Phone (503) 740-5509 Toll-Free (877) 740-5509
HERO BG California

TABC Tennessee Alcohol Server Permit Training
Fast and Easy Mobile Friendly
Just $32.50!

Tennessee TABC Approved Server Permit Training for Bartenders, Servers & Managers



Please read the important information below about how to get your RLPS number
before registering for the online training course. The RLPS is a required step.

TABC Tennessee Alcohol Server Permit Certification

Tennessee alcohol server permit

Important Information Please Read

First, applying for your Regulatory Licensing Permit System (RLPS) is required before taking our accredited TABC alcohol server permit class. This RLPS application process is available online at  Once you’ve completed the application process, you’ll be assigned an RLPS number in the format: Example: 21A-NPER-SER-000000.  The RLPS number is your key, which you must provide in the RLPS field when registering for our online TABC course. Please note that the RLPS will charge a fee of $20 for their application process, which is separate from the training course fee.  For a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on the RLPS application, Click Here for the PDF Instructions.

Failing to apply for your RLPS number could delay the TABC’s receipt of your test results and may require you to retake the course. Please note that obtaining an RLPS number is a mandatory requirement for obtaining a server permit in Tennessee, applicable to both new applicants and renewals.

Tennessee law states that anyone required to have a Server Permit must be certified within 61 days of hire. If you are past your 61st day you must stop serving and selling alcohol until you have received your official Tennessee Alcohol Server Permit from the TABC.


1. Register With the Tennessee RLPS

Register with the Tennessee RLPS, pay the state $20 fee to receive your RLPS ID to provide for your TABC Training. We must have this number in order to submit your course completion.

A+ Server Education Exam

2. Purchase and Complete Online Course

Return to our website, register, purchase your Tennessee alcohol server permit training course, and complete your training.

Enroll Now $32.50

Print your Permit

3. Print your Course Completion and License

After you complete the course, we will provide you with a digital certificate and report your course to the TABC within 24-48 hours. The TABC will then email you a notification of your approval and provide you with a digital copy of the official permit.

Our certification program for bartenders, servers and managers in Tennessee exceeds the TABC alcoholic beverage server training requirements, ensuring that businesses can manage risk and maximize rewards by being well-informed about Tennessee’s alcohol laws while serving alcohol. Our certification course is tailored for bartenders, servers, and managers. Often referred to as the TABC Server Permit training, A+ Server Education has been the leading provider of alcohol training for over 20 years. With thousands of individuals and businesses trusting us to help them obtain their alcohol server license, you can be confident in the quality and effectiveness of our program.


99.9% Of The Students Pass The First Time

Our training course has been approved by multiple states. Over 100K students have passed our online course.


Secure Credit Card Transactions

Our website meets all of today’s standards for secure SSL and credit card transactions. We use Stripe for all online credit card transactions.


Proof of Completion After Class

Printable proof of completion you can show your employer that you have completed the online course. You can also log in any time to reprint your certificate if you misplace it. Certificate is good for 5 years.


Mobile Friendly + State-of-the-Art

We have designed this course to work on all devices and screen sizes – smartphones, tablets, desktops & laptops. Our state-of-the-art Learning Management System is easy to use. Log out any time and continue where you left off when you log back in.


Your Time Is Important

This certification is mandatory in the state of Tennessee. This training certification can help reduce liquor liability insurance for the establishment. You can also access the course 24/7/365 and study quickly with quick and easy course units at your own pace.


Bulk Course Purchases

If you are a company that would like to purchase the course for your employees, we offer prepaid coupon codes at a discounted price. Just click on the Bulk Purchases tab on the top of the page for more information.

Oklahoma ABLE Alcohol Training

Why Choose Us

Server education intends to help servers develop the knowledge and skills that support responsible alcohol service. Our online training course covers the following topics:

  • The effects of alcohol on the body and behavior, including the interaction of alcohol with other drugs.
  • Tennesse TABC alcohol sale and service laws, including drunk driving laws.
  • Intervention techniques for dealing with intoxicated and underage customers.
  • Responsible advertising, marketing, and management procedures.

How long does it take to complete the certification course? The average course time is about 3.5 hours, and it’s the fastest way to get your Tennessee Alcohol Server Permit. Save time with our fast and easy online training. Our course also includes a full narration to help you learn as you click here to register.

What Our Customers Say About Us!


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 TABC Tennessee alcohol server permit training course now! It is fast and easy to complete. When you pass the exam, your Certificate of Completion will be available for printing or download. Get the training that you need in a mobile-friendly, easy-to-use format today. If you still have questions about the Tennessee Server Permit or RLPS system check our our Tennessee FAQ page.

pouring drink

Do You Need A TABC Certification To Be A Bartender In Tennessee

In Tennessee, a server permit (or ABC Card, as they are known) is a certification that allows an individual to legally serve and sell alcoholic beverages in the state. The server permit is issued by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) after an individual completes an approved alcohol training program.

In Tennessee, it’s not just a good idea, but a legal requirement for all alcohol servers to obtain a server permit before they can serve alcohol. This includes servers at bars, restaurants, and other establishments that serve alcohol. The server permit, once obtained, is valid for five years and must be renewed before it expires to maintain legal compliance.

The server permit is not just a formality, but a tool to ensure that all alcohol servers in Tennessee are equipped with the necessary knowledge and training to serve alcohol responsibly and safely. The comprehensive training program covers a range of topics, from identifying fake IDs to recognizing signs of intoxication, and understanding the legal responsibilities of alcohol servers.

By requiring all alcohol servers to obtain a server permit, the state of Tennessee aims to reduce the risks and harms associated with excessive alcohol consumption, such as drunk driving, violence, and other alcohol-related accidents.

Tennessee Alcohol Server Permit

How to get a Tennessee Server Permit?

To apply for a server permit from the TABC, you need to follow these steps:

1. Complete the server permit application online by setting up an RLPS account, initiating a new server permit application, uploading the required documentation, and submitting a $20.00 non-refundable application fee. For support on the RLPS System, click here.

2. Completing the alcohol awareness training program is not just a requirement; it’s a crucial step for individuals involved in the direct service of alcohol, wine, or beer. This program, certified by the commission, offers a comprehensive curriculum for alcohol awareness.  The training program, designed to be at least three and one-half (3.5) hours long, is a testament to your commitment to responsible service.

3. For a more detailed understanding of the server permit application process, we encourage you to consult the TABC’s tutorials at These tutorials are designed to provide you with the necessary guidance and support.

Just Some of Our Clients

10 Barrel Brewing Company
Buffalo Wild Wings
Outback Steakhouse
Red Lobster
Red Robin
Olive Garden
Montana Brewers Association

The logos above are used with the permission of the franchises that we have provided services to and belong to those companies.

All Rights are Reserved.

A+ Server Education BBB Business Review