I know diddly about bartending “school” but to the best of my knowledge, many cities require all bar employees to have BASSET certification. Here’s an excerpt from one city’s regulations:
"B.A.S.S.E.T. is Beverage Alcohol Sellers & Servers Education & Training. B.A.S.S.E.T. is a mandatory 8 hour training course that must be attended by anyone who sells and/or serves alcohol in a (city name deleted) liquor establishment, such as waitresses, waiters, bartenders, and over-the-counter clerks. The management of these establishments must also receive B.A.S.S.E.T. certification.
Basically, B.A.S.S.E.T. is an education and training tool for servers and sellers of alcohol. Topics of discussion during the 8 hour class include the effects of alcohol, the blood alcohol content (BAC) system, DUI, responsible serving of alcohol, checking of ID’s, alcoholism, village ordinances, and refusing or discontinuing liquor service. "
If a bartending class covers drink recipes, that’s a plus. You’d be surprised how many times people order a fancy drink and if you don’t know, and ask them what’s in it, often THEY don’t know either!