This Wisconsin Responsible Beverage Server Training Course is mandatory for sellers and servers of alcohol 18 years of age and older in the state of Wisconsin. Once you complete the training course, and pass the final exam, you will be able print your temporary Certificate of Completion from this site. You must then bring our system generated Certificate of Completion to your local municipality to get your Official Bartending License.
As of 12/07/2017, this program is APPROVED by the WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement.
The LIQUORexam.com Alcohol Server/Seller training program will teach you how to serve alcohol responsibly, handle difficult situations, detect, and deal with drug use or sales, check for proper ID, and understand the effects of alcohol on the human body.
This training program is specifically designed for those who own, manage, or work in establishments that serve and/or sell alcohol. Responsible alcohol service education is extremely important for all workers in this industry. An approved Wisconsin alcohol Server/Seller Training certification is required to comply with Wisconsin Statutes 125.04, 125.17 and 134.66 and can be used to get your Wisconsin bartending license in the state of Wisconsin.
As of 12/07/2017, this program is APPROVED by the WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement. See our approval here.
WISCONSIN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
To obtain your Bartender or Operator's License:
After you have successfully completed this Alcohol Seller/Server training course, you will take the printed certificate of completion to your local municipality (city, town, or village) where the clerk will register your certification and provide you with a Bartenders/Operator's License.
To qualify for an operators/bartender license, you will need to meet these requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Must not have been convicted of a felony or be a habitual law offender
- Complete an approved (rbs) responsible beverage server training course
Link to PDF Document outlining Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco Laws: Publication 302
This course and website are developed to work on any smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop. This training is a self-paced online course and the site tracks your progress so you are able to log-off and resume training where you left off.
Lessons in this course include:
- Liability, Responsibility and the Liquor Authority
- Alcohol and the Human Body
- Dealing with Difficult Situations
- Other Important Topics
- This self-paced course
- The fee for this training is just $9.75
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- Learn at your own pace
- Log out and resume where you left off
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- Full course narration
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- 3-year printable certification
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STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement
PO Box 8933, MS 6-40
Madison, WI 53708-8933
Phone: (608) 266-2772
Fax: (608) 261-6240
Can children be in a bar with their parents?
Yes. Persons under age 21 may be on licensed premises, if they are with their parents, guardians, or spouses of legal drinking age; but this is at the discretion of the licensee.
- Can an underage person possess and consume alcohol beverages on licensed premises?
Yes. Persons under age 21 may possess and consume alcohol beverages if they are with their parents, guardians or spouses of legal drinking age; but this is at the discretion of the licensee. The licensed premise may choose to prohibit consumption and possession of alcohol beverages by underage persons.
- Are there other times that underage persons can be on licensed premises?
Yes, there are several. Please see Publication 302, Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco Laws for Retailers, for more information.
Are there any places an unaccompanied underage person can possess alcohol beverages?
Yes, an underage person can possess alcohol beverages if that person is employed by a brewer, brewpub, beer and/or liquor wholesaler, or producer of alcohol fuel. If working at a retail licensed premises, the underage person must be at least 18 years of age and hold an operator's license or be working under the immediate supervision of the licensee, agent or licensed operator. If working at a campus, the underage person must be at least 18 years of age and under the immediate supervision of a person 21 years of age or older. The alcohol possession must be during the course of employment.
- Can "teen nights" or "alcohol free nights" be held at taverns?
There are several ways to legally allow underage persons on licensed premises.
A municipality (town, village, city) may pass an ordinance allowing underage persons to be in a room on a Class B premises where no alcohol is sold, furnished, served, or consumed by anyone when the underage persons are present. Each time this happens, the local police agency must authorize it in writing. [Sec. 125.07(3)(a)8., Wis. Stats.]
Underage persons may be present on Class B premises when no alcohol beverages are consumed, sold, or given away. In other words, the place is closed for the sale or consumption of alcohol beverages. The beer, wine, and liquor must be in locked storage, unless the licensee, agent, or person with an operator's license is present. The licensee must notify the local police agency in advance of when this will occur. No written police authorization is required. [Sec. 125.07(3)(a)10., Wis. Stats.]
Underage persons may be in a dance hall or banquet or hospitality room attached to Class B licensed premises for the purpose of attending a banquet, reception, dance or other similar event. [Sec. 125.07(3)(a)11., Wis. Stats.
As a licensee, how do I ensure that the person across the bar, at the counter, or at the table is old enough to be there and to drink?
Check the person's identification (ID). If anyone appears to be under 21, you must demand proof of age. Wisconsin residents must show either a valid Wisconsin driver's license with a photo, a valid Wisconsin identification card, a valid military identification card with the person's photo or a valid U.S. passport.
A lot of fake IDs are out there. How do I protect myself against being fooled?
Become familiar with current valid driver's licenses and IDs. Compare the questioned ID with a standard, like your own ID. Be suspicious if it looks like the card was altered or tampered with, if it is discolored, or if any of the letters, logos, or photos are poorly applied or partially missing. Do not accept IDs you're unfamiliar with. See Publication 302, Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco Laws for Retailers, for ID checking guidelines.
Is it a serious violation to make a fake ID?
Yes. It is a crime punishable by fines and jail time. If you are caught making and selling a fake ID, it is a felony in Wisconsin, punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and 3 years in prison. If you know someone who makes and sells fake IDs, please contact the Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Unit at (608) 266-2772 or report it to your local law enforcement agency.
You said that underage persons can work at licensed premises. Does this mean any age?
No. They must be over age 14. In addition, they must not be serving, selling, dispensing, or giving away alcohol beverages unless they are at least 18 years of age. If over age 18 and they do not have their own operator's license, they must be under immediate supervision by the licensee, agent, adult member of the licensee's immediate family (a person living in the same household), or a person with an operator's license.
Are there any restrictions for underage persons who are musicians or other performers?
If the performer is 16 or 17, he or she may perform on Friday, Saturday, or any other day not followed by a school day. If the performance is in a hall rented to celebrate a special event like a wedding, holiday, birthday, or anniversary, the underage performer may work until midnight on Sunday. There are no such restrictions for performers over 18.
Can I get into trouble if somebody I serve goes out and injures or kills somebody?
While there is a heavy moral burden in such a situation, Wisconsin does not have a "Dram Shop" law making you responsible for mayhem caused by persons you serve, as long as they are of legal drinking age. However, if they are minors (under age 18), you may be convicted of a felony, punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and 6 years in jail, or $25,000 in fines and 10 years in jail.
Does Wisconsin have a prohibition on hosting underage drinking parties?
Yes, Wisconsin law prohibits an adult from knowingly permitting or failing to take action to prevent the illegal consumption of alcohol beverages by an underage person on any property that is owned and occupied by the adult or occupied by and under the control of the adult. The prohibition applies to a lodging establishment (defined as: a bed and breakfast establishment, hotel, tourist rooming house or campground) only if the adult has furnished payment or security for the lodging.
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