ILLINOIS BASSET ALCOHOL SERVER & SELLER TRAINING

Join over 5.5 million Illinois BASSET-certified alcohol sellers/servers and obtain your certification online today! 

With decades of expertise, our BASSET training in Illinois ensures you receive comprehensive instruction on the regulations and guidelines for your role. BASSET-certified sellers/servers are professionals committed to fostering a safer environment for alcohol service and sales.

  • Print Your Certification Instantly
  • Most Trusted Alcohol Training for 40+ Years
  • Illinois-Approved BASSET Training

Enroll Now Bulk Purchase

What's State Approved?

ABOUT REGULATED TRAINING

This state regulates alcohol training for the sale and service of alcohol or requires state-approved training for certain roles. Please review the regulatory guide at the bottom of the page to ensure you are completing the correct course for your role.

STATE-APPROVED ALCOHOL COURSES

ABOUT REGULATED TRAINING

This state regulates alcohol training for the sale and service of alcohol or requires state-approved training for certain roles. Please review the regulatory guide at the bottom of the page to ensure you are completing the correct course for your role.

The courses below MEET state alcohol Seller/Server training requirements.

TIPS Illinois BASSET On-Premise Alcohol Server Training
TIPS B2C Course Type On-Premise
TIPS Illinois BASSET On-Premise Alcohol Server Training
Premium alcohol training for everyone from bartenders to security guards.
The On-Premise program, our PREMIER offering, is a 4-hour program designed for servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, in-store.....[Read More]

TIPS Illinois BASSET On-Premise Alcohol Server Training

The On-Premise program, our PREMIER offering, is a 4-hour program designed for servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, in-store tastings, or other establishments where alcohol is consumed on the premises. Employees learn strategies that ensure responsible alcohol service, promote professionalism, and enhance customer service skills.

Learn More
Quantity - 1 +
29.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS Illinois BASSET On-Premise Alcohol Server Training + Food Handler
TIPS B2C Course Type Package
TIPS Illinois BASSET On-Premise Alcohol Server Training + Food Handler
Dynamic & skills-based training. Package includes BOTH trusted programs, exams, and certificates.
This package contains our lllinois BASSET On-Premise Alcohol Server Training bundled with our ANAB-accredited Food Handler Training. Learn.....[Read More]

TIPS Illinois BASSET On-Premise Alcohol Server Training + Food Handler

This package contains our lllinois BASSET On-Premise Alcohol Server Training bundled with our ANAB-accredited Food Handler Training. Learn state guidelines PLUS effective workplace strategies.

Learn More
Quantity - 1 +
47.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS Illinois BASSET Off-Premise Alcohol Seller Training
TIPS B2C Course Type Off-Premise
TIPS Illinois BASSET Off-Premise Alcohol Seller Training
Balance excellent customer service while ensuring legal alcohol sales.
The Off-Premise program is a 3-hour program addressing the sale of alcohol at grocery stores, liquor stores, convenience.....[Read More]

TIPS Illinois BASSET Off-Premise Alcohol Seller Training

The Off-Premise program is a 3-hour program addressing the sale of alcohol at grocery stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, and package stores. Clerks learn strategies for preventing illegal alcohol sales to underage and/or intoxicated patrons.

Learn More
Quantity - 1 +
29.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
Loading...
What are Educational courses?

ABOUT EDUCATIONAL COURSES

Completing these courses will not meet the state certification requirements. Although this state does not regulate these specialized TIPS courses, an employer may require one of these courses for certain positions or to qualify for an insurance discount.

If suitable for your role, we recommend enrolling in a state-approved On-Premise, Off-Premise, or Seller/Server course above to obtain BOTH the TIPS certification and the state-specific designation (permit, certification, approval).

EDUCATIONAL ALCOHOL TRAINING COURSES

ABOUT EDUCATIONAL COURSES

Completing these courses will not meet the state certification requirements. Although this state does not regulate these specialized TIPS courses, an employer may require one of these courses for certain positions or to qualify for an insurance discount.

If suitable for your role, we recommend enrolling in a state-approved On-Premise, Off-Premise, or Seller/Server course above to obtain BOTH the TIPS certification and the state-specific designation (permit, certification, approval).

The courses below offer TIPS scenario-based training but do not fulfill state alcohol training requirements.

Capacitación premium sobre el alcohol dentro del local
TIPS B2C Course Type On-Premise
Capacitación premium sobre el alcohol dentro del local
Dinámico y basado en habilidades. Incluye curso, 2 intentos de examen y certificado.
TIPS Dentro del Local está diseñado específicamente para personas que sirven alcohol en un restaurante, bar, ambiente social.....[Read More]

Capacitación premium sobre el alcohol dentro del local

TIPS Dentro del Local está diseñado específicamente para personas que sirven alcohol en un restaurante, bar, ambiente social o de hospitalidad. Las ideas presentadas en el programa son el resultado de una investigación considerable y tienen en cuenta lo que los meseros enfrentan todos los días, incluidas las demandas del trabajo, las relaciones mesero/invitado y las relaciones mesero/administración. 

Learn More
Quantity - 1 +
38.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS Off-Premise & Alcohol Delivery Training
TIPS B2C Course Type Delivery
TIPS Off-Premise & Alcohol Delivery Training
Avoid problems when alcohol is sold "to go" or for delivery.
The Off-Premise and Delivery program is a 3-hour program addressing issues related to off premise sales PLUS any.....[Read More]

TIPS Off-Premise & Alcohol Delivery Training

The Off-Premise and Delivery program is a 3-hour program addressing issues related to off premise sales PLUS any establishment that offers delivery or takeout services. Sellers and delivery personnel learn strategies for preventing illegal alcohol sales or delivery to underage and/or intoxicated patrons.

