The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission strongly feels that trained sellers, servers, and managers are better able to identify and prevent sales of alcoholic beverages to minors, intoxicated persons, and non-members of a private club. Because of this belief, the agency has certified courses for seller/server training. These courses are provided by certified private businesses or retailers for their own employees whose curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the TABC and whose trainers are also certified. These courses cover the laws applicable to the sales or service of alcoholic beverages to minors, intoxicated persons, and non-members of a private club. The courses also teach techniques to identify these persons and prevent sales to them. Individuals who successfully complete an approved program are issued certificates and licensees or permittees could, under certain terms, receive a restrained administrative case.
The classes are required to cover the laws concerning the sale or service of alcoholic beverages to minors, intoxicated customers, and non-members of a private club, as well as techniques to prevent such sales.
Monitoring of Schools
Training programs are monitored by the Commission to determine if the schools are presenting the programs as approved and certified by the TABC. If you have a complaint about a seller training school, contact TABC Seller Training at (512) 206-3420.
Facts About the TABC Seller/Server Training Program
Calendar Year 2010
|Seller/Servers Currently Certified||520, 189|
|Number Certified in Calendar Year 2010||271, 784|
|Average Number Certified Each Month||22, 649|
|Number of Certified Trainers||340|
|Number of Certified Course Providers||109|
|Classroom Course Providers Available to the Public||82|
|Retailer In-House Course Providers||20|
|Internet Course Providers|
|Number of Training Sessions Held in Calendar Year 2010||14, 345|