Alcohol Awareness Certification

February 23, 2016


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Although many states require all servers of alcohol to attend an Alcohol Awareness Certification course, in New York City it is not yet required by law;however, due to the rise in alcohol related lawsuits. is a generally a requirement by most establishments. Most insurance companies recommend or request it, and in return bar owners receive a break on insurance costs if all servers of alcohol at their establishment have completed a recognized certification program.

TIPS® (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the most recognized and the one that is generally required by most establishments. It is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol.

TIPS is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving. TIPS training is conducted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and in 50 different countries. The New York City TIPS® Alcohol Awareness Program is the New York State’s Liquor Authorities (NYSLA) ATAP approved training program for servers/sellers of alcoholic beverages.

Being TIPS® certified is a positive thing to list on your resume, as it may well provide you an edge over the competition. As previously stated, it is becoming a requirement, and just a matter of time before it is the law, in New York. Either way, its common sense that you take it, even if it’s just for your own protection.

At the New York Bartending School® we provide an on-premise instructor-led course, taught by a NY State Licensed Instructor and TiPS® / ATAP Certified Trainer, as well as a on online eTiPS®, which is FREE for all students enrolled in the ‘Bartender/Mixology Certificate’ course.