Developing and implementing effective alcohol regulations is a monumental task. TIPS is trained in all 50 states and over 40 different countries. Through our partnerships with regulators across the nation, we have experience in developing roadmaps that will lead to common-sense regulations that benefit both the community and the businesses you serve.
In addition, TIPS stands out among other alcohol server training programs due to our extensive experience and the additional resources we offer beyond the training. As part of our training support, we offer access to a database of State Alcohol Laws & Regulations. The database contains a state-by-state breakdown of the laws and regulations governing the promotion, sale, and service of alcohol beverages, and highlights any special liability pertaining to specific jurisdictions. View a sample report.
Finally, TIPS is a dynamic skills-based training program designed to prevent alcohol abuse, drunk driving and underage drinking by enhancing the fundamental “people skills” of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. TIPS gives individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and effectively intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies. Each of our TIPS programs is tailored to a specific setting where alcohol is sold, served or consumed.
There are two levels of TIPS certification: trainer and participant. To become a TIPS trainer, an individual must successfully complete a two-day workshop. Trainers certified through the two-day workshop are qualified to instruct all TIPS programs. Participants who successfully complete the two- to five-hour sessions are TIPS-certified for three years. TIPS is a practical, common sense approach to serving, selling and consuming alcohol responsibly in any setting. TIPS training helps people who are drinking from hurting themselves, injuring others or damaging property.
State and Licensee Benefits
The most effective regulations will offer benefits to both the state and to licensees operating within the state.
Statewide implementation of TIPS training offers the following benefits...
Operators are more likely to work to comply with regulations that offer benefits to themselves. TIPS training offers licensees...
Success Depends on Affordability and Availability
The success of rolling out a training program depends on affordability and availability. TIPS is trained in all 50 states, U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and 40 different countries. With TIPS training, your licensees/operators have FOUR options for becoming TIPS certified. Click the links below to review the various methods for obtaining training.
- Click here to request training from a certified TIPS trainer.
In addition to their responsibility to approve program providers, many regulators also offer training themselves by becoming TIPS certified trainers within their jurisdictions. This direct training role allows regulators to ensure a consistent message about the expectations for responsible service and a correct interpretation of the particular laws & regulations in effect for the jurisdiction.
Managing a Statewide Program
First, the state or jurisdiction needs to decide what programs and curriculum they want to recognize. There are many factors to consider when choosing an alcohol server training program.
Second, our regulatory partners tell us that the management of statewide alcohol server/seller training represents a huge administrative burden and that compliance tracking usually falls short. The quality of a state’s data management system can largely determine how successful an alcohol server and seller training program will be. We offer STATE CERTIFICATION MANAGER™ as a compliance tracking tool, regardless of which training program is implemented by the operators in your state.
STATE CERTIFICATION MANAGER™ is a web-based tool that helps states and jurisdictions implement a server/seller training program without incurring the cost of developing and maintaining the infrastructure needed to support it. Our STATE CERTIFICATION MANAGER™ provides the ability to:
All of these features and functions are made available 24/7 through an easy-to-use, secure web-based tool. STATE CERTIFICATION MANAGER™ is a turnkey program. In addition, we have the ability to integrate all of your existing licensee data and create a LICENSEE PROFILE™. Each profile, accessible through the same web-based tool, could contain every data point you have collected and a quick, easy-to-read web page for each establishment. Training program participation, violation/infraction histories, contact information, and license renewal information could all be available at the click of a button.
Finally, Trainers can also call or e-mail our Government Relations Department at any time for more information. Below are some additional resources:
As part of their Certification Manager subscriptions, trainers have access to our Training Management system. These tools allow trainers to advertise their sessions and respond to individuals seeking TIPS training through our referral system.
TIPS Trainer Marketing Kit
TIPS Trainer Referral Program