Montana Alcohol Server Training

Join over 5.5 million TIPS-certified alcohol sellers/servers and get your Montana Alcohol Server Training certification online today!

With over 40 years of experience, TIPS ensures that you receive training on the regulations and guidelines that affect you in your role. TIPS sellers/servers are professionals and create a safer environment where alcohol is served and sold.

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  • On-Premise
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  • Delivery
  • Concessions
  • Gaming
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TIPS Montana Alcohol Seller/Server Training + Food Handler
TIPS B2C Course Type On-Premise
TIPS Montana Alcohol Seller/Server Training + Food Handler
Dynamic & skills-based training. Package includes BOTH trusted programs, exams, and certificates.

This package contains our Montana Alcohol Seller/Server Training bundled with our ANAB-accredited Food Handler Training. Learn state guidelines PLUS effective workplace strategies.

TIPS Montana Alcohol Seller/Server Training
TIPS B2C Course Type Seller
TIPS Montana Alcohol Seller/Server Training
Dynamic & skills-based training. Learn state guidelines PLUS effective workplace strategies.

The ideas presented in this program are the result of considerable research and take into account what servers deal with every day, including server/guest relations and server/management relations.

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 reltaed 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.

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 parks, and festivals. The focus of this program is on assessing patrons in a short period of time to prevent illegal alcohol sales.

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 5-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.

TIPS University
TIPS B2C Course Type University
TIPS University
Strategies and skills for students intervening in alcohol-related situations.

The University program is a 2-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.

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State Agency

Montana Department of Revenue and Liquor Control

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125 N Roberts
3rd Floor
Helena, MT 59604

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866-859-2254
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revenue.mt.gov
Alcohol Server Training Law

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

Approved TIPS Programs

Classroom: On-Premise Online: On-Premise

Requirements

Training is mandatory for anyone who serves or sells alcohol

Length of Certification

TIPS Certification is 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 

As allowed by state and federal labor laws

Acceptable Forms of ID 

Any form of a government-issued ID can be accepted. The most common forms used in Montana:Current state or Canadian driver license or identification card
Current armed service identification card
Valid passport or passport card
Montana tribal identification card
Montana temporary driver license and identification card
Montana probationary driver license.

Notes on Selling or Serving 

Age to serve an open container is 18

Dram Shop Liability Laws Exceptions:

Furnishing a person with an alcoholic beverage is not a cause of, or grounds for finding the furnishing person or entity liable for injury or damage wholly or partly arising from an event involving the person who consumed the beverage unless:

(a) the consumer was under the legal drinking age and the furnishing person knew that the consumer was underage or did not make a reasonable attempt to determine the consumer's age;

(b) the consumer was visibly intoxicated; or

(c) the furnishing person forced or coerced the consumption or told the consumer that the beverage contained no alcohol.

A jury or trier of fact may consider the consumption of an alcoholic beverage in addition to the sale, service, or provision of the alcoholic beverage in determining the cause of injuries or damages inflicted upon another by the consumer.

A civil action may not be brought pursuant to subsection (3) by the consumer or by the consumer's estate, legal guardian, or dependent unless:

(a) the consumer was under the legal age and the furnishing person knew or should have known that the consumer was under age; or

(b) the furnishing person forced or coerced the consumption or told the consumer that the beverage contained no alcohol while knowing that it did contain alcohol.

A civil action may not be commenced under this section against a person who furnished alcohol unless the person bringing the civil action provides notice of an intent to file the action to the person who furnished the alcohol by certified mail within 180 days from the date of sale or service. The civil action must be commenced pursuant to this section within 2 years after the sale or service.

In any civil action brought pursuant to this section, the total liability for non-economic damages may not exceed $250,000.

In any civil action brought pursuant to this section, the total liability for punitive damages may not exceed $250,000.

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WHY CHOOSE TIPS?

Why choose tips 1

Pioneer In Alcohol Saftey

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.


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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.


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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.

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