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Ohio TIPS Certification Online

Responsible alcohol training is not mandated by the state of Ohio. However, many Ohio Insurance companies have made certification mandatory for the bars, restaurants and hotels to purchase liquor liability insurance.

The state of Ohio does not regulate responsible alcohol service programs, but insurance companies statewide recognize TIPS Alcohol Training and offer discounts to bars on their liability insurance for training all their staff.

TIPS On-Premise, Off-Premise and TIPS Gaming online courses are all accepted statewide in Ohio. Sign up below or visit the course of you choice using the "TIPS Online Courses" menu to the upper left for detailed information.

TIPS Alcohol Training Online is accepted statewide for use in Ohio.

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Why Should I Take the TIPS Online Training Course for Ohio?

The TIPS program was first developed in 1982 by Dr. Morris Chafetz, who was the founding director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Since then, it has grown to be the premier training platform for servers, bartenders, bar backs, managers, and others. In TIPS, they learn the skills needed to serve alcohol to guests and customers in a responsible way, and to prevent customer intoxication, underage drinking, and driving under the influence.

Instead of just focusing on the facts, however, TIPS emphasizes people skills as part of its training, showing service professionals how to spot signs of intoxication, deal with guests who may have had too much to drink, and even learn to pick out false forms of identification.

With our online TIPS training, you get all the benefits of the program – and the certification you need to be employed in the service industry – from the convenience of your home at a low cost

Casino - Gaming Course Now Online!

The TIPS Gaming course is now available to Ohio residents in the online format. The timing couldn't be better! Ohio now has four casinos in various stages of completion:

  • Cincinnati - Horeshoe Casino opened March 13th, 2013
  • Cleveland - Horeshoe Casino Ohio's first casino opened March 13th, 2012
  • Columbus - Hollywood Casino opened October 8th, 2012
  • Toledo - Hollywood Casino opened May 29th, 2012

Ohio 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 or legal advice. For more information or clarification, consult the regulatory body for this jurisdiction directly.

Last checked: 09/17/2012

Age to Consume 21
Age to Pour 19
Age to Sell 18
Age to Serve 19
DUI/DWI Limit .08
DUI/DWI Under Age Limit .02
Maximum Alcohol per Drink Not Regulated
Number of Drinks at One Time Not Regulated
Dram Shop Liability Laws Yes
Social Host Liability Laws Yes
Server Training Required by State No
ID Confiscation Allowed No
Recommended Age for Carding 30
Corkage/Merlot Laws Ohio law allows customers to remove wine from a restaurant provided the wine was purchased at the restaurant, the bottle is securely resealed by a restaurant employee, and the bottle is transported in the trunk or other area not normally occupied by people and not accessible by the driver.

Acceptable Forms of ID - Ohio

Ohio law does not require patrons purchasing alcohol to have ID on their person, nor does Ohio law require permit holders to check for ID. However, it is the permit holder's responsibility to ensure that no alcohol is sold to a person under the age of 21.

Ohio law does not provide a list of acceptable forms of identification. Ohio Revised Code section 4301.639 provides a defense for permit holders who sell alcohol to underage individuals after checking an official state of Ohio identification, state of Ohio driver's license, or U.S. military identification card.

The state of Ohio conducts regular sting operations at bars and liquor stores to ensure compliance to the "no alcohol sold to minors" law.

As a rule of thumb, the publishers of this website recommend that servers of alcohol card anyone who appears 30 and younger.

Ohio ID laws last checked and updated 01/11/2013