How should I go about evaluating a bartending academy?

When evaluating a bartending academy, consider the following factors:

Accreditation and certification: Is the academy accredited by a recognized organization, such as the American Bartenders School or the National Bartenders Association? Do they provide a certification upon completion of the course?

Curriculum: Does the academy offer a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum that covers all aspects of bartending, including mixing techniques, drink recipes, and customer service skills?

Instructor experience and qualifications: Are the instructors experienced bartenders with a strong knowledge of the industry? Do they have any additional certifications or qualifications, such as a TIPS certification?

 Hands-on training: Does the academy   provide hands-on training and
 opportunities to practice behind a bar or
 in a simulated environment?

 Job placement assistance: Does the 
 academy offer job placement 
 assistance or connections to potential

 Student reviews and ratings: Research
 the academy's reputation and read
 reviews from past students to get a
 sense of their experiences and the
 quality of the program.

Cost and financial aid options: Consider the cost of the program and if there are any financial aid options available. Compare the cost and benefits of the program to other academies to ensure it is a good value.