Join over 5.5 million TIPS-certified alcohol sellers/servers and get your TABC certification online today!

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

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

Approved by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), the ideas presented in the 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 TABC Seller/Server Training + Food Handler
TIPS B2C Course Type Seller
TIPS TABC Seller/Server Training + Food Handler
Dynamic & skills-based training. Package includes BOTH trusted programs, exams, and certificates.

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

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

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)


5806 Mesa Drive
Austin, TX 78731

(512) 206-3294
Alcohol Server Training Law

The state does not require alcohol server training but there may be perks for going through approved alcohol server training.

Approved TIPS Programs

TIPS is approved by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)


Texas has voluntary TABC training. TIPS is a provider of this program.

Length of Certification

TIPS Certification is valid for 2 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 

16 for a wine-only package store; no requirements for off-premise beer only or wine/beer off-premise permits; 21 for all liquor package stores

Acceptable Forms of ID 

Any photo ID issued by a U.S. state or the federal government. U.S. passports are acceptable. Foreign Passports and IDs are not acceptable. It is not required that someone have an identification card on their person in order to be served alcohol. 

Notes on Selling or Serving 

An on-premises retailer who also holds a TABC-issued Food and Beverage Certificate may employ persons under the age of 18 as cashiers and allow these underage cashiers to "ring up" alcoholic beverage sales so long as the person who serves the beverage to the customer is 18 years of age or older. 


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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.