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TIPS® Alcohol Training & Certification

Get TIPS® Certified and join the millions of satisfied participants that already enjoy the benefits of TIPS® Certification. TIPS® (training for intervention procedures) est. 1980; is the global leader in responsible alcohol service & training to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking in all 50 states and over 30 countries. Our TIPS® Certified website offers online, state approved, certification courses for every establishment including restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs, theatres, grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, stadiums, festivals, arenas, civic centers, casinos, gambling halls, race tracks, riverboats and more...

Click on the Shop button to select a course that's right for you or continue reading to learn more about the benefits of TIPS® Certification. 

  What is TIPS® Certification all About?  

Program Overview 

TIPS® Certification is a self-paced course 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 training & certification top employers prefer our participants over others because TIPS® is;  

  • Recognized by More Industry Leaders  
  • Millions of Participants in all 50 States & 30 Countries   ​
  • Curriculum Exceeds Liquor Liability Insurance Requirements  
  • Relevant, Establishment Specific, Courses & Content   
  • 3 Hour Course, 3 Year Certification, Only $40 (all inclusive) 
  • 2 Exam Attempts Included to Ensure Successful Certification
  • US Based Customer Service & Support Toll-Free. 

Course Features

Available anytime, anywhere an Internet connection is available 24/7 in English/Spanish. The courses focus on proven intervention techniques to help seller/servers manage the risks associated with alcohol related service. Each course is tailored to a specific state and establishment where alcohol is sold or served to ensure a relevant e-learning experience. You'll learn;

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

Benefits of 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 - prevent 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, prevent drunk driving, assault, domestic violence, and minimize property damage or loss.

What Program is Right For You?  

The On-Premise course 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 curriculum will provide students with all the necessary knowledge and tools to prevent intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving.  

  • Course Name: On Premise
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Certificate: Valid for 3 years
  • Course Hours: 2 - 3
  • Price: $40

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

  • Course Name: Off Premise
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Certificate: Valid for 3 years
  • Course Hours: 2 - 3
  • Price: $40

Concessions is a course designed specifically for concessionaires or any establishment that sells alcohol for immediate consumption 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 students with the necessary skills to prevent the sale to minors and intoxicated attendees.  

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

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

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


Who Should Be Certified and Why?

Bartenders, waiters, bussers, cashiers, hawkers, clerks, valets, security, cocktail waitresses, servers or any front of the house employees that serve or interact 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® 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.


Can I Train My Entire Staff? 

Yes, you can train your entire staff simultaneously. Our TIPS® Passport program is specifically designed for companies that wish to train multiple employees at one time. 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)
  • Passports will be delivered to your inbox along with instructions
  • Hand out individual passports to each employee
  • Employee uses the passport as a form of payment on 


3 Easy Steps to Get Certified  

  1. Click on the “Shop” button above
  2. Take your self-paced course (in one sitting or in sections) 
  3. Pass the exam & print your proof of completion instantly and you are certified.

Note: For security purposes your permanent card is mailed to the address you provided during the registration process. This is automatic and there is nothing required on your part for this to happen. If you use an address other than your own during registration make sure you pick up your card upon arrival.  

If you still have questions or require assistance please give us a call at 1.800.977.3103 or send us an email.

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