Ohio Bartending License
Our Ohio Bartending License course, otherwise known as Ohio Alcohol Seller Server Course, is recognized and is the most recommended alcohol certification online. Our Ohio alcohol server training course or state certification for alcohol service is created using the standards set by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). It gives you Ohio alcohol server knowledge for the Ohio rules and regulations of Chapters 4301 and 4303 in recognition of Ohio liquor laws. For more information on Ohio liquor laws please read our blog post. Generally, it is referred to as Ohio Safe Alcohol Sales Training or the Ohio Alcohol Server Knowledge (ASK) Program. Many servers and bartenders know it as your Ohio bartender license.
Do you need a bartender license in Ohio?
The state of Ohio does not require alcohol servers to be state certified. But many cities and communities will require it. Most alcohol serving businesses (bars, nightclubs, restaurants, etc.) will require it as a bartender, server, waitress, waiter or manager staff personnel. Having their staff members Ohio alcohol server certified protects them from liability and is often required by their liability insurance carrier.
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
How do you get a bartending license in Ohio?
It's easy to get your Ohio bartending license. Start this Ohio alcohol server course today and you will have your certificate within a couple of hours or less. It will get you familiar with Ohio liquor laws and rules to be a responsible alcohol server.
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Since 1985, we have alcohol certified tens of thousands of individuals and businesses over the last 35 years. This course is created by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. Free certificate and wallet card given immediately after completion. We cover topics in our Ohio bartender course about how old you need to be to become a bartender in Ohio and how to get your Ohio 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The Ohio Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is responsible for the Division of Liquor Control and the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Investigative Unit. The Division of Liquor Control is responsible for controlling the manufacture, distribution, licensing, regulation, and merchandising of beer, wine, mixed beverages, and spirituous liquor.
The Ohio Department of Commerce - Division of Liquor Control
Telephone: (614) 644-2360
In Ohio, you must follow the rules and regulations of Chapters 4301 and 4303 of the Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 4301 of the Ohio Administrative Code, and other pertinent sections. Please see the Division of Liquor Control for more information.
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.
The minimum age to serve alcohol is twenty-one years of age. A person eighteen years of age or older as long as it’s in a sealed container. Persons nineteen or older can handle intoxicated liquor in open containers when working as a server at a hotel, restaurant, club, or nightclub.
Maybe. Under the 2018 Ohio Revised Code Title  XLIII LIQUOR Chapter 4303 - LIQUOR PERMITS Section 4303.29, permits may be denied if the felonous act was in relation to a “person's fitness to operate a liquor permit business”
In the state of Ohio, an OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence) is a BAC at or greater than .08%.
Ohio Revised Code section 4399.18 allows a person who has been injured by an intoxicated individual to seek damages from an alcohol vendor if:
- the injuries occurred on the vendor's property and were caused by the vendor's negligence, or
- the injuries occurred off the vendor's property, and the vendor "knowingly sold" alcohol to a "noticeably intoxicated" person or to a person under age 21.
No liquor permit holder authorized to sell for on-premises consumption, and no agent or employee of that liquor permit holder, shall:
- Offer to sell, furnish, or deliver to any person or group of persons:
- Two or more servings of an alcoholic beverage upon the placing of an order for an individual serving of an alcoholic beverage;
- An unlimited number of servings of alcoholic beverages during any set period of time for a fixed price;
- Any alcoholic beverage after nine p.m. at a price less than the regularly-charged price, as established by the schedule of prices required in paragraph (B) of this rule.
- Encourage or allow any game or contest that involves the drinking of alcoholic beverages or the awarding of alcoholic beverages as a prize.
- Increase the volume of alcoholic beverages contained in a serving without increasing proportionately the price charged for such serving.
All permit holders authorized to sell for on-premises consumption shall maintain on their permit premises a schedule of prices for all drinks of alcoholic beverages to be sold, furnished, delivered, or consumed thereon.
- Scheduled prices shall be effective for not less than one calendar month, dating from twelve p.m. on the first day of each month.
- Alcoholic beverages that have not been sold by the permit holder in the preceeding six months may be added to the price schedule on a day other than the first day of the month.
- Prices for any item on the schedule may not vary throughout the calendar month.
Prior to nine p.m., permit holders may sell, furnish, deliver, or allow the consumption of any alcoholic beverage at a price less than the regularly-charged price, as established by the aforementioned schedule of prices. Permit holders who do so may designate this time as happy hour periods.
No, but it's highly recommended and often required by the liability insurance carriers for any alcohol selling and/or serving establishment. Most of the insurance carriers with give substantial deductions to those places whose entire staff is Ohio alcohol certified.
We have over 30 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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Liability Insurance Carriers Recommend Us
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 to remain current with state rules, regulations, and laws, in regards to the service of alcohol. Our courses are recommended and endorsed by liability insurance carriers in Ohio. As a result, more businesses are requiring our Ohio alcohol server certification as a condition of employment.
Quick & Easy to Get Certified Today
Our Ohio 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. Need to be compliant in a hurry? Your Ohio 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.
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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