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About the State-Certified Alcohol Seller-Server Training Courses
Our State-Certified Responsible Alcohol Seller-Server Training Courses provide you with all the necessary knowledge and techniques you need to be a responsible server of alcohol. Specifically, you will learn:
- how to protect yourself and your establishment from liability;
- how alcohol affects your customers;
- how to recognize the effects of alcohol on your customers;
- how to prevent customers from becoming intoxicated;
- how to intervene when you need to cut someone off;
- how to prevent and deal with disturbances, and;
- how to accurately check IDs and recognize minors.
Responsible Beverage Service (RBS)
Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) is a community-based approach to reducing risks associated with retail alcohol activities. RBS has three essential elements: policy development, merchant education, and partnerships with law enforcement. The goal is to reduce alcohol-related problems by holding merchants accountable if they violate state and local laws, such as sales to minors and intoxicated patrons. Good RBS means that bars check IDs, refuse service to drunk patrons, and the community gets involved to ensure safe alcohol service and sales.
Alcohol Seller Server Training
Alcohol Seller-Server Training is a form of occupational education typically provided to servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking. Currently, there are 30 states and hundreds of local jurisdictions that regulate alcohol server training. Each state and jurisdiction regulate the training in different ways. Some will mandate training, meaning they approve and require specific training by law. Others will have voluntary training, which means they don’t require the training by law but there is specific perks for completing an approved training course. The remainder are considered non-regulated, which means they do not regulate alcohol server training at all.
Employer Lawsuit Liability
Over the past years a growing number of alcohol liability lawsuits that have been settled both in and out of court have included attempts to collect damages from alcohol licensees for everything from auto accidents, personal injury, property damage, pregnancy, STD’s, rape and fights. As an employer, your best defense is to ensure all of your employees are RBC Certified within 30 days of employment.
Dram Shop Laws
Dram shop or dramshop is a legal term in the United States referring to a bar, tavern or the like where alcoholic beverages are sold. Traditionally, it referred to a shop where spirits were sold by the dram, a small unit of liquid.
Dram shop liability refers to the body of law governing the liability of taverns, liquor stores and other commercial establishments that serve alcoholic beverages. Generally, dram shop laws establish the liability of establishments arising out of the sale of alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons or minors who subsequently cause death or injury to third-parties (those not having a relationship to the bar) as a result of alcohol-related car crashes and other accidents.
The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program is the State of Illinois’ seller-server training program.
The primary purpose of this employee-training is to mitigate liability during a lawsuit involving intoxication by providing evidence of intent on the part of the establishment that serves and sells alcoholic beverages – a “reasonable efforts defense” – or Safe Harbor. Requiring employees to be seller-server certified provides “safe harbor” for permittees. If all employees are seller-server certified, the permittee’s alcoholic beverage license might be protected from a fine, suspension or cancellation. Other benefits may include: lowering liability insurance costs, more knowledgeable and responsible employees, and being a more responsible member of your community.
Whether you’re a server, bartender, store clerk, manager, or business owner, we have the training you need. Our approved Alcohol Server Training Courses offer you the easiest, most efficient way to learn about the best practices related to selling and serving alcohol.