Springfield IL
    University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign Urbana IL
    Indiana University Bloomington IN
    Ivy Technical State College Fort Wayne IN
    Purdue University, Calumet Hammond IN
    Ball State University Muncie IN
    Purdue University West Lafayette IN
    Kansas State University Manhattan KS
    Johnson County Community College Overland Park KS
    Western Kentucky University Bowling Green KY
    Transylvania University Lexington KY
    Sullivan University Louisville KY
    University of New Orleans New Orleans LA
    Boston University Boston MA
    Lasell College Newton MA
    Quinsigamond Community College Worcester MA
    Anne Arundel Community College Arnold MD
    Baltimore City College Baltimore MD
    Morgan State University Baltimore MD
    Howard Community College Columbia MD
    Montgomery College Rockville MD
    York County Community College Wells ME
    Ferris State University Big Rapids MI
    Macomb Community College Clinton Township MI
    Henry Ford Community College Dearborn MI
    Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids MI
    Northern Michigan University Marquette MI
    Northwood University Midland MI
    Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti MI
    University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO
    College of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO
    Missouri State University Springfield MO
    Central Missouri State University Warrensburg MO
    University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg MS
    Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville NC
    Appalachian State University Boone NC
    Western Carolina University Cullowhee NC
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro NC
    East Carolina University Greenville NC
    Wake Technical Community College Raleigh NC
    Cape Fear Community College Wilmington NC
    North Dakota State University Fargo ND
    Central Community College Hastings NE
    Southeast Community College Lincoln NE
    University of Nebraska Lincoln NE
    Middlesex County College Edison NJ
    Hudson County Community College Jersey City NJ
    Nicholls State University Manahawkin NJ
    County College of Morris Randolph NJ
    Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck NJ
    Mercer County Community College Trenton NJ
    New Mexico State University Las Cruces NM
    Genesee Community College Batavia NY
    Trocaire College Buffalo NY
    Buffalo State College Buffalo NY
    State University of New York - Cobleskill Cobleskill NY
    SUNY College Of Technology At Delhi Delhi NY
    International Sommelier Guild Grand Island NY
    The Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park NY
    St. John's University Jamaica NY
    Morrisville State College Morrisville NY
    New York University - Preston Robert Tisch Center New York NY
    Pace University New York NY
    New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury NY
    State University of New York- Oneonta Oneonta NY
    Plattsburgh State University Plattsburgh NY
    Monroe Community College Rochester NY
    Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY
    Schenectady County Community College Schenectady NY
    Syracuse University Syracuse NY
    Westchester Community College Valhalla NY
    Ashland University Ashland OH
    Ohio University Athens OH
    Bowling Green State University Bowling Green OH
    Cincinnati State Tech. & Community College Cincinnati OH
    Columbus State Community College Columbus OH
    The Ohio State University Columbus OH
    University Of Findlay Findlay OH
    Youngstown State University Youngstown OH
    Mount Hood Community College Gresham OR
    University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Bradford PA
    California University of Pennsylvania California PA
    East Stroudsburg University East Stroudsburg PA
    Mercyhurst College Erie PA
    Seton Hill University Greensburg PA
    Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg PA
    Robert Morris University Moon Township PA
    Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke PA
    Drexel University Online Philadelphia PA
    Philadelphia OIC Philadelphia PA
    Pennsylvania Culinary Institute Pittsburgh PA
    Indiana University Of Pennsylvania Punxsutawney PA
    The Pennsylvania State University, Berks-Lehigh Valley College Reading PA
    Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville PA
    Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport PA
    Universidad del Este Carolina PR
    Monteclaro School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts Palmer PR
    Johnson & Wales University, Providence Providence RI
    Trident Technical College Charleston SC
    University of South Carolina Columbia SC
    Horry - Georgetown Technical College Myrtle Beach SC
    Coastal Carolina University North Myrtle Beach SC
    South Dakota State University Brookings SD
    Pellissippi State Technical Community College Knoxville TN
    University Of Memphis Memphis TN
    Austin Community College Austin TX
    Texas Culinary Academy Austin TX
    Lamar University Hospitality Management Program Beaumont TX
    Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX
    Collin County Community College Frisco TX
    Houston Community College Houston TX
    University of Houston Houston TX
    Texas Tech University Lubbock TX
    Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches TX
    St. Philip's College San Antonio TX
    The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio San Antonio TX
    University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX
    Utah Valley State College Orem UT
    Northern Virginia Community College Annandale VA
    Stratford University Falls Church VA
    James Madison University Harrisburg VA
    Virginia State University Petersburg VA
    Champlain College of Vermont Burlington VT
    Johnson State College Johnson VT
    New England Culinary Institute Montpelier VT
    Highline Community College Des Moines WA
    Washington State University Pullman WA
    Western Technical College La Crosse WI
    Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee WI


