About the Hawaii Alcohol Seller and Server Certification
This course teaches you how to be a responsible seller of alcohol and how to protect yourself and your establishment from liability. You will learn how alcohol affects the body and 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 to someone; how to prevent and deal with disturbances; how to accurately check IDs and recognize minors; how to prevent second-party sales; and how to refuse a sale.
At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe alcohol use.
- Recognize the effects of alcohol.
- Identify the seller's role in the enhancement of public safety.
- Discuss the seller's responsibilities and obligations under the law.
- Define blood alcohol concentration and how it is calculated.
- Describe the effects of mixing alcohol with other drugs.
- Recognize intoxicated individuals.
- Refuse a sale to someone with little conflict.
- Prevent disturbances in the establishment and handle difficult situations.
- Check IDs accurately, and recognize clues for when an individual is using a fake ID.
- Recognize second-party sales.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: How Alcohol Affects the Body
Lesson 3: Recognizing Intoxicated Customers
Lesson 4: Preventing Disturbances
Lesson 5: Minors and Liability
Lesson 6: How to Refuse a Sale
County of Maui, Department of Liquor Control: 808-243-7753 (includes the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai) http://www.co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?nid=667
County of Kauai, Department of Liquor Control: 808-241-6580
City and County of Honolulu Liquor Commission (Island of Oahu): (808)768-7300
County of Hawaii, Department of Liquor Control:
East Hi: (808) 961-8218
West Hi: (808) 323-4370
Any valid U.S. Driver's License, ID Card, Passport or other Government ID with photograph and date of birth. A business is permitted by law to scan an individual's ID to verify age when selling age-restricted products.
Each county determines the minimum age of sell, serve, or pour alcohol.
Yes. A person with a felony conviction is prohibited from holding a liquor license, but not from working at a licensed establishment as a server.
Dram shop-type claims in Hawaii must be based on a violation of the state's liquor control laws.
Under Hawaii Revised Statutes section 281-78, vendors who are licensed to sell alcohol in Hawaii may not sell it to:
- a person under age 21
- a person who is under the influence of alcohol
- a person known to be a "habitual drunkard," or
- a person who will consume the alcohol in a vehicle traveling on a public street.
Hawaii Happy Hour Laws reference the prohibited practices that result in excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages by consumers. The Happy Hour Law is enforced in Honolulu and may be enforced regionally in other islands/cities. Practices commonly prohibited by happy hour laws are listed below. You may NOT: Serve or sell two or more drinks at a price less than the number of containers actually sold - "two for the price of one." Increase amount of alcohol without increasing the price. Serve free drinks in exchange for purchasing other merchandise. Sell an undetermined quantity of alcohol for a fixed price- "all you can drink." Sell alcoholic beverages at a reduced price to consumers paying a fixed "buy-in" price. Sell alcoholic beverages at a price based on the amount consumed. Sell or serve more than one drink to a single customer at a time. Impose an entry fee or cover charge in exchange for "free drinks." Conduct or sponsor contests which are determined by the amount of alcohol consumed or if alcohol is given as a prize. Engage in practices that are reasonably calculated to induce consumers to drink to excess. NOTE: Happy Hour Laws vary by city/commission. Check with your local liquor commission for further details.
Hawaii's regulations vary by county - check with your country.
A card/certification is good for three years.
With over 30 plus years of experience in the hospitality industry as an 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 team with knowledge as the most critical component of responsible alcohol service.
Our training is approved for most instances. Also, we have over 30 years of experience in alcohol certification training. Without question, we are the most reputable and experienced professionals in the business.
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