For Bartenders & Servers
Illinois BASSET Certification
List Price: $19.95 35% off
What Is Illinois BASSET Certification
Our Illinois BASSET certification is required for on-premise and off-premise selling and serving of alcohol by the ILCC (Illinois Liquor Control Commission). We have over 35 years of experience providing the most reputable and recommended alcohol course for your Illinois BASSET license. If you are an Illinois bartender, server, or manager, our Illinois BASSET certification On-Premise course is required if you serving in bars, nightclubs, restaurants events. Our Off-Premise Illinois BASSET certification is required if you are a liquor store clerk or employee of a convenience store if selling alcohol. We are the number one authorized ILCC approved basset training provider in the state of Illinois. 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 bartender license. With our basset course, you can easily achieve your basset on the fly and be certified today.
How Much Is A Basset License In Illinois
An Illinois Basset License only costs $12.99. Be mindful of taking the correct On or Off premise certification course. On Premise pertains to bartenders and waitstaff who serve alcohol, while Off Premise is for those who only sell alcohol as in a clerk at a liquor or convenience store. But, an On Premise certification does cover you for both situations, on and off premise.
How Do I Get A Basset License In Illinois
Need your basset on the fly today? Your Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) certificate is available to you immediately upon completion at Serving Alcohol. Complete your training tonight and email the certificate to your manager before going to work tomorrow.
How Long Does Illinois Basset Take
An Illinois Basset license certification takes only a few hours to easily complete today. Even faster depending on your pace. The entire course is read outloud with a voice narration that you can be sped up or slowed down to get you through the course and comprehend all the information easily on your iPhone, Android phone, tablet, Mac or Windows computer.
For Alcohol Retail Seller
Illinois BASSET Certification
List Price: $19.95 35% off
Our Basset License Certification
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
Who Should Get Our Illinois BASSET Training
- Bar backs
- Servers & Wait Staff
- Restaurant / Bar Supervisors
- Restaurant / Bar Managers & Owners
- Store Supervisors, Manager, & Owners
- Liquor & Convenience Store Clerks
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Illinois BASSET License
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
- On-Premise BASSET license refers to those who sell AND serve alcohol, such as a bartender or waiter in a restaurant, bar, tavern, or nightclub.
- Off-Premise BASSET license refers to those who only sell alcohol and don't serve as in a liquor store, convenience store, or gas station.
A BASSET license certification card is good for 3 years from the issue date. Find more answers from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) website.
Yes. As of July 1, 2018, every 3 years and within every county in the state of Illinois, all sellers, servers, and managers must be certified with our official Illinois BASSET certification (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training).
To re-print your BASSET license card, please visit the ILCC BASSET Card Lookup. Enter your last name, date of birth, and your student ID from the Basset certification training provider. Click on Print My BASSET Card to re-print your certification card.
BASSET Card Lookup with Illinois Liquor Control Commission ILCC
BASSET Card Lookup
If you need a replacement BASSET card and know your “Training Class Student ID” please click on Print My BASSET Card.
Click on Print My BASSET Card to re-print your certification card.
A seller or server must be at least 18 years of age. Local ordinances also regulate server age. For example, Chicago requires sellers/servers to be 21.
Answer provided by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC)
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC). The ILCC's focuses on: Compliance, Licenses, Inspections, Violations, Hearings, Taxes, Mail and Web Orders, Education, Responsible Sales, and Underage Sales
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission
Telephone: (217) 782-2136
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
50 W. Washington St, Suite 209
Chicago, IL 60602
300 W. Jefferson St, Suite 300
Springfield, IL 62702
Acceptable IDs include one of the following:
- A valid current driver's license or photo ID card issued by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office or any other State
- A valid Armed Forces ID;
- A valid U.S. passport or foreign passport (with U.S. travel visa) containing the holder's photograph.
In Illinois, you must follow the provisions of the Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934 and its Rules and Regulations. For a full list of the rules and regulations, please see the BASSET Rules and Regulations page.
