|Responsible alcohol training required||Mandatory server permit training for servers, bartenders, and managers for on premise establishments|
|Approved AIM to Serve Courses||Responsible Beverage Service Training|
|State application or license required||Yes, must register and pay the required fee with the California department’s electronic certification system. Once complete, you will be issued an ID number.|
|Class Venue||Online class or In Person class is accepted|
|State Agency||Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Dr, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 419-2500
|Certification||Alcohol Certification is valid for 2 years|
|Age to Consume||21|
|Age to Pour||21|
|Age to Sell||21|
|Age to Serve||21 (Note: If incidental to food service, an employee who is at least 18 year old may serve alcohol)|
|Dram shop liability law||No, except when alcohol is served, sold, or otherwise provided to an obviously intoxicateed minor. In such case, the server, seller, or provider may be held liable for damages.|
|Carding Requirements||On-premise establishments do not have mandatory carding policy, however it is against the law to serve anyone under the age of 21.
Off-Premise establishments must card everyone. This includes grocery stores, package stores, and convenience stores. The ID can’t be expired. An exemption is made for those obviously over the age of 50.
|Acceptable Forms of ID||Drivers license
State issued ID
Your ABC card is no longer mailed out. Contact the TABC at 615-741-1602 to obtain a copy by email. You can also login to your RLPS account to print off a copy.
Please login to your RLPS account on rlps.abc.tn.gov. If you do not have an account, please contact the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission at 615-532-1915.
An RLPS number is issued after a server permit application has been submitted and paid for with the TABC. This is the identification number used to submit your grade. Without an RLPS number, your grade can’t be submitted. Temporary RLPS numbers are not valid for submitting grades. (Example: 21TMP-1234)
The TN ABC Server permit class is 3.5 hours
Yes, the course/exam have to retaken every 5 years.
The TN Wine vender/clerk course is 1-2 hours.
The TN designated manger course is 1-2 hours.
The application fee to obtain an RLPS number for a TN ABC Server Permit is $20.
There are 2 steps to obtaining a server permit. 1) Submit and pay for a server permit application with the TABC. 2) Complete the TN ABC Server Permit course/exam. The course/exam can either be done online or in person.
24-48 BUSINESS hours after completing the course/exam. This is provided that the correct RLPS number is submitted at the time of completion.
Yes, it is important to keep a copy of your server permit on you when working for inspections.
No, it takes 24-48 BUSINESS hours for your ABC Server permit to be uploaded into your RLPS account.
Please contact the TABC at 615-741-1602 or 615-532-1915
Yes, please provide your employer with a copy of your server permit for inspections. It is also recommended to keep a copy of your permit on you while working.