The online BASSET training course has been approved in Illinois by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission and fully complies with their requirements. Our BASSET License is #5A-0062851. This course is for servers of alcohol at restaurants, bars, nightclub and special events.
Our BASSET course is approximately 4 hours in length, 100% online, fast, secure and 24 hour support is available if needed. Upon completion of the course, you may print out your BASSET Certification from any computer with a printer.
BASSET training is now mandatory in most of the State of Illinois and will be state-wide by 2018. 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. Please see Cook County statement below.
All servers of alcohol and bouncers who check ID must have their BASSET certification by July 1st, 2015 in order to work in Cook County which includes the City of Chicago. All new hires after July 1st. must have this certification within 120 days of being hired. The following 9 counties were added to the mandatory list as of 07/01/2016: Champaign, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, Will and Winnebago Counties.
State law now mandates BASSET Training and Certification by July 1st, 2017 in these 40 additional counties:
On Premise Course Is For Bars, Restaurants, Hotels — Drinks by the glass. Liquor, Convenience and Grocery Stores MUST take the OFF Premise Course.
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.
Who Should Be BASSET Certified? Anyone who serves alcohol in the State of Illinois should take this training and receive their certification (license).
Follow these easy steps below to take your BASSET alcohol training and receive your BASSET certification.
The BASSET program covers five topic areas in great detail: The physical properties of alcohol, intervention and prevention techniques, how to properly check identification cards and drivers licenses, and lastly, state, local laws regarding alcohol service, and Dram Shop liability.
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) licenses and administers the program. In order to conduct seller/server training courses a BASSET license is required. There are currently 136 BASSET licensees throughout the state. The licensees consist of independent contractors, businesses and law enforcement officers.
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