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). Earn your Illinois BASSET License by completing our IL Basset course now.
We have over 35 years of experience providing state-approved alcohol seller server training. In Illinois, we are the most preferred Illinois BASSET certification training provider. If you are an Illinois bartender, server, or manager, our Illinois bartender license is required if you serve alcohol in bars, nightclubs, restaurants, or events. Our off-premise Illinois BASSET card certification is required if you are only selling alcohol as a liquor store clerk or employee of a convenience store selling beer or wine. A BASSET card is also required for alcohol “To Go” or alcohol delivery within the state. Your IL Basset bartender license completion includes the Illinois Liquor Control Commission mailing of your official Illinois BASSET card free to your home.
We are the number one state-authorized and preferred ILCC-approved BASSET training provider. This course is commonly known as the Illinois BASSET certification, Illinois BASSET training, or usually as the Illinois bartending license. With our BASSET certification course online, you can easily achieve your basset on the fly today.
For those who serve or handle food as well as alcoholic beverages, take the Illinois food handler certification course. Our Illinois Liquor Control Commission training provider license is #5A-0105593.
Basset certification in Illinois is valid for 3 years from the date of issuance. After your Basset bartender license expires or just before, you must retake the course to renew your BASSET alcohol server license course. If you took our course before, you will know the Illinois basset test answers needed to get your Illinois Basset card again easily and quickly.
Click here to renew your Illinois Basset certification.
How Much Is A Basset License In Illinois
An Illinois Basset License only costs $12.99. Be mindful of taking the correct on-premise or off-premise Basset certification course. On-premise pertains to bartenders and waitstaff who serve alcohol, while off-premise is for those who only sell alcohol as a clerk at a liquor store or convenience store. An on-premise Basset certification does cover you for both situations.
How Do I Get A Basset Certification 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 of the course. 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 certification takes only a few hours to easily complete today. Even faster depending on your pace. The entire course is read out loud with a voice narration that can be sped up or slowed down. We help you quickly comprehend the information in the BASSET training on your iPhone, Android phone, tablet, Mac, or Windows computer.
What Is BASSET And What Does It Mean
BASSET stands for Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training. It's a state-approved and required course for anyone selling or serving alcoholic beverages in Illinois to learn Illinois liquor laws and do it responsibly. Serving Alcohol provides the most state of Illinois preferred Basset certification.
Our Basset Alcohol Certification Course
You'll learn alcohol awareness, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, Illinois happy hour laws, 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 a server looking to achieve your bartender license, then our course is the one you'll need.
- 100% Online interactive and self-paced training
- USA-Based Customer support
- Certification is Valid for 3 years
Who Should Take Our Illinois BASSET Training
- Servers & Wait Staff
- Restaurant / Bar Supervisors
- Restaurant / Bar Managers & Owners
- Store Supervisors, Managers, & Owners
- Liquor & Convenience Store Clerks
Illinois BASSET License
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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A BASSET card is issued by the state after completing our Illinois-approved alcohol server training program.
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
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.
- 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 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
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.
Illinois BASSET license is currently required (as of July 1, 2018)
Select a county or municipality name below to view liquor-related information from over 1,000 of the approximately 1,200 local entities in the state of Illinois. Some responding local jurisdictions submitted more than one completed survey, so they may be listed more than once. If your search returns no results, either the entity did not submit a survey or the name entered was misspelled.
Some notes about the survey response categories: Counties serve as the local liquor licensing authority in unincorporated areas. "On-premise" means liquor service in bars, restaurants, and banquet halls; "off-premise" means sales of packaged liquor.
IMPORTANT: ALL seller/server training (BASSET) students must renew their BASSET certification every three years (or less, if so required by local ordinance). Additionally, state law requires ALL on-premise servers (and those whose job description entails the checking of identification for alcohol purchase or entry into the licensed premises) to be BASSET-certified by a certain date if not already required by local ordinance. Please review the Required Training Dates page for the effective dates of this state training law.
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!
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- Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
- Mac OSX or better
- Chromebook OS ver. 90 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)
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Our Course Will Teach You:
- To protect yourself and your 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
- Know Illinois liquor and happy hour laws.
- 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 to 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, 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.
Your Enrollment Includes:
- Access to online courses and the final exam immediately
- Access to printable certificate immediately upon completion
- Unlimited US-based free support
- A 3-year official BASSET card license 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:
- The course is ILCC required official BASSET certification approved and recommended
- Illinois bartending license Chicago
- The 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)
Since 1985, we have provided BASSET training for hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses. This course is created by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. Our Illinois bartending license course 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 of 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 of 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