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Illinois BASSET Certificate

Only $10.99
List Price: $19.95
Alcohol Retail Seller

Illinois BASSET Certificate
Alcohol Retail

Only $10.99
List Price: $19.95

Official Illinois BASSET Certificate

Our official state Illinois BASSET certificate online is approved and required by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission - ILCC.  Our BASSET (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training) is the state of illinois alcohol training course online. We have over 34 years experience with ILCC Basset alcohol training. It is required for all Illinois bartenders, waitstaff, or servers of alcohol at restaurants, bars, nightclub and special events. It is also required for those who sell liquor or alcohol at liquor stores or convenience stores. Our certificate course couldn't be quicker or easier to get your required official Basset certificate.  Often, our course is referred as the Illinois BASSET bartender license or Illinois BASSET permit.  Within the alcohol certification course, we give you the tools to sell and serve alcohol responsibly. Additionally, you will learn:


  • The effects of alcohol on your patrons
  • Keep customers from becoming intoxicated
  • Intervene when you need to refuse a sale
  • Prevent intoxicated customers from disturbing others
  • Properly check IDs and to recognize minors
  • Prevent second-party sales
  • Protect yourself and the establishment from liability


Our Serving Alcohol Illinois BASSET License number is #5A-0105593. 

Illinois Liquor Control Commission ILCC Annual Meeting

Robert Pomplun from Serving Alcohol Inc.

Representatives from colleges throughout Illinois attended the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) 9th Annual College Town Summit, held on November 9, 2017 at Western Illinois University. Presentations focused on timely topics pertaining to alcohol-related issues on college campuses.


Robert Pomplun from Serving Alcohol Inc. is one of our speakers this year.  As an industry expert, Robert Pomplun conducts a break out session concerning the alcohol server training for the state of Illinois Basset alcohol course.


Topics included: Neurological effects of alcohol, binge drinking,
sexual assault, prevention and recovery on college campuses. 
For the second year in a row, the summit included a student
panel and expo. The ILCC would like to thank the staff at Western Illinois 
University for hosting the event. 

Quick & Easy

This course takes only a few hours or less depending on the individual. It's easy to begin and complete in one sitting or take our training course at your leisure. Leave and come back to the course as many times as needed.  When you return, the training will pick up where you last had left.

Use Any Computer or Cell Phone

Our courses can be completed on any computer, laptop, tablet, or cellphone. Your certificate is available to you immediately upon completion as an emailed PDF file.  Complete it tonight and email to your manager before going to work tomorrow.  Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete the course and print your certificate!

Required By State & Insurance Carriers

Most liability insurance carriers for alcohol serving establishments (restaurants, bars, taverns, night clubs, etc.) require all employees to be alcohol certified. They will require your staff remain current with state rules, regulations, and laws, in regards to the service of alcohol.  As a result, more businesses are requiring our alcohol seller server certificate as a condition of employment.

Is Basset certificate training mandatory?

  On July 1, 2015, a new Illinois state law took effect requiring all sellers, servers, and door persons (ie: those required to check identification for the purchase of alcohol) in Cook County to take our official Illinois BASSET course every three years.
  On July 1, 2018, every county within the state of Illinois will require all sellers, servers, and door persons to successfully complete our official Illinois Basset certification course every three years (click on Required Training Dates for more details).

Difference between
On-Premise and


It's often asked "What's the difference between On-Premise and Off-Premise course?".   Simply put, On-Premise refers to those who sell AND serve alcohol such as a bartender or waiter 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.

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Our Training Material

Serving Alcohol has over 34 years of experience in teaching alcohol certification principles and in-depth knowledge. You'll learn alcohol awareness, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and state 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
  • 24/7 Customer support center
  • Certification is Valid for 3 years


Information you will learn:

  • 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 overly intoxicated
  • How to intervene when you need to refuse a sale
  • How to prevent and deal with disturbances
  • How to accurately check IDs and recognize minors with fake IDs
  • How to prevent second-party sales
  • How to react with authorities when a problem arises
 Your Enrollment Fee Includes:
  • Access to online course and exam immediately
  • Access printable, temporary certificate immediately
  • Unlimited 24×7 free support
  • 3-year official certificate mailed (7-10 business days) from the state of Illinois

Official Basset Certificate Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training
License Number: 12-5A-0105593

We meet and exceed Illinois state requirements:
  • Course is Illinois Liquor Control Commision Official BASSET approved and recommended
    – Illinois Liquor Control Commission
  • Illinois – City of Chicago
  • Course must be approved by City of Chicago and BASSET certified
    Re-certification Requirements – Every 3 years
    Responsible Agency – Mayor’s Local Liquor Control Commission