Iowa TIPS Certification - TIPS Training
Responsible alcohol training is not mandated by the state of Iowa. However any person who sells or serves alcoholic beverages in the state of Iowa should take and pass a responsible alcohol course to help protect themselves and their employer from potential legal incidents.
The IA ABD recognizes TIPS as an "expanded approach to responsible beverage server training.
TIPS is accepted state-wide in Iowa.If you are looking to train your staff, please visit our Group Training page!
Who Should Be TIPS Certified?
Anyone who serves alcohol in an Iowa licensed establishment should 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!
- Bar Backs
- 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..
The eTIPS Concessions course addresses concerns specific to stadiums, arenas, festivals and concerts where the alcohol is usually served in plastic cups. These are usually high volume events and course focuses on making quick decisions to prevent intoxicated and underage customers.
Alcohol service laws are governed by: Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division (ABD)
Iowa 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||18 (On Premise)|
|Age to Sell||16*|
|Age to Serve||18 (On Premise)|
|*Age to Sell: 16 for Off Premise retail and to deliver to retailers. 21 to deliver to consumers.
**DUI: "A person shall not sell, dispense, or give to an intoxicated person, or on simulating intoxication, any alcoholic liquor, wine, or beer" (IA Code 123.49 (I). The law does not specify a BAC for determining intoxication in such cases.
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