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How To Get an Alcohol Service Certification in Texas

Alcohol Service How to Get an Alcohol Service Certification
Posted - February 21, 2023

Some things aren’t very difficult to find in Texas. (Brisket, Tex-Mex and bluebonnets come to mind.) Other things, like being certified to serve alcohol in Texas, are a little more unclear, unless you know where to look. 

After all, different states have different restrictions when it comes to alcohol service certifications, so the process can vary slightly depending on where you live. In today’s post, we'll cover requirements for the TABC Certification and the steps involved for getting certified to serve alcohol properly in Texas.

What is a TABC Certification?

TABC stands for Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. While Texas law doesn’t require those who sell or serve alcoholic beverages to be TABC certified, your employer may require this as part of your training. TABC certification courses are extremely valuable, however, and can train you in the safe sale and service of alcohol. This not only protects yourself and your company from risks, but is a valuable addition to your resume and vastly improves your alcohol serving safety knowledge. 

Steps for Getting Your Alcohol Service Certification

So, how do you actually get your Texas alcohol service certification? Here’s how the process works at American Course Academy:

  1. Choose a course provider.
  2. Enroll in the TABC certification course and pay the fee.
  3. Complete the course (which takes approximately two hours).
  4. Take the test portion of the course.
  5. Upon passing, immediately download and print your free certificate.
  6. Start serving!

Again, the process may vary if you live in another state, or if you choose another course provider. Once you complete the course, you’ll be better able to identify and prevent sales of alcoholic beverages to minors, intoxicated persons and non-members of a private club.

What About Those Who Serve Alcohol and Food?

If you’re in a role where you serve both food and alcohol, a combination food handler course and TABC certification course might be ideal for you. You can save money when you bundle, plus you’ll be getting the required food handlers card and the valuable TABC certification. In as little as three to four hours, you can be certified in both areas and stand out from the crowd.

Whether you’re looking to get your alcohol service certification or food handling card in Texas, American Course academy is here for you. Enroll in one of our courses today or contact us if you have any questions.

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