Learn More
Quantity - 1 +
38.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS Concessions Alcohol Training
TIPS B2C Course Type Concessions
TIPS Concessions Alcohol Training
"Make the right call" to reduce the risk of alcohol-related incidents at public or private events.
The Concessions program is a 3-hour program for environments such as stadiums, arenas, theaters, concert halls, fairs, amusement.....[Read More]

TIPS Concessions Alcohol Training

The Concessions program is a 3-hour program for environments such as stadiums, arenas, theaters, concert halls, fairs, amusement parks, and festivals. The focus of this program is on assessing patrons in a short period of time to prevent illegal alcohol sales.

Learn More
Quantity - 1 +
38.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS Gaming Alcohol Training
TIPS B2C Course Type Gaming
TIPS Gaming Alcohol Training
Exclusively designed for those who sell alcohol in a gaming environment.
The Gaming program is a 3-hour program used by casinos, riverboats, and gambling halls. This program focuses on.....[Read More]

TIPS Gaming Alcohol Training

The Gaming program is a 3-hour program used by casinos, riverboats, and gambling halls. This program focuses on the issues presented by guests receiving complimentary cocktails while gambling as well as guests staying on property.

Learn More
Quantity - 1 +
38.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS University
TIPS B2C Course Type University
TIPS University
Strategies and skills for students intervening in alcohol-related situations.
The University program is a 3-hour program tailored for students at universities and colleges. This program gives students.....[Read More]

TIPS University

The University program is a 3-hour program tailored for students at universities and colleges. This program gives students the skills they need to intervene with their peers in social situations to prevent alcohol-related incidents.

Learn More
Quantity - 1 +
38.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
Loading...
Not interested in online learning?

Find classroom courses near you.

Find Classrooms

State Agency

State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission - BASSET Program

icon-address

100 W. Randolph Ste. 7-801
Chicago, IL 60601

icon-web
illinois.gov/ilcc/Education/Pages/BASSET
Alcohol Server Training Law

Mandatory
The state requires approved alcohol server/seller training in some capacity

Approved TIPS Programs

Classroom: On-Premise, Off-Premise, Gaming, Concessions, and University Online: TIPS is an approved Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) BASSET program

Requirements

Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) is the State of Illinois' mandatory responsible beverage seller/server program. TIPS is an approved BASSET training provider. By successfully completing a TIPS course, you will receive dual certification (TIPS and BASSET)

Length of Certification

Both your BASSET and TIPS Certification are valid for 3 years

State Laws & Regulations to be Aware of:

State Laws & Regulations to be Aware of:

Age to Consume

21

Age to Pour

18

Dram Shop Liability Laws

Yes

Age to Serve

18

Age to Sell

Set by local ordinance. If no ordinance exists the minimum age is 18.

Acceptable Forms of ID 

Adequate proof of age and identity of an individual in Illinois is a document issued by a federal, state, county or municipal government including, but not limited to, a driver’s license, selective service card, or an Armed Services identification card.

Notes on Selling or Serving 

Age to Serve is set by local ordinance. If no ordinance exists the minimum age is 18. (21 in Jacksonville)
Age to Pour is set by local ordinance. If no ordinance exists the minimum age is 18.

FAQs ABOUT ILLINOIS

What is an Illinois Basset certification?


Is Basset certification required in Illinois?


How long does Illinois Basset take?


How long does basset certification last?


TIPS_B2C_Trainer-Page_History-v3

NEED TRAINING FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES?

SEE SOLUTIONS

WHY CHOOSE TIPS?

Why choose tips 1

Pioneer In Alcohol Safety

Originally introduced in 1982, TIPS On-Premise was developed by professionals in the fields of alcohol abuse, adult education, hospitality, and psychology as a tool to teach servers and bartenders to prevent alcohol abuse among customers. This radical strategy to teach servers and bartenders standard practices for the service of alcohol and how to look for signs of intoxication became the industry standard.

Very soon, TIPS met industry requests for programs tailored to other environments with specific scenes and strategies for those industries. Today, TIPS offers courses specific to On-Premise, Off-Premise, Delivery, Gaming, Concessions, and University.

Whether required by law in your state or not, alcohol server and seller training helps you identify and prevent alcoholic beverages from getting in the hands of minors or intoxicated persons. TIPS is trusted to provide training that goes deeper into situations than just covering regulations or BAC. TIPS develops your "people skills" for handling specific situations and maintain a safe environment.


Why choose tips 2

Robust Training Experience

TIPS is more than any general alcohol safety training available. It's an immersive training experience.

TIPS online courses have an outstanding quality of content, easy-to-understand modules, and helpful reinforcement quizzes. TIPS is designed to empower individuals to use their people skills to positively influence their guests' drinking behavior and to help individuals feel confident to intervene in situations that might be uncomfortable or a safety risk.

All of this to make learning and retaining knowledge about safely selling and serving alcohol as relatable as possible.


Why choose tips 3

The TIPS Advantage

Not only will you learn skills for handing situations, you'll become better at your job and in turn be a more attractive candidate. PLUS TIPS offers you protections:

  • The insurance industry discounts liquor liability premiums up to 25% for TIPS-certified clients.
  • Courts recognize TIPS as the standard for server training programs.
  • Liquor boards mitigate fines and penalties for violators who incorporate TIPS training at their establishments.
  • And hotels, restaurants, and bars across the country reap the benefits of more professional wait staff and more satisfied customers.

NEED TO REDEEM YOUR PASSPORT?

REDEEM HERE