New York Alcohol Training Awareness Program
On and Off Premises ATAP Certification
Our New York alcohol certification course is approved and authorized by the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA). If you need your NY bartending license, by taking our New York ATAP certification, you are authorized by the state as a New York responsible alcohol seller server. Since 1985, we have provided alcohol training certification to become a responsible alcohol server. With this course, you will learn to serve responsibly by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. You'll learn alcohol awareness training, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and New York alcohol laws as well as dramshop laws. All in a simple online alcohol server training course that is easy to understand. New York ATAP is an acronym for Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP). See us listed as approved on the NYSLA website under Serving Alcohol, Inc: https://sla.ny.gov/
The online alcohol seller-server certificate training meets the certification requirements of bar staff, drinks servers, alcohol sellers, vendors, and security staff working for employers in cities and counties within New York.
Staff members who serve or handle food should also have their New York Food Handler certification.
TIPS Certification, ServSafe & Serving Alcohol
You have probably heard of all three responsible alcohol training courses. It’s important to note that TIPS certification, ServSafe, and Serving Alcohol are not a “type” of training. Instead, all three are “brands” of responsible alcohol training. Think of how some people will ask for a Kleenex instead of a tissue. Kleenex is a tissue brand, not a type of tissue.
Employers often tell you to get your New York TIPS certification, ServSafe certification, or Serving Alcohol NY ATAP certification. You are not locked into taking any specific alcohol training course. You can choose from the New York alcohol seller/server training course you prefer just as you can buy various brands of tissue instead of just Kleenex.
For over 35 years, Serving Alcohol has trained hundreds of thousands of people, their employers, and businesses. Many state alcoholic beverage controllers and employers prefer Serving Alcohol ATAP training for staff members due to the in-depth information offered over the other courses. Serving Alcohol only provides alcohol training courses in states like New York where we are authorized by the state, local government, and liability insurance carriers. This course addresses and strictly adheres to the New York service of alcohol laws, regulations, and rules. Feel free to ask us about the differences and similarities by asking our support team through our Contact Us page. You do have a choice of any of the three alcohol training courses to accommodate your employer’s request for New York alcohol seller server certification.
Most Preferred New York Bartending License
Serving Alcohol is recognized as the most reputable and recommended state-authorized certified New York ATAP training provider. Most businesses are now requiring employees serving or selling alcohol to be certified by our New York Liquor Authority state-authorized course.
- NYSLA-approved certification training course provider
- No Timers
- Take it anywhere, anytime, & on any computer, tablet, iOS, or Android device.
- Download and Print Your Certificate Instantly for FREE.
Who Should Take our Alcohol Certification
- Servers & Wait Staff
- Restaurant / Bar Supervisors
- Restaurant / Bar Managers & Owners
- Wine & Liquor Store Cashiers
- Grocery Store Cashiers or Clerks
- Store Supervisors, Managers, & Owners
Over the decades, we have worked diligently with the New York State Liquor Authority state department and liability lawyers to create the most reputable and preferred New York alcohol certification training.
New York ATAP Alcohol Certification
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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- 18 - Minimum age to be able to serve alcohol in New York.
- 18 - Minimum age to sell alcohol in a liquor or convenience store.
- 18 - Note: Barbacks/busboys must be 16 years of age in an on-premise
establishment and directly supervised by an employee 21 years or older.
No. It is not mandatory to be New York alcohol certified. Responsible alcohol certification is required by most employers for their liability insurance carrier regardless of NY state or city laws. Some city ordinances do require the servers and bartenders to be New York ATAP certified.
The New York ATAP alcohol certification is valid as your official state bartending license for 3 years from the issue date.
Blood alcohol content or BAC for a DUI is .08% or more while being in physical control of a vehicle.
- A valid driver’s license or non-driver identification card issued by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the Federal Government, a State Government, Commonwealth, Possession or Territory of the United States or a Provincial Government of Canada: or
- a valid U.S. passport
- valid passport from any other country
- a valid military ID from the U.S.
Licensees and servers can be held liable for selling to minors or visibly intoxicated guests.
New York General Obligations Law section 11-100 and section 11-101 cover dram shop and social host liability after an alcohol-related accident.
