Alcohol server training is a form of occupational education typically provided to servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking. This training is sometimes regulated and mandated by state and local laws in North America.
Establishments that train their employees benefit by reducing risk and creating a safer, more responsible work environment. The training can be used to mitigate liability during a lawsuit involving intoxication by providing evidence of intent on the part of the establishment that serves and sells alcoholic beverages – a “reasonable efforts defense.” In addition, this training can lower liquor liability insurance premiums, offer compliance with local laws and regulations, reduce penalties for alcohol violations, and prevent alcohol-related crimes such as property damage and assault.
States with Mandatory Server Training Regulations
States with Voluntary Programs