Oregon OLCC Alcohol Delivery Driver Training: What You Need to Know for 2024
As the demand for alcohol delivery continues to rise, so does the need for responsible and informed Oregon OLCC alcohol delivery drivers. The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) is implementing new regulations to ensure that alcohol deliveries are conducted safely and legally. Starting January 1, 2024, all companies delivering beer, wine, cider, and pre-made […]
As the demand for alcohol delivery continues to rise, so does the need for responsible and informed Oregon OLCC alcohol delivery drivers. The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) is implementing new regulations to ensure that alcohol deliveries are conducted safely and legally. Starting January 1, 2024, all companies delivering beer, wine, cider, and pre-made cocktails in the state will be required to:
1. Obtain a Third-Party Delivery Facilitator Permit: This permit signifies that the company has met the standards for responsible alcohol delivery.
2. Train their delivery drivers: Drivers must receive training on verifying identification, checking for signs of intoxication, and refusing deliveries to minors or intoxicated persons.
This blog post provides a comprehensive overview of the OLCC's new alcohol delivery driver training requirement, including crucial information for delivery companies and drivers.
Who Needs to Comply with the Oregon OLCC Alcohol Delivery Driver Training Requirement?
Any company that delivers beer, wine, cider, or pre-made cocktails in Oregon must comply with the new training requirement, regardless of whether they deliver directly for a restaurant or brewery or through a third-party platform. This includes:
- Restaurants and breweries with their own delivery services
- Grocery stores and other retailers that offer alcohol delivery
- Third-party delivery platforms like DoorDash and Uber Eats
What Training is Required?
The OLCC has approved A+ Server Education for a designated delivery driver 3rd party training course. Our approved course covers topics such as:
- Verification of identification: Drivers must know how to verify the identity of individuals receiving alcohol deliveries, including checking for valid IDs and confirming age.
- Signs of intoxication: Drivers will need to be trained to identify individuals who are visibly intoxicated and refuse delivery to them.
- Refusing deliveries: Drivers must know how to refuse deliveries safely and professionally if they suspect someone is underage or intoxicated.
- Alcohol laws and regulations: Drivers will need a basic understanding of Oregon's laws and regulations regarding alcohol sales and delivery.
Benefits of Oregon OLCC Alcohol Delivery Driver Training
There are many benefits to the new alcohol delivery driver training requirement, including:
- Increased public safety: Ensuring that delivery drivers are trained to verify identification and refuse deliveries to minors or intoxicated persons helps to reduce underage drinking and drunk driving.
- Improved customer service: Drivers who are knowledgeable about alcohol laws and regulations will be able to provide better service to customers.
- Reduced liability for delivery companies: By complying with the state requirements, delivery companies can reduce their risk of legal liability.
How Can Delivery Drivers Get Trained?
The OLCC has officially approved our delivery driver training program.
Key Dates to Remember:
- January 1, 2024: All companies delivering alcohol in Oregon must have a Third-Party Delivery Facilitator Permit.
- January 1, 2024: All alcohol delivery drivers must have completed an approved training program or OLCC alcohol server education training program.
Resources for Delivery Companies and Drivers:
- OLCC Service Permit & Oregon Alcohol Server Training Education: https://www.oregon.gov/olcc/pages/default.aspx
- OLCC Third-Party Delivery Facilitator Permit Information: https://www.oregon.gov/olcc/lic/pages/direct_shipper_permit.aspx
The new alcohol delivery driver training requirement is essential to ensure responsible and safe alcohol deliveries in Oregon. Requiring delivery companies to train their drivers is helping to prevent underage drinking and intoxication. The OLCC is currently in the process of developing and approving training programs. A+ Server Education's specific delivery driver training program was approved on 01-25-2024. Delivery companies and drivers should take the necessary steps to comply with the new requirements by January 1, 2024. Please visit our OLCC alcohol service permit training page for more information or updates regarding this new rule and regulation.