San Antonio TABC Certification - Texas Alcohol Seller-Server Training

Texas employers will likely require you to be TABC certified before you begin working. TABC alcohol seller-server certification ensures that sellers, servers, bartenders, and managers understand state and local liquor laws and serve alcoholic beverages responsibly. A TABC certification program can also significantly reduce the risk and liability associated with alcohol service.

TABC Certification – TABC Approved Provider #454-508

  • 100% online - No classroom attendance
  • No Timed, Self-Paced Training
  • State-wide Approved
  • Printable certificate-valid for 2 years
  • English & Spanish Courses Available

TABC Certification - San Antonio, Texas - Alcohol Seller-Server Training Info

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  • Texas Local/State Contact Info
  • Texas State Regulations

TABC Certification - Alcohol Seller-Server Course

Course Description
The alcohol seller-server training course provides the student with the necessary knowledge of 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:

  • how to protect yourself and your establishment from liability;
  • how alcohol affects your customers;
  • how to recognize the effects of alcohol on your customers;
  • how to prevent customers from becoming intoxicated;
  • how to intervene when you need to refuse a sale to someone;
  • how to prevent and deal with disturbances;
  • how to accurately check IDs and recognize minors;
  • how to prevent second-party sales; and
  • how to refuse a sale.

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 course, 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 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.

TABC - Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

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

TABC - Local Field Offices
The TABC is divided into five regions:

Find which office serves your area: Office locations listed in alphabetical order.


Why is Texas Alcohol Seller-Server safety training necessary?

  • Alcohol safety seller-server training or certification may be required for employment to sell or serve alcohol in a state or for a business.
  • Alcohol responsible beverage service (RBS) training is necessary for position as a bartender since most employers require proper knoweldge and skills of alcohol service prior to employment.
  • Establishments that sell and serve alcohol and may require alcohol service training: bars, restaurants, hotels, taverns, night clubs, banquet halls, liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations.

The goals and objectives of the TABC Texas Alcohol Seller-Server training program are:

  1. Train and educate sellers and servers to engage in responsible alcohol service;
  2. Spot signs of intoxication and utilize various intervention techniques;
  3. Prevent DUIs and alcohol-related fatalities;
  4. Stop underage sales and underage drinking;
  5. Create safer communities and establishments where alcohol is served;
  6. Educate owners, managers and staff on liability, state laws, and local ordinances regarding alcohol service.

TABC - 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.