Beverage Handlers Card and Certification

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Any person actively engaged in the sell or serving  of alcoholic beverages in any establishment holding an Alcohol License for Consumption or Retail is required to obtain a Alcoholic Beverage Handlers Card (ABC Card). It is required for them to carry on their person at all times while on the job.  It is the responsibility of the owner or representative of the licensed establishment to ensure that all persons engaged in alcohol sales or service has a current ABC card.

Certification

A representative of the licensed establishment must attend the Alcoholic Beverage Control Handler's Class for Trainers. This class certifies that the establishment may provide training to all employees that require an ABC card. It is the responsibility of the the licensed establishment to ensure that their employees receive the training needed to sale or serve alcohol. Alcoholic Beverage Control Handler's Class for Trainers is held on the third Thursday of each month. The licensed establishment will receive a Certificate of Completion that must be renewed every three years. If the certified trainer leaves or ownership of the Alcohol License is changed it will be require re-certify the trainer, even if it occurs prior to the renewal date. The cost to attend this training is $50.00. A criminal background check is required for each attendee of the course.

ABC Card

Employees must be trained by the Certified Alcohol Beverage Control Handler Trainer of that establishment. The Certified Trainer will complete and sign a Statement of Understanding verifying that the employee have received this training before the submitting of the application.   The cost to receive the alcoholic beverage handlers card for employees is $15.00. It may be renewed every four years for the cost of $5.00.  Application may be made at the Treasurer's Office at 240 Pine Avenue, Suite 150.

Suspension

Any person who has been found selling alcoholic beverages to a minor or selling alcoholic beverages on Sunday (without being authorized) may have his or her ABC card suspended and be required to pay a reinstatement fee of $50.00.   If this action is continued  it is possible that the identification card, may be revoked.

To schedule a time to attend the Alcoholic Beverage Control Handler's Class for Trainers, please contact the License Inspector at 229-431-2118.