Massachusetts Alcohol Server Course
This Massachusetts alcohol certification course is created using the standards set by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) and the rules and regulations in the Massachusetts Liquor Control Act. This server and bartender certification is often referred to as the Massachusetts bartending license or Massachusetts alcohol server permit.
Since 1985, we have given alcohol tips for responsible alcohol service to tens of thousands of individuals and businesses. With this course, you will get tips to learn to serve responsibly by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. Our training incorporates decades of research. We have worked diligently with state department and liability lawyers to create the most reputable and recommended alcohol certification training.
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 70% to pass and get your certificate
- Retake final exam until pass if needed FREE
- Immediately download & email your certificate for FREE
We cover topics in our Massachusetts bartender course about how old you need to be to become a bartender and how to get your bartender license. For reference, we have a web page dedicated to some helpful bartender career statistics in the US. For general information on obtaining a bartending license (not specific to any state), see our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Bartending License.
Massachusetts Bartending Certification
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Massachusetts liquor licensing and/or bartender licensing rules and regulations are handled by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC).
The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
Telephone: (617) 727-3040
In Massachusetts, you must follow the rules and regulations of the Massachusetts Liquor Control Act.
Acceptable IDs include one of the following:
- Valid Massachusetts Driver's License
- Valid Military ID
- Valid Passport or US Passport Card
- Valid Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Liquor ID Card
The minimum age to serve alcohol, pour, or sell alcohol is 18.
Maybe.Off-premises or on-premises licensees and managers cannot hold a license or licensed manager position if convicted of a felony.
In the state of Massachusetts, an OUI (operating under the influence) is considered a BAC at or greater than .08%.
Massachusetts does not have a specific statute allowing injured people to bring civil claims for damages against alcohol vendors. However, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 138, Section 69 does prohibit vendors from serving or selling alcohol to an "intoxicated person," and Massachusetts courts have held that a vendor who does so may be held liable for negligence in a civil lawsuit.
According to Massachusetts Liquor Control Act, “No licensee or employee or agent of a licensee shall: (a) offer or deliver any free drinks to any person or group of persons; (b) deliver more than two drinks to one person at one time; (c) sell, offer to sell or deliver to any person or group of persons any drinks at a price less than the price regularly charged for such drinks during the same calendar week, except at private functions not open to the public; (d) sell, offer to sell or deliver to any person an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price, except at private functions not open to the public; (e) sell, offer to sell or deliver drinks to any person or group of persons on any one day at prices less than those charged the general public on that day, except at private functions not open to the public; (f) sell, offer to sell or deliver malt beverages or mixed drinks by the pitcher except to two or more persons at any one time; (g) increase the volume of alcoholic beverages contained in a drink without increasing proportionately the price regularly charged for such drink during the same calendar week; (h) encourage or permit, on the licensed premises, any game or contest which involves drinking or the awarding of drinks as prizes. (2) No licensee shall advertise or promote in any way, whether within or without the licensed premises, any of the practices prohibited under 204 CMR 4.03.”
No, but it's still recommended for instances of liability especially insurance deductions. Massachusetts tips certification or bartender licensing is recommended.
The Massachusetts bartending certification is valid for 3 years. Massachusetts tips certification or bartender licensing is recommended.
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.
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Computers or devices compatible to take this course:
- Windows 7,8,10 or 11
- Mac OSX or better
- Android based tablet or phone (version 7.0 or better)
- iPhone 6 or better
- iPad 4 or better
Compatible web browsers:
- Google Chrome ver. 70 or better
- Mozilla Firefox ver. 65 or better
- Safari 12 or better
- Microsoft Edge ver. 80 or better
We want to make a special note concerning Samsung web browsers on Android devices. Interactive learning software has some difficulties with the Samsung browser. Please, switch to the native Google Chrome browser on your device instead. You will have a better user experience. Every Samsung smartphone comes with the native Google Chrome web browser. If you need to download it, click the link below.
We recognize that you are busy and alcohol training maybe not on the forefront of your mind. We aim to give you accurate knowledge and quickly bring you "up to speed" with the most recent laws. Some of our information may seem common knowledge. But, as you do, we take your profession very seriously. Your decisions, while serving alcohol, could make a dramatic difference in another person's life. With a little of your time and our training, the course will give tips for safer alcohol service. Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete the course and print your free certificate and wallet card all within a couple of hours.
The Most Reputable and Recommended Certification
Our courses are recommended and endorsed by liability insurance carriers. Most liability insurance carriers for alcohol-serving establishments (restaurants, bars, taverns, and nightclubs) require all employees to hold an alcohol certification. Therefore, they will need your staff will remain current with state rules, regulations, and laws, in regards to the service of alcohol. As a result, more businesses are requiring our server certification as a condition of employment.
Quick and Easy
Our Massachusetts Alcohol Server On-Premise Course is simple to enroll in and easy to take. Begin it in one sitting or leave and come back to the course as many times as needed. Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete the course, and print your certificate!
Use Any Device
Our Massachusetts Alcohol Server On-Premise Course is responsive! Take it on a computer, laptop, tablet, or cellphone; on the go or while you sit at home. Now training can be done on your terms.
Get Certified Today
Need to be compliant in a hurry? Your Massachusetts Alcohol Server On-Premise Course 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.
We give you multiple chances to take the course. Busy? Multi-tasking? No worries! Come back until you get it completed, guaranteed.
Serving Alcohol, Inc. has over 35 years of experience in teaching alcohol awareness, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and state laws. 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 overly 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