TIPS Alcohol Training & Certification
TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol.
Our TIPS Alcohol website offers online TIPS alcohol training for both on and off premise needs as well as for those in the casino gaming industry. You may visit the TIPS On-Premise course page if you work in a bar or restaurant, the TIPS Off-Premise course page if you work in a liquor, grocery or convenience store or the TIPS Gaming-course page if you work in a casino, riverboat, cruise ship or gaming establishment. The course pages answer specific questions about the TIPS course in your industry.
Please Be Sure to Click on the Correct Course For Your Establishment!
Our online on-premise version of TIPS Alcohol Certification is valid or accepted for use in bars and restaurants in 30+ states. Arkansas, California, Colorado (not RVP approved), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois Basset Approved, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah Beverage Server, Virginia, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin (Bartenders License) and Wyoming.
Our TIPS Training Course is also approved by the city of Boise, Idaho Chief of Police for the new mandatory Alcohol Server Training in Boise. It is also accepted statewide in Idaho.
Proven effective by third-party studies, TIPS is a skills-based, 100% online responsible alcohol training and certification program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving 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 intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies.
Training conducted through TIPS is implemented through a computer and served over the web. eTIPS Training is self-paced and can be administered at anytime.
At the end of the session, participants complete a multiple-choice exam. Participants who pass the exam receive a certification card, valid for three years in most areas.
In the online version, students may print their temporary certification immediately and receive their permanent certification in the mail within 7 to 14 days. Exams, grades and other relevant information are maintained online for review.
Who Should Be Certified?
Anyone who serves alcohol in a licensed establishment should take this training and receive their certification. TIPS certification is required my many bars and insurance companies.
- Bar Backs
Follow These Easy Steps Below to Enroll and Receive Your Certification
- Enroll in our class by clicking on one of the three "Register for TIPS Online" buttons above.
- Complete the TIPS alcohol certification course online at your own pace.
- Pass the certification exam.
- Print your TIPS certification card as proof of your online certification.
- Receive your permanent certification by US mail in 7 to 10 business days.
Why Should I Be TIPS Certified?
TIPS Alcoholic beverage server training is now mandatory in many states. Servers of alcohol must complete the training within 30 days of commencing employment.
What this means to you as a liquor-serving employee is that you not only receive protection in the event of an alcohol-involved incident, but you will become more hireable by these quality companies since you will already be certified by the top alcohol service program that has over 3 million graduates over the last 20 years.
We know you have a tough schedule and that's why we offer live telephone support to make sure you don't waste time if you’re in need of technical assistance.
Latest TIPS Alcohol Certification News Below
Online eTIPS On-Premise Now Available in Espanol
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 9th, 2014— Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) recently launched eTIPS On Premise – Espanol, an online alcohol server training program for Spanish-speaking hospitality personnel. TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the premier responsible alcohol training program designed to prevent underage drinking, intoxication, and drunk driving...Read More...
Online eTIPS On-Premise Alcohol Training 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...Read More...
Online eTIPS On-Premise Alcohol Training Approved in Washington State
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. Read More...
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. Read More...
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 On-Premise Alcohol 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). Read More...
Online TIPS Alcohol Server Training Approved in the District of Columbia
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS, an online training and certification program for servers and sellers of alcohol, was approved by the District of Columbia's Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA). Read More...
Online TIPS Alcohol Server Training Approved in Rhode Island (RI)
ARLINGTON, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS, an online training and certification program for bartenders and servers of alcohol, was certified by Rhode Island's Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals.Read More...
Online eTIPS Alcohol Beverage Server Training Approved in Utah (UT)
Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS, an online beverage server training and certification program for bartenders and servers of alcohol, was certified by Utah's Department of Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health. Read More...