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TIPS® Certified Alcohol Training & Certification 

Welcome to TIPS® (training for intervention procedures) the leader in online responsible alcohol training to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking. Get TIPS® Certified today and join the millions of satisfied participants that already enjoy the benefits of TIPS®  Certification

  What's TIPS® Certification All About?  


TIPS® Certification is an online, self-paced, certified alcohol training curriculum designed to deliver establishment specific responsible alcohol service training & certification for managers, bartenders, servers, hosts, bussers, valets, cashiers, clerks, hawkers, casino workers and concessionaires. As the global leader in online alcohol training top employers prefer our participants over many others because;

  • TIPS® Recognized by More Industry Leaders
  • Millions of Participants in all 50 States & 40 Countries   ​
  • Curriculum Exceeds Liquor Liability Insurance Requirements  
  • Relevant, Establishment Specific, Courses & Content  
  • Fast & Easy Courses at the Lowest Prices
  • Safe, Secure and Encrypted Registration Process
  • 3 Hour Online Course, 3 Year Certification, Only $40 (all inclusive) 
  • 2 Exam Attempts Included to Ensure Successful Certification
  • US Based Customer Service & Support Toll-Free.
  • English / Spanish Online Courses 
  • Group Enrollment Passport Program 

Program Features

Get TIPS® certified online in English/Spanish anytime an Internet connection is available. The online certified training focuses on proven intervention techniques to help seller/servers manage the risks associated with alcoholic beverage service. Each course is tailored to a specific state and establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold, served and consumed to ensure a relevant e-learning experience. You'll learn;

  • How to spot minors
  • How prevent alcohol sales to minors
  • State specific alcohol laws
  • How to detect fake and altered Id’s
  • Proven intervention techniques
  • How to prevent over pouring patrons

Benefits of TIPS®  Certification

Establishment - minimize property damage, prevent intoxication, protect your business & investment, mitigate fines and administrative actions against your liquor license, establish a legal defense, stay in compliance with state regulations, receive applicable insurance rate discounts, prevent drunk driving, and improve standing in the community as a responsible vendor of alcoholic beverages.


Staff - restrict the sale of alcohol to minors and intoxicated guests, improved customer service and professional alcohol service, proven intervention techniques, penalty and fine mitigation, certification recognized by the courts as the standard in alcohol training and education.


Community - reduce incidents, taxpayer impact, drunk driving, assault, domestic violence, and minimize property damage or loss.


Which Course is Right For You?  

Several establishment specific online TIPS® Courses are available for you to choose from. The curriculum is either on or off premise. The difference is when, where and how alcohol is delivered. For example; if you work at a restaurant, bar or hotel you should select On Premise because alcohol is sold by-the-drink or consumed on the premises. Off premise of course would be grocery, liquor, convenience stores or any packaged goods store where alcohol is sold in sealed containers or in bulk for consumption off the premises.     


The On-Premise certified training is specifically designed for restaurants, bars, hotels, movie theatres or any location where alcohol is served in open containers for immediate consumption on the premises. The training will provide participants with all the necessary knowledge and tools to prevent intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving.  

  • Format: Online
  • Certificate: Valid for 3 years
  • Hours: 2 - 3
  • Price: $40

Off-Premise training is designed specifically for convenience stores, grocery stores, liquor stores or any establishment that sells alcohol in sealed packaged containers for consumption off the premises. This course will provide employees with the necessary skills to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors and intoxicated shoppers. 

  • Delivery: Online
  • Certificate: Valid for 3 years
  • Hours: 2 - 3
  • Price: $40

Concessions is an online training curriculum designed specifically for concessionaires or any establishment that sells alcohol for immediate consumption on the premises including sports arenas, concerts, theatres, stadiums, fairs, amusement parks, and festivals. The concessions business is fast-paced and training is critical to ensure public safety and to minimize liability. Concessions will provide participants with the necessary knowledge to prevent the sale to minors and intoxicated attendees.  

  • Format: Online
  • Certificate: Valid for 3 years
  • Hours: 2 - 3
  • Price: $40

Gaming is the online alcohol awareness training & certification specifically designed for the gambling industry including casinos, river boats, gambling halls, gambling parlors, cruise ships, race tracks or any gaming establishment. The curriculum will provide employees with the necessary knowledge & alcohol awareness education to prevent intoxication and alcohol-related incidents. 

  • Delivery: Online
  • Certificate: Valid for 3 years
  • Hours: 2 - 3
  • Price: $40


Who Should Be TIPS®  Certified and Why?

Bartenders, waiters, bussers, cashiers, hawkers, clerks, valets, security, cocktail waitresses, servers or any front of the house employees that serves or interacts with guests/patrons. 


There are countless reasons why you should be certified to serve alcohol but, the #1 reason is liability. The liability associated with alcohol-related incidents can range from fines to incarceration. The best defense is time tested, proven, intervention techniques. The TIPS® Certification program was founded on these principles over 35 years ago and the program continues to be the leader in responsible alcohol service training & education worldwide.


TIPS®  Online State Approvals 

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota,  Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming


Classroom Only States: Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee


How Can I Train My Entire Staff? 

You can train your entire stafff simultaneously with our online TIPS® Passportprogram. The program is easy to implement at a single location or several locations across the country. Here's how it works:

  • Order Passports (minimum 2 per order) 
  • Individual Passports will be emailed to you along with instructions
  • Hand out individual passports to each employee 
  • Employee uses the passport to take the course on the website. 


Get TIPS® Certified in 3 Easy Steps!  

  1. Click Register Now! button above
  2. Take your self-paced online course (in one sitting or in sections) 
  3. Pass the exam & print your TIPS® card instantly


Mobile Device Users

If you wish to take your course on a mobile device you will need the Puffin App to enable Adobe flash to run on your device. The Puffin browser download is free and is available in the downloads section of this website or by clicking on the link provided in this paragraph. If for some unknown reason the Puffin App does not work on your device simply bookmark this website address and take your TIPS® certification training on any laptop or desktop computer. We recommend that you use Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or other browsers


TIPS Renewal

The TIPS Certified card is valid for three (3) years from the date you passed the exam. In order to maintain your TIPS Certification you are required to retake the course in its entirety and pay the $40 course fee. Learn more 

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