100% Online Alcohol Training for Tennessee Sellers and Servers
Prepare to sell or serve alcohol responsibly and earn your Tennessee 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
The Tennessee Responsible Alcohol Sales (On-Premise) course is approved by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and is perfect for bartenders, waiters, bouncers and other on-premises alcohol servers. Alcohol Seller-Server Training (Off-Premise) is recommended for any off-premises alcohol seller, including employees of liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores or similar establishments.
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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee alcohol training?
Once you finish all course material and pass the test, you can immediately print your Tennessee seller-server training certificate of completion.
How long do I have access to Tennessee seller-server 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 Tennessee seller-server 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.
What additional steps are required?
If you are an on-premises alcohol server, such as a bartender, waiter or cocktail server, you will need to create an account on the TABC website before purchasing the Tennessee Responsible Alcohol Sales course.
Visit the TABC site and follow this tutorial to create an account and apply for a server permit. After you create your account, you must fill out an application, submit a form of ID and pay a $20 application fee.
Once you submit your application and pay the state fee, you will receive an RLPS ID. Make sure to write it down and update it in your StateFoodSafety account information.
No additional steps are needed for off-premises alcohol sellers who take the Alcohol Seller-Server Training (Off-Premise) course.
How long is off-premise alcohol certification valid in Tennessee?
Your certificate from the Alcohol Seller-Server Training (Off-Premise) course will be valid for two years.
How long is Tennessee Responsible Alcohol Sales (On-Premise) certification valid?
Your certificate from the Tennessee Responsible Alcohol Sales (On-Premise) course will be valid for five years.