Try an Online Alcohol Training Course
If you are a bartender, server, manager, business owner or cashier and aiming to sell or serve alcohol— either on-premise, such as at a bar, restaurant or hotel, or off-premise, such as a liquor store or grocery store—then you should sign up for a BASSET Alcohol Online Training Course at IllinoisBassetCertification.com. American Safety Council® ensures that the courses are affordable, flexible and accessible.
Alcohol is a controlled substance and therefore it is important to know the laws surrounding it. In 2013, 31% of the fatal traffic crashes in the United States were alcohol-related and 38,822 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence in Illinois in 2014. Alcohol-related laws are very serious—and so is serving or selling it. Anybody who wishes to earn an Illinois BASSET Certificate can sign up for the On-Premise and Off-Premise BASSET Alcohol Certification Course. These training courses will inform you of Illinois’ alcohol-related laws so you can ensure the safety of patrons and prevent alcohol-related offenses from occurring.
Illinois Alcohol Server and Seller Training Programs
Each state has its own alcoholic beverage seller/server program, and each one aims to teach people in the industry about the laws regarding sale or service of alcohol to minors and intoxicated persons. In addition, these programs aim to teach the following:
- How to protect yourself and your establishment from liability
- How to recognize minors and when to check identification
- When to deny a sale
The laws vary by state and county, and that holds true for Illinois. Beverage Alcohol Sellers/Servers Education and Training, also known as BASSET, is Illinois’ responsible and certified training program used by trained on-premise and off-premise sellers.
Who Must Take BASSET Courses?
If you want to earn your BASSET card in Illinois, you can go to the On-Premise and Off-Premise BASSET Alcohol Certification registration page. Currently, the state of Illinois does not require a BASSET card to server or sell alcohol, but many counties and municipalities do, and the laws are currently changing.
Working in On-Premise Establishments
By July 1, 2018, all of the following people who work in on-premise liquor-licensed establishments, such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, bars and so forth, must successfully complete Illinois Beverage Alcohol Sellers/Servers Education & Training: