Illinois BASSET Certification Online

Our required online Illinois BASSET training course has been approved by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission and fully complies with their requirements. Our Serving Alcohol Illinois BASSET License number is #5A-0105593. This course is for servers of alcohol at restaurants, bars, nightclub and special events. It's quick and easy to get your required official Basset certificate. This course is often referred as the Illinois BASSET bartender license or Illinois BASSET seller/server permitOur alcohol certification course gives you with 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

Less Than 3 Hours

This course takes 3 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 Device

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 Insurance Carriers

Many liability insurance carriers for alcohol serving establishments require the entire staff should be alcohol certified. Your staff should remain current with state rules, regulations, and laws, in regards to the service of alcohol.  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).


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What's The Difference
Between On-Premise
and Off-Premise?

It's often asked "what is the difference between On-Premise and Off-Premise course?".   Simply put, On-Premise refers to those who serve alcohol in an establishment such as a bartender or waiter in a restaurant, bar, tavern, or nightclub.  Off-Premise refers to those who sell alcohol but not serve it as in a liquor store, convenience store, or gas station.

Our Training Material

Serving Alcohol has over 43 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
  • Complete in 3 hours or less
  • 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