New York ATAP Online Certification Progam
This certification is not mandatory in the state of New York. Many employers do require this training for anyone who mixes, sells, serves, or manages anyone who mixes, sells, or serves alcohol in the state of New York. This training certification can help reduce liquor liability insurance for the establishment. Our New York Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP) course has been reviewed and approved by the NY State Liquor Authority (NY SLA). Our online training course was developed under the guidelines of the NY SLA rules and meets ATAP requirements.
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This course and website are 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 on Firefox, Edge, Chrome, and Safari.
New York NYSLA approved Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP)
The general rule in New York is that any employee who sells or handles alcoholic beverages must be at least 18 years of age. However, off-premise beer licensees (such as liquor stores, grocery stores or other vendors who sell alcohol for consumption off-site) may employ a person under 18 as a cashier (or to stock or handle deliveries or containers) as long as they are directly supervised and in the presence of a person 18 years old or older.
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.
- How to make communities safer through the responsible sale and service of alcohol.
- An explanation of the three types of liability, criminal, civil and administrative and related penalties.
- Procedures for checking identification and 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 temporary driver license and identification cards.
- Techniques for refusing or denying alcohol sales or service.
- Training for handling difficult situations.
- Methods to prevent sales and service to underage and intoxicated persons.
Why Choose Us
We have over 25 years of experience in 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 15 years of teaching the Alcohol Server Education course and over 150k students have successfully passed our training course.
It's now becoming the norm for NY employers in the restaurant and bar, liquor store, and gaming industries to hire only those who are New York ATAP certified. If your goal is to obtain one of these high paying, tipped positions, then undergoing responsible alcohol service training could very well be vital to your future. The New York State Liquor Authority also takes alcohol training into account for lawsuit liabilities—getting the New York ATAP training could keep you safe should a customer do something they shouldn't.
What Our Clients Say
Overview of our training
Our program gives you the knowledge of selling and serving alcoholic beverages with an overview of alcohol sales, regulations, and techniques for recognizing a minor. Alcohol vendors will have a better understanding of how to sell alcohol responsibly, which reduces trouble and improves safety.
Enroll in our A+ Server Education training course now! Most students complete the training course in about 1-2 hours. When you pass the exam, we will submit your test and provide you with a Certificate of Completion. Our ATAP course is approved for both On and Off-Premise training. This means you can take one training course and get both On and Off-Premise certification. Be certified to work in both On-Premise and Off-Premise locations.
Why Are Servers Asked 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, alcohol certification class must cover the following topics:
- The effects of alcohol on the body and behavior, including the interaction of alcohol with other drugs.
- New York'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 20 question multiple-choice test. Students need a score of 70% 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 as many times as needed until they pass. The course is designed to reinforce the learning process. It is not used to exclude students from the alcohol industry.
A comparison between New York ATAP and TIPS
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) is an online alcohol education and training program for the sale of alcohol. TIPS offers alcohol training in two areas: On-premise and Off-premise.
On-Premise course targets people who are alcohol servers in a bar or restaurant. Off-Premise course is for individuals who are not alcohol servers but participate in the sale of alcohol through liquor or convenience stores. A+ Server Education has gone an extra step to provide one course that is approved for both On-Premise and Off-Premise. Our NY ATAP course is certified for both premises. This means you will save money and time because you will not have to take two training courses to be certified.
TIPS has established itself as an alcohol server training program over the years, but it is generally not popular among bartenders. Experienced bartenders view TIPS as useless help for getting one's feet through the door. Most establishments don't care who you took the training with as long as your certification is valid and is state-approved.
A+ Server Education's online New York Alcohol Training Awareness Program is approved by the New York State's Liquor Authorities (NYSLA) for the ATAP certification.
Choosing between TIPS and A+ Server Education can prove to be complicated. Both companies are highly competent regarding the contents they provide on the education for the serving and selling of alcohol. Both companies hold equal credibility as an approved alcohol training awareness program.
However, when it comes to pricing, A+ Server Education's certification edges out TIPS certification. When compared to the TIPS training program, which costs $40, respectively, A+ Server Education's New York ATAP program costs just $18.99. It provides incredible value considering there is virtually no difference between the authenticity or credibility of both programs. However, the learning contents within these programs will vary. But ultimately, both companies meet or exceed NYSLA's ATAP's approval.
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