Frequently Asked Questions

Q. For how long is a TABC Certification valid?
A. TABC Certificates are valid for 2 years.

Q. How do I know if my staff are TABC certified?
A. Everyone that takes a TABC approved seller training course receives a certificate

Q. Are TABC Seller/Server Certificates required for "Safe Harbor"?
A. All staff must be TABC server certified. It is one of the requirements of the "Safe Harbor" protections for liquor license or permit holders.

Courses

  • Purchase course – $8.95

    Seller Server Course

    $8.95

    This is a self-paced course available 24/7 and is offered in English and Spanish.

    This course consists of 4 modules outlined below:

    Module 1: TABC Seller-Server Training Overview
    After completing this module, you will be able to do the following:

    • Correctly define terms used in this course.
    • Describe the purpose, goals, and rules for selling-serving training and certification.
    • State the intent of Texas laws concerned with preventing the alcohol sales to minors, intoxicated persons, and non-members of a private club.

    Module 2: Minors and Alcohol Sales
    After completing this module, you will be able to do the following:

    • Given a scenario, state if a sale of alcohol is legal or illegal with regards to minors.
    • Use observations to detect that a minor is attempting to purchase alcohol.
    • Correctly identify if an Identification (ID) is valid and proper for purposes of establishing age.
    • Recall that the possession, use, manufacture, or misuse of an ID is an illegal act.
    • Given a scenario, select appropriate intervention techniques in regards to a minor attempting to purchase alcohol.

    Module 3: Intoxicated Persons and Alcohol Sales
    After completing this module, you will be able to do the following:

    • Describe how seller-servers are responsible for the acts of their customers (Dram Shop Act).
    • Given a scenario, state if a sale of alcohol is legal or illegal with regards to an intoxicated person.
    • Define blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and list factors that affect BAC in individuals.
    • Use observations to detect if a person is intoxicated.
    • Given a scenario, select appropriate intervention techniques for intoxicated persons.

    Module 4: Other Permits
    After completing this module, you will be able to do the following:

    • Recall that there are private club rules for serving members and non-members.

     

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