TABC Certification Online (Texas Server and Seller)

This course is TABC certified, meaning it is approved by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) for alcohol services in the state of Texas.
  • Course Length: 150 minutes (Start and stop as needed)
  • Test Attempts: 2
  • Passing Grade: 70%
  • Format: Online
  • Compatible Devices: Computer, tablet, and smartphone (Android, iOS)
  • Available Languages: English, Español
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What is TABC Certification?

TABC Certification refers to the alcohol service training and certification program approved by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). The course educates individuals who work in the Texas alcohol industry, such as bartenders, servers, managers and other personnel, about responsible alcohol service and sales.

Who needs TABC Certification?

Although the state of Texas does not require TABC certification, many employers require alcohol-industry employees to complete this training to help ensure a safe serving environment. This includes bartenders, servers, cashiers, managers, security personnel and even owners of businesses that sell alcohol. Be sure to check with your employer to determine specific training requirements for your position.

Is this course state-approved?

Yes. Our course is approved by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) for use throughout the state of Texas.

What topics are covered in the TABC course?

Our course topics include:

  • Laws and regulations governing alcohol in Texas
  • Identification and age verification of customers
  • Responsible alcohol service practices
  • Recognizing signs of intoxication
  • Preventing sales to underage individuals
  • Understanding the legal consequences of serving alcohol to minors and intoxicated persons

How long is my TABC Certification valid?

Your TABC Certification will be valid for two years from the date of completion. After two years, you will need to renew your certification by retaking the TABC training course and passing the final exam.

Can I renew my Texas TABC Certification before it expires?

Yes, you can renew your Texas TABC Certification before it expires. It is generally recommended to renew your certification a few weeks or months prior to the expiration date to ensure that you have a valid certification at all times.

How long can I access the course?

All StateFoodSafety courses automatically provide you with one year of unlimited access to the course training videos. This allows you to learn at your own pace and revisit the material whenever you want to brush up on your training.

Do I also need a food handlers permit?

If you serve both alcohol and food, you are required to have a Texas Food Handlers Card in addition to TABC certification. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requires food service employees to earn a food handlers card within 30 days of employment to help maintain a safe and sanitary environment.

StateFoodSafety offers accredited Texas Food Handlers Training that meets the requirements for all Texas counties, including city- and county-specific programs. For example, our city of Fort Worth course is ANAB-accredited, providing you with comprehensive training to ensure the highest standards of food safety in your establishment.