Our Knoxville Bartending School ABC Course!

Tennessee ABC Server Permit Class in Knoxville

ABC Classes Available to the Public

The State of Tennessee requires all servers and bartenders who serve alcohol to attend an approved responsible alcohol program to receive a State-issued Alcohol Beverage Commission Server Permit. This permit is good for 5 years. The State of Tennessee does not allow online ABC classes. We also offer ABC Server Permit classes at our .

Our ABC trainers are approved by the State of Tennessee and upon successful completion of the 5 hour ABC class you will be able to receive your ABC Server Permit from the State of Tennessee.

Steps to Receive Your ABC Server Permit:

  1. We Now Have 3 Methods to Register for the ABC Class:
    A. Pay online by PayPal - No PayPal Account is needed. We accept all major credit cards.
    (When you register for our Server Permit class you will be automatically enrolled into the next available class. If you need to change the date to another class please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the time you register.)
    Call us and register at 865-693-6609 and pay by credit card over the phone.
    C. Visit our school and pay in person by cash, credit card or business check.
  2. Attend and successfully complete our Tennessee ABC-approved 5-hour Class
  3. We will report your completion score and personal information directly to the state ABC office
  4. Fill out your ABC Server Permit application here at the school and we will notarize it for you
  5. Take the completed, notarized application to the nearest ABC office and they will review it and issue your ABC Server Permit (ABC License)
  6. The State of Tennessee will charge every applicant a $20.00 fee. Be prepared to pay that when submitting your application. The state-fee is not included in your $70.00 payment to us for your class

All students must bring two forms of ID. Examples include. Birth certificate, Passport, Drivers license, Military ID, Social Security card or any document that can verify your name and Social Security Number.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions below for answers to most of your questions.

Upcoming Knoxville ABC Class Schedule:

  • September 24th, 2017 from 4pm-9pm
  • October 8th, 2017 from 4pm-9pm
  • October 22nd, 2017 from 4pm-9pm
  • November 5th, 2017 from 4pm-9pm
  • November 19th, 2017 from 4pm-9pm
  • December 3rd, 2017 from 4pm-9pm
  • December 17th, 2017 from 4pm-9pm

ABC Class Only $70.00
Enroll Online Securely!

Our corporate name is Grey Seize Hospitality
and will be shown on the shopping cart!

Bar Owners and groups: You may purchase as many
classes as you need by changing the quantity of classes
to what you need. Be sure to include your phone number
and we will contact you quickly to get the names of your
attendees and class dates for each one!
  Enroll securely online using PayPal.
No PayPal account is needed.
All major credit cards are accepted.

We hold ABC classes each week in Knoxville and our classes are available to the public. You DO NOT have to be a bartending student to take the ABC class. Simply call us at the number above to register for the class you want. We are now offering online registration for the class.

Thousands of bartenders and alcohol servers in East Tennessee have taken their ABC Server Training from the Professional Bartending School in Knoxville. We believe in teaching a high quality program and have chosen the Aim to Serve Alcohol awareness program. It is approved by the State of Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions below for answers to most of your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Knoxville ABC Class

(Q) How Much Does it Cost?
(A) The ABC class costs $70.00 if you prepay when registering. You may pay by (1.) Enroll Online above using the "Buy Now" button. (2.) Call us at 865-693-6609 and pay by credit card over the phone. (3.) Visit the school in person and pay by cash, business check or credit card. Upon successful completion of our ABC class, you must take your permit application to a state ABC office and apply for your ABC permit. The State of Tennessee will charge you an additional $20.00 as a permit application fee.

(Q) How Often are the Classes Held?
We hold ABC classes approximately once a week. Class dates and times are published on this page.

(Q) I Own a Bar, Restaurant or Catering Company. Can I Sign Up a Group of My Staff Online?
(A) YES!
Simply change the quantity on the first page after you enter the class date and phone and click the "Pay Now" button. You may change the quantity to the number you need and click on the "update" link. Don't worry if the total number will be in multiple classes. We will contact you quickly after you sign up using the phone number and/or email you entered and get the names and dates of your attendees.

(Q) Why Do I Have to Register? Can't I Just Show Up?
(A) You must register for the class and prepay the amount when registering. We limit the size of the ABC class and classes fill up quickly. Walk ups on the day of the class are possible based on availability. Make sure you arrive 30 minutes before scheduled class time and bring $70 in cash or a credit card to pay for your class. If the class is full, we will have to turn you away. Course rules dictate the number of students allowed per instructor.

(Q) Are There Any Charges for Materials or Hidden Fees?
No! The prepaid $70.00 covers the class and material costs. You will have to pay the State of Tennessee $20.00 when you apply for your card. This fee is separate and charged to every student from any trainer by the State of Tennessee.

(Q) Can I Sign Up and Pay Online?
YES! We now offer payments online using PayPal. Simply click on the "Buy Now" button above and you may register for class by paying online with any major credit card or a PayPal account. Once you pay online, we will contact you by phone and email to confirm your class. Please provide your cell phone number when registering so we may reach you.

(Q) Can I Pay by Cash or Check?
YES! Simply visit the Professional Bartending School of Knoxville during business hours before the day of the class and you may pay by cash, or business check. For directions to our school, visit our directions page.

(Q) Can I Take the Class and Get My ABC Server Permit If I Have a Felony Conviction?
The State of Tennessee Beverage makes that determination. You may take the class from us, but the Tennessee ABC says you will not be eligible for a server permit if you:

  1. Have been convicted of a felony within the previous 4 years;
  2. Have been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages, beer, schedule 1 or 2 controlled substances, any sex-related crime, or embezzlement within the previous 8 years;
  3. Have had your server permit revoked within the previous 5 years;
  4. Have had ownership interest in the previous 8 years in an establishment which has had its license revoked.

The felony information above is provided by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Professional Bartending School can not be held responsible for the accuracy of this information or any future changes made by the Alcoholic Beverage Commission on their requirements to obtain an ABC Permit.

All Students must arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled class times. We do lock the ABC class doors 10 minutes before scheduled class time. If you get locked out or miss your ABC class there is a $20.00 rescheduling fee. There are no refunds issued for the ABC class.

Please call us at (865) 693-6609 if you have any questions or to register over the phone!


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8078 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 693-6609