Louisiana Responsible Vendor (RV) Bar Card Information
The Louisiana RV BAR Card is required for all alcohol beverage outlet security personnel, as defined by Louisiana law and enforced by the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC).
Our online Louisiana Responsible Vendor Permit Training program has been approved by the Louisiana ATC. Our Training course is broken down into three units with all of the Parish and city laws available before the final exam.
This course and website was designed with multiple devices in mind. All course content is in HTML5 which means it will work on Ipad-Iphone-Android-Desktop and Mac Devices. You do not need Adobe Flash Player and there is no need to download any other browser to take our course. We have tested our course in Firefox, Edge, Chrome, Safari.
Returning Students: Click the User Login link on the top of the page to log back in where you left off.
How to Get Your RV Bar Card in Louisiana
Individuals who wish to serve alcohol in Louisiana must fulfill these requirements within their first 45 days on the job to receive an RV card (Responsible Vendor Server’s Card) or Louisiana Bar Card. Here are the steps to follow:
- Enroll in our ATC-approved online training program.
- Complete the training program.
- Pass the exam.
- Get your RV Card from the Official ATC Website.
Upon completion, the student will be available to print from the official ATC website after 7 days. The RV Bar card is valid for 4 years. If you have any questions please check out our Louisiana FAQ's page or contact us for help.
Why Choose Us
The intent of server education is to help servers develop the knowledge and skills that support responsible alcohol service. By law, classes must cover the following topics:
- The effects of alcohol on the body and behavior, including the interaction of alcohol with other drugs.
- Louisiana's alcohol sale and service laws, including drunk driving laws.
- Intervention techniques for dealing with intoxicated and underage customers.
- Responsible advertising, marketing, and management procedures.
It's the Law!
The state of Louisiana requires any person employed to sell or serve alcoholic beverages to take a Responsible Vendor Training course and get a Responsible Vendor Bar Card within 45 days of hire. Louisiana Server Permits are available for printing seven days after completing the course and taking the exam. Please click here to visit the ATC's Website to print your official RV Bar Card.
Overview of our training
Our program gives people selling and serving alcoholic beverages an overview of alcohol sales, regulations, and techniques for recognizing a minor. Alcohol vendors will better understand how selling alcohol responsibly reduces trouble and improves safety.
Enroll in our A+ Server Education Responsible Vendor Permit BAR Card training course now! It only takes two hours to complete. When you pass the exam, your Certificate of Completion for Louisiana will be available for printing. Get the training that you need in a mobile-friendly, easy-to-use format today.
Providers, Trainers, and Servers
Since it was created in 1997, the Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program has trained and permitted thousands of servers in the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) licenses individuals from all three sections of the Responsible Vendor Permit Program.
Why Are Servers Required To Take An Alcohol Education Class?
According to Louisiana law “any employee of a vendor who is authorized to sell or serve alcoholic beverages or tobacco products in the normal course of his or her employment or deals with customers who purchase or consume alcoholic beverages or tobacco products” must attend an RV Class and obtain an RV Server Permit within 45 days of their hire date. The class is 2 hours long and includes a test that must be passed in order to receive your Responsible Vendor Server Card.
CLICK HERE if you need to print your RV BAR CARD.
CLICK HERE to visit the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control website.
Louisiana Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control
7979 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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