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Illinois BASSET Certification

Only $12.99

Illinois BASSET Certification Online

Our Illinois BASSET certification is required for on-premise and off-premise selling and serving of alcohol in the state by the ILCC. We have 35 years of experience providing the most reputable and recommended Illinois BASSET course for alcohol server sellers. Illinois BASSET On-Premise certification is required for bartenders, servers, and waitstaff in bars and restaurants, and at events. Our Off-Premise Illinois BASSET Certification is required for employees of liquor stores or convenience stores where alcohol is sold. We are the number one authorized ILCC approved BASSET alcohol training provider.Illinois Basset Certification

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission will mail your official BASSET Card for FREE. This Illinois alcohol license course is commonly known as the Illinois BASSET (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training) certificate, Illinois BASSET training course, or usually as the Illinois bartending license.

Advantages to our online course:

  • Easily complete at your own pace
  • Login and out of course as many times as needed to complete
  • Up to 6 months to complete your course
  • Only 80% to pass
  • Retake final exam until pass if needed FREE
  • Immediately download & email your certificate for FREE

We cover topics in our Illinois BASSET bartender course about how old you need to be to become a bartender and how to get your bartender license. For reference, we have a web page dedicated to some helpful bartender career statistics in the US. For general information on obtaining a bartending license (not specific to any state), see our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Bartending License.

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Since 1985, we have alcohol certified tens of thousands of individuals and businesses. This course is created by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. Our training incorporates decades of research directly from our staff because we have "been there" working in the alcohol serving environment. Respected by the ILCC, Robert Pomplun with Serving Alcohol has recently held a seminar at the 2019 Illinois Liquor Control Commission's Annual College Town Summit upon their request. Very few alcohol certification training providers are asked by the ILCC to speak about advanced concepts of alcohol training. With over 35 years experience, we offer the most reputable certification for alcohol servers, bartenders, managers, clerks, and owners. Created by professionals in the industry, our course is the highest approved, endorsed, and required training by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC).

Use Any Computer Tablet or Smartphone

Our BASSET (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training) will function equally well on your Windows or Mac computer, laptop, tablet, or cellphone. On the go or while you sit at home, now training can be done on your terms.

Get Easily Basset Certified Today

Need to be compliant in a hurry? Your Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) certificate is available to you immediately upon completion. Complete it tonight and email the certificate to your manager before going to work tomorrow.

Completion Guaranteed

We give you multiple chances to take the course. Busy? Multi-tasking? No worries. Leave and come back as many times as needed until it's completed, guaranteed.

Professional Experience

Serving Alcohol, Inc. has over 35 years of experience in teaching alcohol awareness, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and Illinois state laws.

Our course will teach you:

  • How to protect yourself and establishment from liability
  • How alcohol affects your customers
  • How to recognize the effects of alcohol on your customers
  • How to prevent customers from becoming intoxicated
  • How to intervene when you need to refuse a sale
  • How to avoid and deal with disturbances
  • How to accurately check IDs and recognize minors with fake IDs
  • How to prevent second-party transactions
  • How to react with authorities when a problem arises

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Difference between
On-Premise and Off-Premise

On-Premise refers to those who sell AND serve alcohol such as a bartender, server, or manager in a restaurant, bar, tavern, or nightclub.

Off-Premise refers to those who only sell the alcohol and don't serve as in a liquor store, convenience store, or gas station.

For Alcohol Retail Seller

Illinois BASSET Certification

Only $12.99

Illinois BASSET License
Frequently Asked Questions

Illinois Liquor Control CommissionIllinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) 11th Annual College Town Summit

Lee Ropus (ILCC Basset Manager) and Robert Pomplun (Serving Alcohol Inc.)
Lee Ropus (ILCC Basset Manager) and Robert Pomplun (Serving Alcohol Inc.)

Representatives from colleges throughout Illinois attended the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) 11th Annual College Town Summit, held on November 14th, 2019 at University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana. Robert Pomplun with highly requested and recommended Illinois Basset training makes a presentation focusing on timely topics pertaining to alcohol-related issues on college campuses.

Your Enrollment Fee Includes:

  • Access to online course and the final exam immediately
  • Access to printable certificate immediately upon completion
  • Unlimited US-based free support
  • 3 year official BASSET license is mailed (7-10 business days) from the ILCC for free

Official Basset Certificate Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training
License Number: 5A-0105593

We meet and exceed Illinois state requirements:

  • Course is ILCC required Official BASSET approved and recommended
  • Illinois – City of Chicago
  • Course is approved by City of Chicago and BASSET certified renewal or recertification requirements – every 3 years
  • Responsible Agency – Mayor’s Local Liquor Control Commission (ILCC)

Our Training Material

You'll learn alcohol awareness, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and Illinois liquor laws.  All in a simple online alcohol server training course that is easy to understand. If you're a bartender, a waiter / waitress, or server looking to achieve your bartender license, then our course is the one you'll need.


  • 100% Online interactive and self-paced training
  • US-based Customer support center
  • Certification is Valid for 3 years

Serving Alcohol courses are compatible with
Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android