Frequently Asked Questions


At Bacardi, we understand the essential role bartenders play in building a connection between our brands and consumers. We rely on their skill to craft incredible cocktails with our drinks and have built genuine and lasting relationships with our friends in the bar industry for over 160 years. For Future Proof, we curated a team of some of the industry’s best, who have come together to develop this learning platform. We’re excited by the opportunity to introduce new, skillful talent within the hospitality space and create a valuable program for aspiring bartenders that will help them get a foot in the door of this exciting industry to develop their own rich stories, friendships, and memorable moments.

The Bacardi Center of Excellence is a dynamic learning partnership between Bacardi USA and the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU). The vision of the partnership is to inspire and educate the hospitality community on spirits, entrepreneurship and beyond.

Future Proof is a learning platform and University credits are not currently offered. This program will allow participants to earn Achievements to strengthen competitiveness by significantly improving or mastering competencies in spirits education.

YES! FUTURE PROOF Digital is available across the US and Live sessions will be announced throughout the year.

If you’ve ever been interested in hospitality, this is your perfect in. We have brought together an iconic team of industry experts to share their insights and provide a foundational knowledge to excel as a hospitality professional.

FUTURE PROOF focuses on foundational knowledge hospitality professionals need to understand the bar business. We provide a base to many career paths within hospitality. We offer a modern self-guided digital certification program and live certifications in select cities.

FUTURE PROOF provides education and certification recognized by Bacardi and FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. It is up to individual bars to certify as a working bartender.

Learners go through the key building blocks of basic bar knowledge. The best and brightest award-winning bar operators collaborated with family-owned liquor company, Bacardi and top ranked University, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management to create a program for today’s needs. Assessments called “Proofs” must be passed after each section and upon completion the certification is awarded.

You do not! FUTURE PROOF is available to anyone looking to increase their understanding of the bar. Whether they themselves are behind the bar or it is a part of their business.

100% of enrollment fees go toward helping those in need access hospitality education. Please reach out to us at

Applying for a bartender position can be intimidating whether you are a new hire or someone looking for a role promotion. We provide foundational and functional knowledge that can be utilized on anyone’s training journey. Individual bars educate based on their own systems and house rules. Our program covers the basic information that is applicable across most account types.

FUTURE PROOF is open to all individuals 18 years old and older interested in the hospitality industry.

Enrollment is $99 and 100% of fees go toward creating scholarships for future industry professionals in need of assistance.

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