Montana Bartender Alcohol Awareness Training
Montana 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.
Montana Alcohol Seller-Server Requirements
Responsible alcohol sales and service training is mandatory in the state of Montana. Liquor license holders are required to ensure that all employees who serve or sell alcohol, their immediate supervisor and the licensee, if they serve or sell themselves, are trained through a state approved training provider. Training must occur within 60 days of hire and every 3 years thereafter. Licensees are also required to maintain employment records verifying employee completion of training.
Source: Montana Department of Revenue - Alcohol Seller-Server State Law
Montana Approved Alcohol Server/Seller Training Provider: (Learn2Serve: 360Training)
Montana Alcohol Awareness Training Info
- Alcohol Server Awareness Training
- State Contact Info
- State Regulations
Montana 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.
Montana Alcohol Regulatory Agency
The Montana Department of Revenue - Liquor Education Unit 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 Montana.
Montana Department of Revenue
Liquor Education Unit
Sam W. Mitchell Building
125 N. Roberts, 3rd Floor
Phone: (406) 444-4307