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Seller Server Training

The commission approves seller-server training programs sponsored by private businesses and issues certificates to individuals who successfully complete the program. The program covers the laws concerning the sale or service of alcoholic beverages to minors and intoxicated persons, as well as techniques used to prevent such sales.

Depending on the prior violation history of your permit, the actions of an employee may not be attributable to the employer and the employer may claim an exemption from administrative action if:

  1. The employer requires only those employees engaged in the sale, service or delivery of an alcoholic beverage, including managers, to successfully complete a commission-approved seller-server training program within 30 days of their initial employment,
  2. The employee that has committed the violation has completed the program and has a current certificate prior to the violation; and
  3. The employer has not directly or indirectly encouraged the employee to violate such law.

The commission shall require the permittee to produce evidence indicating that the above three criteria were met. Such evidence shall indicate that the permittee had adopted these policies.

These policies and procedures should be designed to prevent the sale, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors and sale or service to intoxicated persons. The policy should also express a strong commitment by the permittee to prohibit such sales, service and consumption.

In addition, the permittee should have had the employee acknowledge in writing that they have read and understood the policies and procedures.

A current list of commission approved seller-server training schools is available on our website.