You may have never thought to take our seller/server training, but did you know that every time a law or regulation changes, so does our training? Your certification (through taking the course) should be done, annually, especially if you have been charged by an agent. In fact, even if you have received a citation, you can take the training, because the simple act of doing so, reduces your fines and jailtime 50%). As a business in the state of Virginia, you’d be interested to know that one of the services that ABC Consulting offers is the Alcohol Seller and Server Training (and that it only costs $29.95!). Our training is the MOST COMPREHENSIVE Alcohol Seller/Server Training available, in Virginia! We offer three courses (online and self-paced):
- T.O.A.S.T. VA®
- BREW VA™
- WINE VA™
Our courses started development in 2011 (by retired Virginia ABC Special Agents) discovering a need for in-depth and comprehensive alcohol seller/server training. Other national training brands offer generic courses with a focus on: “selling to minors,” “selling to intoxicated patrons,” etc. But TOAST Academy (T.O.A.S.T. VA®, BREW VA™, WINE VA™) courses not only cover these concepts, but also go further in-depth to explore other pertinent Virginia Alcohol Rules and Regulations that can affect you, as an employee, and businesses, as employers. And every time a law or regulation changes, so does our training. In fact, certification through the courses, should be done, annually, especially if you have been charged by an agent (even taking the training after you have received a citation, reduces your fines and jailtime 50%).
Our certified training includes:
- Passing ABC Inspections
- Why ABC Would Be Undercover In Your Business
- Mixed Beverage Stamps
- Happy Hour Regulations
- Social Media Advertising
- Discounting Alcohol
- Bottle Service
- Yearly MBAR Reporting for Mixed Beverage Restaurants
- Reviewing Fake IDs
- We review REAL fake IDs,
- Learn ID-checking techniques
- Learn about accepted valid IDs
- Advice from Former Virginia ABC Agents
TOAST Academy will continue to add to our service offerings, as laws and regulations are very specific to day spas, retailers, restaurants, breweries, wineries. And regulations change, continuously. We recommend that your employees get certified, annually. Refreshers are important for us all, especially when we are familiar with a topic and think we know it all. We miss the changes. We become TOO familiar.
Our online courses are available to purchase and start, right now! But, if you’d rather have a consultant come in and train at your restaurant in person, that is part of our consulting package. Please fill out our contact form, here, and we’ll make that happen (in addition to or instead of!).
Why trust our certified alcohol training for servers and sellers it the state of Virginia?
- Virginia ABC Approved Since 2011
- We’ve been in business for 11 years!
- Virginia Specific ABC Rules & Regulations
- Self-Paced Course
- Developed by Retired Virginia ABC Agents
TOAST Academy was developed by Crystal E. Stump, a former Virginia ABC Special Agent and now CEO of ABC Consulting. Trust her to know (and to keep up with) regulation changes and the subtle differences between all the necessary licenses for a business, in Virginia, that serves and sells alcohol. As part of our consulting services, you can trust ABC Consulting to help you with the MBAR (Mixed Beverage Annual Review), give you access to Expert Attorneys, versed in Virginia ABC Law (we’ve developed relationships with premier attorneys who are experts in the field of Virginia ABC law), Hearings and Appeals preparation, and any questions you might have, as you go through your business year. We consider ourselves Business Coaches, too – so reach out with any concerns. Meanwhile, click below to purchase (and even immediately start!) your course:
Of course, we are still offering on-site classes for our Consulting Clients. Want to become a consulting client for 2022, it is much more reasonable than you’d think and offers you so much: help with reporting, reminders of what reports or certifications or licenses are due, and even coaching if you have to attend a hearing or go to court! Just give us a call: 800.785.0161
*Disclaimer: This article and its contents represent the opinions of the author only. It is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. ABC Consulting is a private consulting firm, and 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.