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Online eTIPS On-Premise Course Released in Espanol

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 9, 2014 -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) recently launched eTIPS On Premise – Espanol, an online alcohol server training program for Spanish-speaking hospitality personnel.

"Everything in our standard eTIPS On Premise course was translated into Spanish," said Trevor Este lle, HCI's Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "We have been working with our partners to remove barriers and provide the same effective alcohol server training program for non-English speakers.

Offering a Spanish-language version of our online course is a critical step toward addressing the diversity in today's hospitality workforce." Through interactive lessons, scenarios and quizzes, eTIPS On Premise – Espanol equips and empowers employees with the skills to effectively intervene to prevent alcoholrelated problems and to handle refusal situations with greater confidence. eTIPS On Premise – Espanol is also tailored to cover laws and regulations for specific jurisdictions.

In addition to offering eTIPS On Premise – Espanol, HCI has updated its website with many of the pages transla ted into Spanish. In turn, HCI's Spanish-speaking customers can easily navigate through the certification course and access various support features available through the website. HCI also offers customer support in Spanish to assist customers with questions, purchases, and technical issues.

  • Online eTIPS On Premise Course Approved in Louisiana

    ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 21, 2014 -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS On Premise - Louisiana, was approved by the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC). Louisiana law requires servers of alcohol to complete a Responsible Vendor (RV) class and obtain an RV Server Permit within 45 days of employment. With the ATC's approval of eTIPS On Premise - Louisiana, servers can now earn the required alcohol server training permits in an easy to learn, convenient online format.

    Since the launch of the Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program in 1997, TIPS has trained and permitted thousands of servers in responsible alcohol service in Louisiana. TIPS helps Louisiana licensees comply with jurisdiction-specific liquor laws, and teaches strategies to ensure responsible alcohol service and prevent illegal alcohol sales to underage and/or intoxicated guests. Additionally, this program can help Louisiana alcohol licensees reduce exposure to alcohol liability lawsuits, lower insurance rates, and improved customer satisfaction.

    Louisiana severs of alcohol may now take this course online in just 2 to 3 hours and print our their certification immediately and receive their permanent card by US mail in 7 to 14 days.

  • 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.

  • 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.