Yes, a felony conviction only prevents a person from obtaining a liquor license in the state of Illinois and not from selling or serving alcohol with a BASSET license.
As of July 2015, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission has changed the "Happy Hour Law" to permit licensees to offer discounted drinks for up to 4 hours per day but not more than 15 hours per week.
The state doesn’t have a set closing time for bars, taverns or nightclubs. But most counties allow service of alcoholic beverages until 2 a.m.
In Chicago, bars with a late night licenses, can sell until 4 a.m. Sunday through Friday, and until 5 a.m. Saturday.
Required training dates for alcohol servers in Illinois bars, restaurants
The July 2015 signing of Public Act 99-0046 requires all alcohol servers (and those checking ID's for alcohol service) in Illinois on-premise establishments to successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers/Servers Education Training (BASSET) class every 3 years. As cited in the law, this mandate took effect for every county in Illinois based upon county population (NOTE: Many local jurisdictions already require servers, waiters, bartenders, manager and bouncers or security personnel to have a BASSET card. Please visit the Local Survey page for ordinances in your community).
Visit the State of Illinois website to view the official list of mandatory counties or see the list below.
Illinois BASSET license is currently required (as of July 1, 2018)
Our training, approved by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC), allows us to provide the Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program. Under license number #5A-0105593, we offer either on-premise or off-premise training. The license means, we meet all the latest state of Illinois curriculum and program requirements and recommendations.
We have over 35 years of experience with alcohol certification training. Without question, we are the most reputable and experienced professionals in the business. Our founder, Robert Pomplun with Serving Alcohol, has been a key speaker at the Illinois Liquor Control Commission's (ILCC) 9th and 11th Annual College Town Summit. Robert held his presentation in front of representatives from colleges and police departments throughout Illinois who had attended. Robert is scheduled as a key speaker again for more upcoming Illinois Annual College Town Summit meetings. Topics at these meetings included: Neurological effects of alcohol, binge drinking, sexual assault, prevention, and recovery on college campuses.
All you need is a smartphone, tablet, computer, Internet connection, and time. That's it!
Compatible Computers and Devices:
- Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
- Mac OSX or better
- Chromebook OS ver. 80 or better
- Android based tablet or phone (version 7.0 or better)
- iPhone 6 or better (iOS 12 or better)
- iPad 4 or better (iOS 12 or better)
Use These Web Browsers:
- Google Chrome ver. 80 or better
- Mozilla Firefox ver. 80 or better
- Safari 12 or better
- Microsoft Edge version 90 or better
|Do not use these web browsers:
They do not work well with interactive online training courses. If you currently use any of these web browsers, please switch to the native Google Chrome on your Android device or Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad. You will have a much better and quicker user experience.
We highly recommend Google Chrome when taking this course. It's much faster and more efficient with interactive training courses.
Clear the Cache in your Web Browser:
Online interactive learning courses are more demanding of your computer or device than regular websites. We highly recommend clearing your web browser before beginning. The course will react better and quicker. It takes only 30 seconds. Besides, it greatly helps to increase the speed of your browser on the Internet for all websites. Click here to select your device and browser for specific and easy instructions.
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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
Use Any Computer Or Cellphone
Our BASSET (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training) will function equally well on your Windows or Mac computer, laptop, tablet, or Android cellphone, iPhone, or iPad. On the go or while you sit at home, now training can be done on your terms.
Completion & Pass 100% 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.
Since 1985, we have alcohol BASSET 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 and requested by the ILCC, Robert Pomplun with Serving Alcohol has held seminars at a few or the recent Illinois Liquor Control Commission's Annual College Town Summit. Very few alcohol training providers are asked by the ILCC to speak at their annual meetings. With over 35 years experience, we offer the most reputable Basset certification for bartenders, servers, 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).
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
Your Enrollment 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 certification 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 certification 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)