Indiana Alcohol
Seller Server Certification

Only $7.50

Indiana Alcohol Seller Server Certification

This course teaches you how to be an Indiana responsible seller server 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.

Course Objectives

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.

Topics Covered

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

Indiana FAQ

The agency that handles Indiana liquor licensing and/or bartender licensing rules and regulations in Indiana is the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. The contact information for The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission is listed below. You can contact them to verify that online server certification (bartender license) can be obtained in Indiana. We have also listed that information where applicable.


The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission

(317) 232-2430

In Indiana, you must primarily follow the provisions of the Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Laws Title 7.1.

Acceptable forms of identification are picture ID's, including but not limited to, a driver's license, state-issued ID card, US Government identification.

Answer provided by The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission

Those persons under 21 years old may be employed at a permit premise provided they do not handle, serve, or sell alcoholic beverages. (IC 7.1-5-7-13) Individuals who are at least 19 years of age can "ring-up" the sale of alcoholic beverages in the course of their employment at a drug or grocery store if there is at least one other employee on the licensed premise who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older, and responsible for supervising the minor. (905 IAC 1-15.3-1)

Answer provided by The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission

No. If you have a probation for a OWI (operating while intoxicated) or have convictions within the past 10 years related to an OWI, that will/could prevent you from having an Employee Permit.

Answer provided by The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission

Blood alcohol content or BAC for a OWI is .08% or more.

Answer provided by

Indiana state law prohibits price discrimination of ALL alcoholic beverages. The price for any drink or alcoholic beverage must remain the same from the time a business opens to the time it closes unless there is paid, live entertainment; at which time drink prices may be increased during the live entertainment time. Free drinks are prohibited. IC 7.1-5-10-20.

Answer provided by The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission

Our Indiana Alcohol Seller Server Certification Course has been approved by the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission and meets the Indiana server / seller training certification requirements for individuals holding Indiana Employee Permits. Indiana requires that all individuals holding an Employee Permit to dispense alcoholic beverages in Indiana complete a certified Indiana alcohol server / seller training program. To get certified just complete these two simple steps:


  1. Take our online Indiana Responsible ServingĀ® of Alcohol course
  2. Apply for your permit online at

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 by the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. 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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