Florida Bartender Alcohol Awareness Training
Florida alcohol awareness training ensures that alcohol service remains fun and rewarding, but also a job that is to be taken seriously. When alcohol is involved, people -- and situations -- can sometimes get out of control.
Therefore, a bartender, or alcohol seller-server, needs to be prepared for difficult people and situations and be aware of their own liability and the need to protect themselves professionally and personally. That's why alcohol awareness training is necessary.
Benefits of Alcohol Awareness Training
- Educates bartenders and servers about responsible alcohol consumption and offer strategies for protecting guests, employers, and themselves.
- Details the physiological effects of alcohol and offer important information about legal liability.
- Helps further a career as a professional bartender or alcohol server.
- May be required by a state or municipality to sell or serve alcohol.
- May be required for employment by an establishment: bar, restaurant, hotel, tavern, night club, banquet hall, liquor store, grocery store, convenience store and/or gas station.
- Educates owners, managers and staff on liability, state laws, and local ordinances regarding alcohol service.
It has become increasingly necessary for servers of alcohol to protect themselves legally. Due to draw-shop liability laws, servers themselves can be held responsible for any harm that intoxicated or underage guests perpetrate on themselves or others. So, it is important for alcohol servers to be aware of their liability and to protect themselves.
Florida Responsible Vendor Training results in fewer underage sales of alcohol, fewer DUI fatalities in states where training is offered, and more successful compliance with state statutes on the part of servers, who are more professional and knowledgeable when serving alcohol to patrons. Vendors who successfully complete training and maintain compliance may receive a reduction in their liability insurance premiums.
Florida Responsible Vendor - Alcohol Awareness Training Info
- Alcohol Server Awareness Training
- State Contact Info
- State Regulations
Florida Responsible Vendor - Alcohol Awareness Training Course
The alcohol seller-server awareness training course educates a student with the necessary knowledge of the proven techniques needed to be a responsible server of alcohol, the laws regarding alcohol service, and to provide a safe environment for customers. Specifically, you will learn to:
- Understand the physiological effects of alcohol;
- Use behavioral cues to assess intoxication levels in guests;
- How to refuse a sale to an intoxicated guest;
- How to prevent and deal with disturbances;
- How to accurately check IDs and recognize minors;
- Understand your liability and how to protect yourself and your establishment; and
- How to prevent second-party sales.
Audience: Employees in establishments that sell and serve alcohol in bars, restaurants, hotels, taverns, night clubs, concessions, banquet halls: bartenders, bar backs, servers and managers.
Credit Hours: 3 hrs
- Lesson 1: Introduction
- Lesson 2: How Alcohol Affects the Body
- Lesson 3: Recognizing Intoxicated Customers
- Lesson 4: Preventing Disturbances
- Lesson 5: Minors and Liability
- Lesson 6: Second-Party Sales
- Lesson 7: How to Refuse a Sale
- Lesson 8: State Laws
End of Course Test & Certificate
At the conclusion of the training, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the learning objectives and content. Upon successfully passing the exam with a minimum of 70%, the learner will be able to download a training course certificate.
Florida Alcohol Regulatory Agency
The Florida Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement regulates the manufacturing, distribution, sale, and service of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in Florida, including: receipt and processing of license applications; collection and auditing of taxes, surcharges, and fees paid by licensees; and enforcement of the laws and regulations governing the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, pursuant to Chapters 210, 561-565, and 567-569, Florida Statutes.
Florida Department of Professional Business Regulations
Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791
Phone: (850) 487-1395
Florida - Alcoholic Beverage Statutes, Rules and Regulations
Florida Alcoholic Beverage Statutes & Rules
Florida Administrative Code - Rule Chapter: 61A-3
Florida Alcoholic Beverage Statutes & Rules - Resources
- The Florida Statutes that pertain to Responsible Vendor Training are Sections 561.701, 561.702, 561.703, 561.705, and 561.706, Florida Statutes.
- Division personnel use a Responsible Vendor Qualifications Checklist for determining the degree to which a licensed vendor has met the qualifications described in Section 561.705, Florida Statutes. (Note: MS Word is required to view and print the checklist)