Michigan Liquor Control Commission
State Approved Alcohol Certification

Michigan Alcohol
Seller-Server Course

Only $12.50
List Price: $19.95

Michigan Alcohol Seller-Server Course

Our Michigan alcohol seller-server course is approved and required by the MLCC (Michigan Liquor Control Commission). Serving Alcohol Michigan alcohol certification follows the rules and regulations stated in the Michigan Liquor Control Code, Youth Employment Standards Act Act 90, and all related penal and vehicle codes. For waiters, bartenders, servers, managers, and owners who serve alcoholic beverages within the state of Michigan, it is required to hold an approved Michigan alcohol certification in order to legally serve drinks in your bar, hotel, or restaurant. Our training provides your responsible hospitality team with the skills needed and required to responsibly, lawfully, and professionally sell and server alcohol on-premises. Our Michigan alcohol training course is often referred as the Michigan bartender license or Michigan alcohol permit.

Our alcohol certification training also authorizes staff of off-premise or off-sale locations like liquor stores and convenience stores that sell alcoholic products.       Michigan Liquor Control Commission Serving Alcohol Certification

Founded in 1985, we have certified hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses over the last 35 years. This course was created by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. Our training incorporates decades of functional work history from past experience. We have worked diligently with the state department and liability lawyers to create the most protective,reputable and recommended alcohol certification training.

We recognize that you are busy and alcohol training maybe not on the forefront of your mind. We will provide accurate knowledge and quickly bring you and new employee’s "up to speed" with the most recent laws. Some of our information may seem common knowledge. It is not normal for young people to have learned common sense.  We take your serving 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, we will help you become a safer alcohol seller or server and increase your tips. Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete the course and print your free certificate and wallet card all within a couple of hours.


Insurance & State Required

Our courses are recommended, required, and endorsed by liability insurance carriers. For anyone holding a Retail license there is proof Proof of Financial Responsibility (liquor liability insurance) required by MCL 436.1803. Your staff will remain current with state rules, regulations, and laws, in regards to the service of alcohol.


Quick and Easy

Our Michigan Alcohol Seller-Server 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 Computer Tablet or Phone

Our Michigan Alcohol Seller-Server 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 and at your own convenience.


Get Certified Today

Need to be compliant in a hurry? Your Michigan Alcohol Seller-Server 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.


100% Guaranteed Pass

We give you multiple chances to take the course. Busy? Multi-tasking? No worries! Come back until you get it completed, guaranteed.


Professional Experience

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 your 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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


The Michigan Liquor Control Commission

Telephone:  517-284-6250


In Michigan, you must follow the rules and regulations of Michigan Liquor Control Code, Youth Employment Standards Act Act 90, and any related penal and vehicle code.

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.

Yes, you can legally confiscate a fake or fraudulent ID.

In the state of Michigan, you can pour alcohol at the age of 18, if supervised by someone who is 21. You can sell alcohol at 18 in grocery stores or convenience stores but you must be 21 to sell in a liquor store. To serve alcohol you must be 18, if supervised by someone who is 21

Yes, serving alcohol is acceptable.  However, you can not hold a license license in the state of Michigan if you have a felony.

Answer provided by the Law Office of Barton Morris

In the state of Michigan, driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is .08.

“Michigan is one of many states that allow an injured person to hold a business liable for providing alcohol to a minor -- or to a visibly intoxicated person -- who then goes on to cause an accident. Laws like these are often known as "dram shop" laws, since vendors traditionally sold alcohol by a unit of measure called a "dram." In this article, we'll look at several key provisions of Michigan's dram shop law and how it might come into play in an injury claim after an alcohol-related accident.”


Answer provided by NOLO

Licensees (on-premises) are prohibited from offering "2 for 1" or other multiple drink promotions whereby multiple drinks are offered for one price.

Yes. On August 1, 2001, the MLCC implemented the mandatory server training requirement for licensees obtaining a new on premises license or transferring more than 50% interest in an existing on-premises license. At a minimum, server trained supervisory personnel must be employed during all hours alcoholic beverages are served as outlined in MCL 436.1501(1).


Answer provided by the MLCC

The course is part of the educational program whose curriculum has been approved by the commission under the standards described in this section and is offered by an administrator or instructor to a retail licensee, or a licensee operating a tasting room or providing samples of alcoholic liquor, for its employees.


Answer provided by the MLCC

With over 35 plus years of experience in the hospitality industry as an alcohol certification, we are without question the most reputable and experienced professionals in the business. Serving Alcohol began under Robert Pomplun who is a true expert as a consultant, instructor, manager, and coordinator. 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,or 10
  • Mac OSX or better
  • Android based tablet or phone (version 6.0 or better)
  • iPhone 6 or better
  • iPad 4 or better

    Compatible web browsers:

  • Google Chrome ver. 55 or better
  • Mozilla Firefox ver. 50 or better
  • Safari 11 or better
  • Microsoft Edge ver, 80 or better

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