Minnesota Alcohol Server Training Certification
In Minnesota, alcohol server training is commonly referred to as Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training or Minnesota bartending license. The purpose of this training is to educate individuals who serve alcohol on the responsibilities and legal obligations associated with selling and serving alcoholic beverages.
Since 1985, we have alcohol server certified tens of thousands of servers, bartenders, and managers and their businesses. This responsible server certification course follows the Minnesota Dramshop rules and regulations set by the state of Minnesota Chapter 340A. Liquor regarding the service of alcoholic beverages. Our Minnesota alcohol server training is the most recognized and preferred bartending license certification using the standards set by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Liquor Control Division. Serving Alcohol is an approved Minnesota alcohol seller server training provider as listed by the Minneapolis City of Lakes. By the way, this Minnesota alcohol server certification course is for both on-premise and off-premise locations and situations.
Our team believes providing responsible alcohol training is more than just a basic notion, it's a responsibility and livelihood that we take very seriously. Our courses are developed by trained professionals with over 35 years of experience to ensure maximum impact on your staff and business. We are also proud to have a responsive and highly knowledgeable support team based in the United States. They are available 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have. Our customers regularly tell us how much they appreciate it, and it is a big reason why they come back year after year.
We've even been recognized by Bar and Restaurant Magazine, and invited to speak at regulatory conversations concerning up-to-date industry changes. We believe that our training is of superior quality because it's created using years of in-the-field experience and continuous training, all with a focus on keeping employees, businesses, and their surrounding communities safe and prosperous.
Advantages of 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
In the state of Minnesota, we offer live alcohol server and security training for your staff. The seminar is taught by our founder, Bob Pomplun. He has trained tens of thousands of people and businesses since 1985. To inquire about live seminar alcohol training for your business, please call 763-843-4295 or send us a message through our Contact Us page.
Minnesota Alcohol Training
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The agency that handles Minnesota liquor licensing and/or bartender licensing rules and regulations in Minnesota is The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Liquor Control Division. The contact information for The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Liquor Control Division is listed below. You can contact them to verify that online server certification (bartender license) can be obtained in Minnesota. We have also listed that information where applicable.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Liquor Control Division
Proof of age for purchasing or consuming alcoholic beverages may be established only by one of the following:
- A valid driver’s license issued by Minnesota, another state or Canada and including the photograph and date of birth of the person;
- A valid identification card issued by Minnesota, another state or Canada and including the photograph and date of birth of the person;
- A valid military I.D. issued by the U.S. Dept. of Defense;
- A valid passport issued by the United States or a foreign country
- A MN Tribal card which includes a photo, date of birth and expiration date;
- Valid Instructional Permit (with photo and date of birth).
In a prosecution for a sale to a person under 21, it is a defense to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the seller reasonably and in good faith relied upon representations of proof of age authorized above in selling or giving alcohol.
Yes. It is ok to obtain a MN bartender license to serve alcoholic beverages in the state of Minnesota.
In Minnesota, a DWI, sometimes called “DUI,” is defined as driving, operating, or being in physical control of a motor vehicle while:
- under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- knowingly under the influence of a hazardous substance that affects the body and substantially impairs driving abilities
- having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater (a “per se” DWI), or
- having any amount of a Schedule I or II drug, except marijuana, in the body (also a per se DWI).
Minnesota Statutes section 340A.801 sets out the state's dram shop law. In Minnesota, a person who has been injured through the actions of an intoxicated individual may seek damages from any licensed alcohol vendor that "illegally sold" alcohol to the intoxicated person. Minnesota courts have interpreted the word "sold" broadly, to include bartered exchanges and alcoholic drinks that were purchased for the intoxicated person by a third party.
We have over 35 plus years of experience and considered the most reputable and recommended training provider with alcohol certification. Our founder, Robert Pomplun, has been actively involved in the hospitality industry as an alcohol certification consultant, instructor, manager, and coordinator. Our alcohol training and certification courses, with Robert's guidance, have benefited tens of 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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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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You'll learn alcohol awareness training, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and Minnesota liquor laws as well as their dramshop laws. All in a simple online alcohol server training course that is easy to understand. We cover topics in our Minnesota bartending license course about how old you need to be to become a bartender and how to get your Minnesota bartending 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.
Staff members who serve or handle food should also have their Minnesota Food Handler certification.
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, we will help you become a responsible safe server of alcohol. Click Enroll Now, complete the course, and print your free certificate and wallet card all within a couple of hours.
With over 35 years of experience, we give you ultimately everything needed to improve your business' stance with all 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 regard to the service of alcohol. As a result, more businesses are requiring our server certification as a condition of employment.
Quick and Easy
Our Minnesota Alcohol Server Training 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 Smartphone
Our Minnesota alcohol certification 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.
Over 35 Years Experience
Serving Alcohol, Inc. has over 35 years of experience teaching alcohol awareness, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and Minnesota state laws. Our course will teach you:
- How 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 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 to authorities when a problem arises