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Alcohol Server Training Program

Alcohol Server Training and Education Classes

  1. On Premise server training is for servers who serve alcohol beverages in restaurants, bars, banquets, public venues, and event permits, etc.
  2. FIND A LIST OF ON-PREMISE TRAINING CLASSES

    Every individual who is employed to sell or furnish alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, and those who manage or supervise the service of alcoholic beverages must:

    • Complete and pass an approved Alcohol Server Training every three years.
    • Complete the training within 30 days of beginning employment.

    The Utah Division of Substance Abuse is responsible for evaluating and approving seminar programs taught by private trainers. These trainers:

    • Schedule their own classes
    • Have their own enrollment policies
    • Set their own fees

    To take a class, you must deal directly with one of these State Approved providers. Make certain you take the ON-PREMISE training. Follow the link above: You may also phone the Division of Substance Abuse at 801-538-3939 to request a current list of approved providers.

  3. EASY or Off Premise training is for those who sell sealed 3.2 beer in grocery stores, convenience stores, etc. "TO GO"
  4. FIND A LIST OF OFF-PREMISE TRAINING CLASSES

    The E.A.S.Y. Law requires mandatory training for each store employee that sells beer or directly supervises the sale of beer. Training is required within 30 days of hire and at least every 5 years thereafter. Stores may hire a Trainer to train staff in person, purchase a training package to train their own staff, create and submit their own training for approval, or an individual may take online training.

Mandatory Manager Training Classes

FIND A LIST OF CURRENT CLASSES   and/or   SIGN UP AND PAY ON-LINE

Effective January 2018 - EVERY MANAGER currently working in a DABC retail licensed business must now complete a Manager Training Program as a condition of renewing their DABC license. A "manager" includes owners and employees that act in a supervisory or managerial capacity over the furnishing of an alcoholic product.

New DABC applicants and managers will also be required to be trained prior to obtaining a retail liquor license.

Trainings will be conducted at the DABC at 1625 South 900 West in Salt Lake City. Additional training may also be scheduled at various locations around the state. The cost is $25.00 per person. Go to the link above to sign up for classes or you may also call DABC (801) 977-6800 for a list of class times and places.

You Can look up Trained Servers & Managers / Print a Certificate

LOOK UP A SERVER / PRINT A CERTIFICATE

There is a web-based registry for the people who have been certified to serve or manage alcohol service in Utah. It is maintained by the Division of Substance Abuse and called the Alcohol Server Training System. You can use it to search for the name of a certified server or manager. You may also use the system to verify the term of a server's certification and when it expires. You may also print certificates.