100% Online Alcohol Training for Minnesota Sellers and Servers
Prepare to sell or serve alcohol responsibly and earn your Minnesota alcohol certification. Train at your own pace from any device and earn your certification completely online. You’ll learn everything you need to know to legally dispense alcohol, protect yourself from liability and prevent the sale of alcohol to minors and intoxicated persons.
As you train to receive your alcohol certification, you will learn:
- The effects of alcohol on the human body
- Alcohol laws and regulations that affect your job
- How to check for valid IDs and identify minors
- When and how to refuse alcohol service
Our alcohol training courses are perfect for on-premises alcohol servers, including bartenders, waiters and bouncers, and off-premises alcohol sellers employed by liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores or similar establishments
Minnesota offers two types of courses: Alcohol Seller-Server On-Premises and Alcohol Seller-Server Off-Premises.
According to the CDC, more than 140,000 Americans die of excessive alcohol use every year. By learning how to safely serve alcohol at work, you can help prevent harm to your community and protect your business.
Who can benefit from Minnesota alcohol seller-server training?
If you sell or serve alcohol, you need to know and abide by federal, state and local alcohol laws. State and local governments often require sellers and servers to complete a minimum level of alcohol certification training.
Responsible alcohol service training is recommended for any employee involved in alcohol sales or service, including:
- Convenience store cashiers
- Liquor store employees
- Hospitality employees
- And other alcohol workers
Check with your employer or local government for additional information specific to your job responsibilities as an alcohol employee.
Who is responsible for alcohol service regulations?
Alcohol sales are closely regulated by federal and state governments. The Uniform Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 established 21 as the minimum drinking age in the United States. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau enforces federal alcohol laws.
But most alcohol laws are enacted on the state level. State alcohol regulations involve multiple agencies with specific mandates and the power to enforce them. Local laws may add even more restrictions on where, when, how and to whom alcohol may be sold.
That’s why alcohol service training is so important. You’ll learn how to serve responsibly and follow proper procedures for checking ID and refusing service to intoxicated customers. Our programs also help you understand key alcohol laws and regulations that protect you and your employer from liability.
What is the difference between on-premises and off-premises alcohol service training?
Off-premises or on-premises refers to where the customer will consume the alcohol. Alcohol training can be designed for on-premises sales, off-premises sales or both.
On-premises establishments include restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other venues in which patrons will consume alcoholic beverages on-site. Training courses for employees of these establishments are commonly known as on-premise training or alcohol server training.
Off-premises establishments include convenience stores, liquor stores, grocery stores or other locations where customers purchase alcohol that cannot be legally consumed on-site. Training programs for these establishments are often called off-premise training or alcohol seller training.
What do I get when I finish Minnesota alcohol training?
Once you finish all course material and pass the test, you can immediately print your Minnesota alcohol training certificate of completion.
How long do I have access to Minnesota alcohol training?
Once you purchase the course, you have full access to all course materials for one year. That means you can rewatch lesson videos, refresh your knowledge and reprint your certificate at any time for 12 full months.
How can I print a new copy of my Minnesota alcohol training certificate of completion?
If you need to print a new copy of your certificate, log in and go to the Certificates section. You will be able to click View and print your certificate as many times as needed.
How long is my Minnesota alcohol certificate valid?
Your Minessota alcohol certification will be valid for two years.
How do I renew my Minnesota alcohol certificate?
To renew your certificate before it expires, you must purchase and retake the Minnesota alcohol server course and test.