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Washington DC TIPS Certification - TIPS Training

Responsive alcohol training is mandated by the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia's liquor code requires all managers of a licensed establishment to be certified in an alcohol training and education program that is conducted by a Board-approved provider.

All liquor license holders and their managers must complete an approved alcohol training and education program and submit proof of completion of the course with the Manager's License application to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA).

In addition, the eTIPS course is tailored to deliver information on regulations unique to the District of Columbia. eTIPS participants are able to assess the needs of their clients from both the legal and alcohol-related perspectives.

TIPS is approved in Washington DC. District of Columbia.

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Who Should Be TIPS Certified?

Any manager or owner of an establishment that sells or serves alcohol in the District of Columbia (DC) is required to take this training and receive their certification. TIPS certification is also required by many insurance companies. In addition, having your staff TIPS certified may reduce you liquor liability insurance!

  • Bartenders
  • Bar Backs
  • Servers
  • Managers
  • Valets
  • ID Checkers
  • Grocery, liquor, and convenience store clerks and managers.

Follow These Easy Steps Below to get TIPS Certified

  • Enroll in our class by clicking on one of the "Buy Now" buttons above.
  • Complete the TIPS alcohol certification course online at your own pace.
  • Pass the certification exam. You have 30 days to complete the course.
  • If you fail the final exam you have one additional attempt to pass at no charge.
  • Print your TIPS certificate as proof of your online certification.
  • Receive your permanent TIPS certification card by US mail in 7 to 10 business days.

The eTIPS On-Premise course addresses concerns specific to restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, and other establishments where the alcohol is consumed on-premise.

The eTIPS Off-Premise course addresses concerns specific to grocery, liquor and package stores where the alcohol is consumed off the premises. The course focuses on recognizing signs of intoxication, preventing underage sales as well as second party sales.

Visit the DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Website by clicking on the graphic below:

Visit the Washington DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Website

District of Columbia Alcohol Laws

This information has been provided to us by the regulating agency and is believed to be correct. However, laws and regulations may change at any time, and the information provided should not be relied upon in place of official documents. For more information or clarification, consult the regulatory body for this jurisdiction directly.

Age to Consume 21
Age to Pour 21
Age to Sell 18
Age to Serve 18
DUI/DWI Limit ..08

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