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Online eTIPS Alcohol Server Training MAST Approved in Washington

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 9, 2012 — Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS On Premise, an online training and certification program for alcohol servers, was approved by the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) as part of the state’s Mandatory Alcohol Server Training (MAST) program.

In the state of Washington, MAST is required by law for managers, bartenders, and other employees who serve alcohol or supervise the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises at liquor licensed establishments. The MAST permit is required within 60 days of hire and is issued to those who successfully complete a MAST class and exam.  MAST is offered exclusively by WSLCB-certified providers, through either an online format or through classroom training.

eTIPS On Premise gives servers the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and trains them to effectively intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies. In addition, eTIPS On Premise is tailored to deliver information about Washington laws and regulations.


Online eTIPS 2.0 For Casinos and Gaming Released

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 25, 2011 — Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today unveiled TIPS for Gaming 2.0, an alcohol server training and certification program designed specifically for casinos, riverboats, and gambling centers.  Read More...


Online eTIPS Alcohol Server Training ATAP Approved in New York (NY)

Arlington, Virginia – November 17, 2011 - Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS On Premise, an online training and certification program for servers, was approved by the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA). The NYSLA sets the minimum standards for and certifying schools to provide ATAP (Alcohol Training Awareness Program) training. These programs help New York State licensees to comply with the Alcohol Beverage Control Laws, and emphasize how to prevent underage drinking and sales to intoxicated persons.


Online TIPS Off-Premise Training Program for Grocery and Liquor Stores

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 19, 2011 — Health Communications, Inc. (HCI), provider of the TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) Program, today announced the release of version 3.0 of the TIPS for Off Premise program.

TIPS for Off Premise, Version 3.0, introduces to cashiers, managers, and operators an improved way of addressing alcohol-related sales concerns. The Off Premise Program is specifically targeted towards grocery stores, convenience stores, and liquor stores. The three-hour classroom session provides participants with strategies for preventing alcohol sales to underage and/or intoxicated patrons.

“It is all about making a difference,” said Trevor Estelle, HCI’s Vice President. “Off Premise 3.0 equips cashiers and clerks with the skills and confidence they need to ensure that they sell alcohol only to customers who are of legal age and are not intoxicated. The new program version will continue to support our trainer’s efforts to create great, interactive sessions with their participants.”

The primary goal of the new program is to build skills, instill confidence, and empower participants to step in to situations and ensure that alcohol is sold responsibly and legally. Employees and managers who participate are able to prevent sales to minors, recognize signs of intoxication, effectively intervene to prevent problem situations, and handle refusal situations with greater confidence. The new version also includes improved graphics and other changes designed to enhance readability and speed access to specific sections within the printed materials.

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