New York ATAP Bartender Alcohol Awareness Training

New York 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.

Legal Protection
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.

New York State Approved
The Learn2Serve New York Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP) course has been reviewed and recommended by the NY State Liquor Authority (NY SLA), was developed under the guidelines of the NY SLA Rules, and meets ATAP requirements.

New York ATAP Alcohol Awareness Training Info

  • Alcohol Server Awareness Training
  • State Contact Info
  • State Regulations

New York ATAP Alcohol Awareness Training Course

Course Description
The Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP) course provides the learner (i.e., bartender, server, waiter, or a waitress) with the necessary knowledge about the particular state laws regarding alcohol service and proven techniques needed to be a responsible seller of alcohol and for providing a safe environment for customers.. Specifically, you will learn:

  • 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

Course Outline

  • 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.

New York Alcohol Regulatory Agency

The New York State Liquor Authority - Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control 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 New York.

New York State Liquor Authority
Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)

Phone: (518) 474-3114
Contact Directory:

Zone 1
State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Ave.
4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 961-8385

Zone 2
State Liquor Authority
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 900 
Albany, NY 12210-8002
Phone: (518) 474-3114

Syracuse District
State Liquor Authority
333 E. Washington St.
Room 205
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 428-4198

Zone 3
State Liquor Authority
535 Washington St.
Suite 303
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 847-3035

New York - Alcoholic Beverage Statutes, Rules and Regulations