Montana Alcohol Server Education Course

This certification is required for anyone who mixes, sells, servers, or manages anyone who mixes, sells or serves alcohol in the state of Montana.

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Why you need your Montana Alcohol Permit

The State of Montana requires that anyone that sells, serves or mixes alcohol complete an alcohol server education course like this one with in 60 days of hire. The certificate of completion is available for immediate download after you pass the final test. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

Below are some of the topics we cover in our training course.

  • Effects of alcohol on the body, including behavioral cues and absorption rate factors.
  • Standard drink sizes and equivalency.
  • Methods to identify underage or intoxicated persons.
  • Strategies used by underage persons to obtain alcohol from on and off premise locations.
  • Actions that can be taken to prevent an alcohol-related incident from occurring.
  • Maintenance of documentation that may affect liability, including an incident log and/or house policies.
  • An explanation of the three types of liability, criminal, civil and administrative and related penalties. (Ref: Dram Shop Law 27-1- 710 MCA, 16-3- 301(4)(a) and (4)(b) MCA, ARM 42.13.101)
  • Explain “reasonable effort” as ‘any action taken by a licensee or their employee to prevent an alcohol related incident from occurring’.
  • Procedures for checking identification and the acceptable forms of identification. This information must include a graphic of each type of acceptable form of identification. These include the following: current state or Canadian driver license or identification card current armed service identification, card valid passport or passport card, valid Montana temporary driver license and identification cards, valid Montana probationary driver license, Montana tribal identifications.
  • Training for handling difficult situations.
  • Methods to prevent sales and service to underage and intoxicated persons.
  • Techniques for refusing or denying alcohol sales or service.

Why Choose Us

We have over 25 years of experience of Restaurant and Bar business as an owner and manager. We also have the knowledge and expertise on how to deal with tough situations. We also understand what you have had to deal with or will have to deal with when serving and selling alcohol. With over 12 years of teaching the Alcohol Server Education course and over 75k students successfully passed our training course.

2015 Alcohol Related Accidents

224 Fatal crashes occured in Montana in 2015

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2016 Alcohol Related Accidents

192 Fatal crashes occured in Montana in 2016

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Study at your own pace with quick and easy course units. Save time and gas. The course is available 24/7. Take it on your own time. Take it with any online connected device.

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Why Are Servers Required To Take An Alcohol Education Class?

The intent of server education is to help you 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.

  • Montana's alcohol sale and service laws, including DUI laws.

  • Intervention techniques for dealing with intoxicated and underage customers.

  • Responsible advertising, marketing and management procedures.

At the end of the course the student must take a 40 question multiple-choice test. Students need a score of 80% or better to pass. More than 99% of the students pass the test the first time they take it. Students who fail may retake the exam two times before they have to retake the course. The course is designed to reinforce the learning process. It is not used to exlude students from the alcohol industry.

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