When do you need Employee Training for serving alcohol?

TOAST Academy of ABC Consulting - Seller Server Alcohol Training

ABC Consulting helps your business decide what type of alcohol license you’ll need, get the correct documents to submit and word things in a way that result in accurate submission of required documents. We compose the application in such way that the package is acceptable to VA ABC Authority. PHEW. All this ensures a quicker alcohol license approval. ABC Consulting is the expert! 

When you finally are on your way to getting the bundle submitted, consider how you are going to train your staff. How does your staff become responsible beverage sellers? Through on-site Special Agent training from ABC Consulting or online courses (BREW™ for breweries, WINE™ for wineries, T.O.A.S.T VA® for restaurants and bars and our newest training, T.O.A.S.T VA® for gaming clients.  With our courses, you will learn things like:

  • The laws that regulate the sale or service to minors
  • The laws that regulate sale or service to intoxicated persons
  • The laws that regulate sale and service to non-members of a private club
  • Recognizing fake IDs

Training protects your employees (and your business) from liability. That is just as important as the license, itself. So, back to the original question: Do your employees need alcohol training? Do you own a business that serves or sells? Then, “Yes!” Our VA ABC Authority certified courses ensure your staff knows what they need to know – reducing penalties, providing insight on how to meet the required ratio (food to alcohol), and creating responsible sellers. All of this improves the value of your alcohol license.

Our online training courses are available for only $29.95. All courses have been developed in 2011 by retired Virginia ABC Special Agents. Your staff can take it online and at their convenience.

Our specialized training dives in, deeper – for instance, BREW ™ training includes:

  • Tasting-Room employee responsibilities
  • Bottle service
  • TTB Regulations / COLAs & Labels
  • Advice from former Virginia ABC agents 
  • How to pass ABC inspections
  • Discounting alcohol
  • All-You-Can-Drink specials and promotions
  • Happy-Hour regulations
  • Why ABC would be undercover in your business
  • Social-media advertising
  • Reviewing fake IDs
    • Review REAL fake IDs
    • Learn ID-checking techniques
    • Learn about accepted valid IDs
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of ABC brewery rules & regulations
  • Being able to complete the training at your own pace (or at each employee’s pace)

Buy T.O.A.S.T VA ® | Virginia Alcohol Seller/Server Training for $29.95

Buy WINE™ | Virginia Alcohol Seller/Server Training for $29.95

Buy T.O.A.S.T VA® gaming | Virginia Alcohol Seller/Server Training for $29.95

Buy BREW™ | Virginia Brewery Seller/Server Training for $29.95

Another little-known-fact about our VA ABC Authority certified courses is that the training can reduce penalties for your business (even if you take the course after the violation) by 50%. Win:Win for you and your employee. 

*Disclaimer: This article and its contents represent the opinions of the author only and is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. ABC Consulting is a private consulting firm, in no way do we represent the VA ABC Authority. You should not act upon any such information without seeking qualified professional advice, based upon your situation.

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