Serving Alcohol Inc was founded in 2007 …
by Robert Pomplun. With over 35 plus years of experience in the hospitality industry as a alcohol certification consultant, instructor, manager, and coordinator, Robert Pomplun is a true expert. Our alcohol training and certification courses with Robert's guidance have benefited thousands of bartenders, servers, managers, owners, and security staff across the nation. Our courses will prepare you and your staff with knowledge as the most important component of responsible alcohol service.
More states are requiring anyone who serves alcohol to become certified. Alcohol certification is basically awareness of the effects of alcohol physically, socially, psychologically, and legally. In the past, the bartenders and alcohol servers needed no training concerning alcohol. That's in the past. These states now require it: Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. More and more states like Illinois will require alcohol certification. In Illinois, only Cook county and it's surrounding counties require it in 2016 but, by the end of 2018, the entire state of Illinois will require alcohol certification training before allowing individuals to sell or serve alcohol.
Robert Pomplun is the founder of Serving Alcohol Inc. and Loss Control Services, Inc. He began alcohol training in 1985. Since then, he has conducted over seven thousand seminars throughout the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin for such organizations as the American Legion Posts and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has personally assessed over two thousand bars, restaurants, and other establishments that serve alcohol for legal purposes. He has testified several times before the Minnesota State Legislative Judiciary and Transportation Committees to help enact new legislation regarding valid identification for alcohol consumption and legal liabilities in the sale and use of alcohol.
Robert Pomplun is a charter member of the Responsible Beverage Service Council, which is an international organization dedicated to responsible beverage service and practices. He has participated and instructed in national forums through the Responsible Hospitality Institute. For last couple of years, he has spoken and given breakout classes before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission at their 10th & 11th annual seminar. He actively participates in programs awarded by the Minnesota chapter of MADD for the safe cab programs, as well as participates, in the monthly meetings with Minneapolis Safe Bar program. He continues to develop solutions to community problems created by alcohol serving establishments.
With over 35 plus years of experience in the hospitality industry as a alcohol certification consultant, instructor, manager, and coordinator, Robert Pomplun is a true expert. Robert has contributed countless hours of research concerning alcohol abuse recognition and behavior with several publications in national hospitality and community based publications on server training related issues, Robert Pomplun is a true expert in the field of proactive, preventative, responsive, and responsible alcohol service.
Star Tribune article - 2007