Section 11-100 covers liability when the intoxicated person is a minor, while Section 11-101 covers liability when a vendor or individual provides alcohol to an intoxicated person illegally. In these situations, an injured person may bring a claim against the party who provided the alcohol if:
- the vendor or host "knowingly" caused intoxication or impairment by "unlawfully" providing alcohol (11-101), or
- the vendor or host knowingly caused intoxication or impairment by unlawfully providing alcohol to someone they knew or had reason to believe was under age 21 (11-100).
No promotion may require proof of purchase of an alcohol beverage. All drinks must be served to the customer. Bottle sales, except for wines and champagnes, are prohibited. The law allows a licensee to offer a food and drink combination for a special price.
On Premise Establishment: Monday thru Saturday: 8:00 a.m. until Midnight. Sundays: Sales prohibited between 4:00 a.m. until Noon
Off Premise/Retail Stores: Monday thru Saturday: 8:00 a.m. until Midnight. Grocery Stores: 24 hours. Sunday: Sales prohibited in liquor, grocery and drug stores between 3:00 a.m. until Noon
Note: May vary- refer to local jurisdiction chart at https://sla.ny.gov/county-closing-hours.
Yes, with restrictions. If a felon will be working at any location other than a restaurant (bar, club, tavern, etc.) a Certificate of Relief is needed for their felony charge and each misdemeanor. If a felon will be working at a premises that is filed and operating as a restaurant with the SLA, they do not need a Certificate of Relief, despite their felony and/or misdemeanor.
To re-print your New York certificate or wallet sized card, go to our Certificate Search section here: Certificate Search and Wallet Card
State of New York
State Liquor Authority
84 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
General Internet Site: www.abc.state.ny.us
We have over 35 plus years of experience and consider the most reputable and recommended training provider in the service of alcohol certification. Our founder, Robert Pomplun, has been 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!
Compatible Computers and Devices:
- 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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Why Get Your New York Alcohol Certification
As a bartender, server, or manager, our bartending license NYC training course does have benefits for you. The New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) will consider attaining our alcohol certification as a mitigating factor if, at the time of a violation, you had committed a service of alcohol violation. If you are a business owner licensee, completion of this course serves as a NY alcohol training awareness program (Albany AT 0021) and you have diligently implemented and complied with the NYSLA training program.
How Quick Will I Get My Certificate
Immediately after completing the course, your certificate will be available to download or email to your employer. Your ATAP certificate is proof you’ve completed a state-approved New York alcohol training awareness program (ATAP). Your certificate is valid by the state of New York for 3 years. If you happen to lose your certificate during those 3 years, you can always download it directly from our website from our Certificate Search page or from our Contact Us page.
Take It At Your Own Pace Quick & Easy
This course takes only 2 hours or less depending on the individual. It's easy to begin and complete in one sitting or take our training course at your leisure. Leave and come back to the course as many times as needed. When you return, the training will pick up where you last left.
Use Any Cell Phone, Tablet, or Computer
Our courses can be completed on any computer, tablet, or cellphone. Your 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. Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful completion of the NY alcohol awareness course, you will be able to print a certificate immediately. Your certification is valid by the state of New York for 3 years.
Required By Most Insurance Carriers
Most liability insurance carriers for alcohol serving establishments (restaurants, bars, taverns, night clubs, etc.) require all employees to be alcohol certified. They will require your staff remain current with state rules, regulations, and laws, in regards to the service of alcohol. As a result, more businesses are requiring our alcohol training certificate as a condition of employment.
- NYSLA-Approved Course
- Fastest way to get your NY Alcohol Seller/Server license
- Highly recognized and preferred by bar and restaurant owners, liquor stores, and insurance carriers
We cover topics in our New York bartending license course about how old you need to be to become a bartender and how to get your New York 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.
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 alcohol training, we will help you become a safer alcohol seller server and increase your tips.
Serving Alcohol has over 35 years of experience with teaching alcohol certification principles and in-depth knowledge. You'll learn alcohol awareness training, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and state laws. All in a simple online alcohol server training course that is easy to understand and comprehend. If you're a bartender, a waiter/waitress, server, or manager looking to achieve your bartending license or server permit today, this is the course you need.
- Online interactive and self-paced training
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- 24/7 Customer Support Center
Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete the course, and print your free certificate and wallet card all within a couple of hours. This New York alcohol course gives you the tools to sell and serve alcohol responsibly. With our course, you will not only protect yourself but the establishment where you are serving the alcohol.