Join over 5.5 million TIPS-certified alcohol sellers/servers and get your OR Alcohol Server Education 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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TIPS Oregon On-Premise Alcohol Server Training
TIPS B2C Course Type On-Premise
TIPS Oregon On-Premise Alcohol Server Training
Premium alcohol training for everyone from bartenders to security guards.

The TIPS Oregon On-Premise Alcohol Server Training program is a 5-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.

TIPS B2C Course Type Off-Premise
The TIPS Alcohol Certification. Skills Based & Best Practices Program Only.

Not a State Approved Program 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.

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 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

Oregon Liquor Control Commission


9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Portland, OR 97222

Alcohol Server Training Law

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

Approved TIPS Programs

Classroom: On-Premise Online: TIPS is approved by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).


Training is mandatory for all on-premise employees

Length of Certification

TIPS Certification is valid for 5 years

State Laws & Regulations to be Aware of:

State Laws & Regulations to be Aware of:

Age to Consume


Age to Pour


Dram Shop Liability Laws


Age to Serve


Age to Sell 


Acceptable Forms of ID 

Oregon law accepts only the following forms of identification alone as proof of age:

1. A valid state driver's license with a photo

2. A valid ID card issued by a state with a photo, name, date of birth, and physical description

3. A valid passport you can read and understand, including a US passport card. Authentic passports contain at minimum:

Name, nationality, date of birth, gender, photo, issuing country, passport number, expiration date. For US passports, a signature

4. A valid U.S. military ID card.

NOTE: Mexican and Canadian driver's licenses are no longer an acceptable form of ID to be served/sold alcohol in Oregon.

Beware of mail order ID cards that say "State Resident" or "Personal ID." These cards are made to look like official IDs, but they are not. If you can't tell whether the card was issued officially by a state, don't accept it.

In Oregon, customers without stand-alone ID may prove their age using two pieces of alternative identification in combination with an OLCC Statement of Age card. Businesses are not required to accept this type of ID, and most do not because of the extra work it involves. Check with your manager. The first piece of Alternative ID must be an official ID with the person's name, address, date of birth, signature, and photo or physical description. Examples of descriptive ID are:

A federal employee ID card, a concealed weapons permit, or a college student body card.

The second piece of Alternative ID must further the person's identity. Examples of supportive ID are: a credit card, personalized checks, mail addressed to the person, etc. If you accept an alternative ID, you must complete an OLCC Statement of Age card. This is not an option, it is a legal requirement.

Notes on Selling or Serving 

The holder of an on-premise license may employ persons 18, 19, and 20 years of age who may take orders for, serve and sell alcoholic liquor in any part of the licensed premises when that activity is incidental to the serving of food except in those areas classified by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as being prohibited to the use of minors. However, no person who is 18, 19, or 20 years of age shall be permitted to mix, pour or draw alcoholic liquor except when pouring is done as a service to the patron at the patron’s table or drawing is done in a portion of the premises not prohibited to minors.

A person who is 18, 19, or 20 years of age may enter areas classified by the commission as being prohibited to the use of minors only for the purpose of ordering and picking up alcoholic liquor for service in other parts of the premises. However, the person shall not remain in the areas longer than is necessary to perform those duties.

The commission by rule may permit access to prohibited areas by any minor for nonalcoholic liquor employment purposes as long as the minor does not remain longer than is necessary to perform the duties. (Oregon Revised Statutes 471.482)

Establishments may not sell or serve alcohol to anyone who is visibly intoxicated, whether the customer is driving or not.


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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.

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.