Hawaii Bartender Alcohol Awareness Training
Hawaii 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.
Hawaii Alcohol Seller-Server Requirements
In Hawaii, all Managers, Assistant Managers and Bartenders of liquor establishments (restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, vessels, etc.), and all Managers and Assistant Managers of retail stores - must have alcohol server training.
Hawaii Alcohol Awareness Training Info
- Alcohol Server Awareness Training
- State Contact Info
- State Regulations
Hawaii 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.
Hawaii Alcohol Regulatory Agency
The Department of Liquor Control – County of Hawaii is responsible for the enforcement of alcoholic beverages, which applies to all retailers, suppliers, and wholesalers who are licensed to manufacture, sell, serve, transport, or store liquor in the State of Hawaii.
Source: Department of Liquor Control – County of Hawaii
County of Hawaii
Department of Liquor Control
101 Aupuni Street, Suite 230
Hilo, Hawaii 96766
Phone: East Hi: 961-8218 – West Hi: 327-3549
City and County of Honolulu – Honolulu Liquor Commission
Pacific Park Plaza
711 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-5249
Department of Liquor Control – County of Kauai
Lihue Civic Center
4444 Rice Street, Suite 120
Kauai, Hawaii 96766
Department of Liquor Control – County of Maui
2145 Kaohu Street, Room 107
Wailuku, HI 96793
Hawaii - Alcoholic Beverage Statutes, Rules and Regulations
Hawaii has various laws regulating the legal age an individual needs to be to consume, sell, or serve alcoholic beverages and other regulations regarding the sale and service of alcoholic beverages. Within Hawaii, the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages is 21. There are also rules and regulations regarding what is required to become a bartender in Hawaii.
Hawaii Liquor Control - Server Training Videos - These videos were produced in partnership with the: State of Hawai‘i, County of Hawai‘i, City & County of Honolulu, and County of Maui.