USBG News: Nov. 17, 2009

We’re pleased to announce that testing for the USBG Master Accreditation program will take place during the 2010 Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas. Testing for both Level I - USBG Spirits Professional and Level II – USBG Advanced Bartender will be administered on Wednesday, March 10. The first time Level I is taken it is free for USBG members; any subsequent tests are $50 for USBG Members & $175 for Non-Members.

As you may know, a board consisting of the country’s foremost beverage alcohol professionals and spirits education leaders created this testing system, which debuted in November 2008. The USBG MA Board’s intent is to raise the standard for the beverage alcohol industry and elevate bartending to a well-recognized profession with standards and requirements.

The MA program is affordable and accessible to all who have the passion to obtain the knowledge required to pass. Successful completion of the USBG Master Accreditation Program’s three levels of testing positions candidates to be recognized as leaders in the service of alcohol in a responsible and professional manner. The USBG challenges its members and beverage professionals all over the country to prove their merit by studying for and passing the three levels of the MA Program. Preparing for the MA tests is a journey that beverage professionals will need to pace and monitor for themselves. Being an active USBG member is a great way to gain access to resources to help you prepare, but you do not have to be a USBG member to take our tests.

For more information on the USBG Master Accreditation program, visit

The USBG will be posting news and national updates in NCB Mix regularly, so stay tuned!


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