    School Location Province
    University of Calgary Calgary AB
    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Calgary AB
    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Edmonton AB
    Thompson River University Kamloops BC
    Douglas College New Westminister BC
    Imperial Hotel Management College Vancouver BC
    Georgian College Russellville ON
    Central Arizona College Barrie ON
    Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Etobicoke ON
    University of Guelph Guelph ON
    Algonquin College Ottawa ON
    Centennial College Scarborough ON
    George Brown College Toronto ON
    LaSalle College Montreal QC


    School Location
    Victoria University Australia
    William Angliss Institute of TAFE Australia
    Blue Mountains Hotel School Australia
    International College of Tourism and Hotel Management Australia
    Le Cordon Bleu Australia, PTY, Ltd. Australia
    Griffith University Australia
    University of Queensland Australia
    Plantijn Hogeschool Van de Provincie Antwerpen Belgium
    Bermuda College Bermuda
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong China
    ACMT Croatia
    Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus Cyprus
    HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences Finland
    Savonia Polytechnic Finland
    Le Cordon Bleu France
    Institut De Management Hotelier International (IMHI) France
    ESHOTEL Paris France
    Ecole Des Art Culinaires & De L'Hotellerie France
    WIHOGA Dortmund Germany
    Alpine Center for Hotel & Tourism Management Studies Greece
    Trinity International Hospitality Studies Greece
    Guam Community College Guam
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education Hong Kong
    FHRAI Institute of Hospitality Mangement India
    Royal Institute of Aviation and Hospitality Management India
    International Institute of Hotel Management India
    Tadmor Hotel School Israel
    Apicius, The Culinary Institute of Florence Italy
    Kenya Utalii College Kenya
    Taylor's College, School of Hospitality and Tourism Malaysia
    Tun Hussein Onn Library Malaysia
    College of International Hospitality Management, Lyceum of the Philippines University Philippines
    IHMES International Hotel School, Philippine Campus Philippines
    Hotel School of Mauritius Republic of Mauritus
    Kantipur Hotel Management College Nepal
    Queenstown Resort College New Zealand
    University of Primorska, Turistica - College of Tourism Slovenia
    Daelim College South Korea
    ESADE - Escola Universitaria De Turisme Sant Ignasi Spain
    Escuela Universitaria De Hosteleria y Turismo Spain
    Les Roches Hotel Management School Spain
    Ecole hotelière de Lausanne Switzerland
    Gilon Institute of Higher Education Switzerland
    Hotel & Tourism Institute Switzerland
    International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland Switzerland
    Les Roches Swiss Hotel Association Switzerland
    Benedict Hotel Management School Luzern Switzerland
    DCT International Hotel & Business Management School Switzerland
    Hotel Institute Montreux Switzerland
    Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality Switzerland
    Swiss Hotel Management School Switzerland
    International Hotel & Tourism Industry Management School Thailand
    Phukkamarn, Rutchaneeporn Thailand
    Bangkok University Thailand
    Prince of Songkla University Thailand
    Hoge Hotelschool Maastricht The Netherlands
    International Hospitality Management (CHN) The Netherlands
    Bilkent University Turkey
    Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies United Kingdom
    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus United Kingdom
    Thames Valley University United Kingdom
    Canterbury Christ Church University College United Kingdom
    Bournemouth University United Kingdom
    University Of Brighton United Kingdom
    University of Gloucestershire United Kingdom
    Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom
    Coventry University United Kingdom

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