Kentucky Bartender Alcohol Awareness Training
Kentucky 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.
Kentucky RBS Training Requirements - Voluntary Statewide, Mandated in Some Jurisdictions
Responsible Beverage Service Training is not mandatory in Kentucky. However some cities and counties do require RBS training to sell or serve alcoholic beverages at establishments within those jurisdictions.
Mandatory in these areas:
- Bowling Green. Certification is valid for 3 years.
- Lexington-Fayette. Certification is valid for 3 years.
- Russelville. Certification is valid for 3 years.
City of Bowling Green Approved ABC Server Training Provider (Learn2Serve):
Lexington-Fayette Approved ABC Server Training Provider (Learn2Serve):
Kentucky Alcohol Awareness Training Info
- Alcohol Server Awareness Training
- State Contact Info
- State Regulations
Kentucky 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.
Kentucky Alcohol Regulatory Agency
The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is responsible for the control over the importation, distribution, sale, and consumption 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 Kentucky.
Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)
1003 Twilight Trail
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4850
Hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm
City of Bowling Green, KY
1001 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (270) 393-3000
City of Bowling Green Approved Server Training Program (Learn2Serve):
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Govt.
LFUCG ABC Office
150 East Main Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Phone: (859) 258-3796
Lexington-Fayette Approved Server Training Program (Learn2Serve):
Kentucky - Alcoholic Beverage Statutes, Rules and Regulations
Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Statues and Regulations