Texas TABC Bartender Alcohol Awareness Training

Texas 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.

Texas Alcohol Seller-Server Requirements
Since Sep 1, 2000, anyone in Texas who sells, serves or delivers alcoholic beverages including persons who immediately manage, direct, supervise or control the sale or service of alcoholic beverages must be TABC Certified in order for the business to continue to receive “Safe Harbor” from fines and penalties related to employees actions.

TABC Certification – TABC Approved Provider #454-508

  • 6 hour time restriction eliminated
  • State-wide approved
  • New engaging interactive videos
  • No more waiting for the certificate in the mail. Print certificate of completion immediately after course completion.
  • Your completion will be reported to TABC within 14 business days of completion.

Texas Alcohol Awareness Training Info

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

Texas Alcohol Awareness Training Course

Course Description
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: 2 hrs

Course Outline

  • Module 1: TABC Seller-Server Training Overview
    Administrative information about seller-server certification.
  • Module 2: Minors and Alcohol Sales
    Preventing illegal alcohol sales to minors.
  • Module 3: Intoxicated People and Alcohol Sales
    Preventing illegal alcohol sales to people that are intoxicated.
  • Module 4: Other Permits
    Types of permits, including private clubs.
  • Course Summary and Review

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.

Re-Certification - Every 2 Years
To maintain certification, you must attend the full seller training course every two years. There is no method to “test out” of the class, and there is not a different, shorter re-certification class.
Source: http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/about_us/the_organization.asp

Texas Alcohol Regulatory Agency

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) 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 Texas.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)
5806 Mesa Dr.
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3127
Phone: (512) 206-3333
Website: http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/