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The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program is the state of Illinois' seller/server training program.
The program is an educational and training tool to sellers/servers of alcoholic beverages to serve responsibly and stay within the law.
The BASSET Certification Program serves as a preventive measure to discourage over consumption and keep drunk drivers off the roads.
BASSET training has now been made mandatory in the State of Illinois on a county by county roll-out schedule. Cook county is now mandatory and 9 major counties with populations over 200,000 will be mandatory by next July 1st. In addition, some municipalities in the State of Illinois do require BASSET training due to local law. You are advised to check your local ordinances to see if it is required that in order to be employed at a liquor establishment, you must attend BASSET training.
Our Basset certification course has been approved statewide in Illinois.
Many businesses voluntarily send their staff to get trained to equip them with the skills necessary to prevent any alcohol-related mishaps.
The ILCC encourages voluntary participation in seller/server training courses. BASSET training can also reduce an establishments' liquor liability insurance.
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 hire-able by these quality companies since you will already be certified by a program that is approved through the Illinois Liquor Control Commission Basset program.
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State law made Cook County the first mandatory county in Illinois for BASSET Certification. As of July 1st, 2015, all servers of alcohol and bouncers who check ID must now have their BASSET Certification in order to work in Cook County which includes the City of Chicago. As of July 1st 2016 these 9 counties became mandatory; Champaign, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, Will and Winnebago Counties.
All new hires after July 1st. must have this certification within 120 days of being hired. The entire state of Illinois will have mandatory certification by July 1st, 2018.
State law now mandates BASSET Training and Certification by July 1st, 2017 in these 40 additional counties:
(Visit the State of Illinois website to view the official list of mandatory counties)
Our BASSET course is approved by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.