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Rhode Island TIPS Certification - TIPS Training

Responsibe alcohol training is mandated by the state of Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. Rhode Island liquor code, Regulation 8, Rule 43 states; Persons who sell or serve alcoholic beverages, anyone whose job description entails the checking of identification used in connection with the purchase of alcoholic beverages, and any valet parking working at an establishment that sells or serves alcoholic beverages, must receive alcohol server training from a server training program approved by the Department as set forth herein.

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

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Responsibe alcohol training is mandatory for all servers of alcohol, security staff and valets (at alcohol establishments) in Rhode Island.

TIPS Alcohol Training Online is approved for use in Rhode Island. See Rhode Island's

Mandatory Requirements Rule 43 on Page 23 PDF

The eTIPSprogram addresses concerns specific to restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, and other on-premise liquor license holders and is tailored to apply to regulations unique to Rhode Island. In addition, eTIPS participants are able to assess the needs of their clients from both the legal and alcohol-related standpoint after viewing thought-provoking video clips.

The final section of the course challenges participants by forcing them to apply intervention strategies learned from previous exercises. Participants take a certrtification examination at the conclusion of the course.

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Rhode Island (RI) 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.

Last update: 02/21/2008

Age to Consume 21
Age to Pour 18
Age to Sell 18
Age to Serve 18
DUI/DWI Limit .08
DUI/DWI Under Age Limit .02
Maximum Alcohol per Drink 1.0 to 1.5 oz
Number of Drinks at One Time 1
Dram Shop Liability Laws Yes
Social Host Liability Laws Yes
Server Training Required by State Yes - Effective 04/01/2006
ID Confiscation Allowed Yes
Recommended Age for Carding None