|Alcohol Server Training Law||Mandatory|
|Approved TIPS Programs||Classroom: On Premise, Off Premise, Gaming, Concessions, and University
Online: On Premise and Off Premise
|Can I become a Certified TIPS Trainer?||Yes. Browse upcoming train-the-trainer workshops. Training supplemental material is required.|
|State Agency||Illinois Liquor Control Commission BASSET|
|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 or eTIPS course, you will receive a dual certification (TIPS and BASSET) For more information about BASSET .|
|Certification||Both your BASSET and TIPS Certification are valid for 3 years.|
|Age to consume||21|
|Age to pour||Set by local ordinance. If no ordinance exists the minimum age is 18.|
|Age to Sell||Set by local ordinance. If no ordinance exists the minimum age is 18.|
|Age to Serve||Set by local ordinance. If no ordinance exists the minimum age is 18. (21 in Jacksonville)|
|Notes on Selling or Serving||Age to Serve and Age to Pour are set by local ordinance. If no ordinance exists the minimum age is 18.|
|Dram Shop Liability Laws||Yes|
|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.
NOTE: Illinois Driver Services will no longer be issuing a permanent Driver's License or ID card when one applies for these. Applicants will be issued a 45-day temporary paper License or ID. This is a valid form of identification, but some establishments may have certain policies as to whether or not they will accept this form of ID. A second form of ID may be required.
Proof that written identification was demanded, shown and reasonably relied upon may be used as a defense in criminal and/or license revocation proceedings unless the identification shown was known by the licensee to be fraudulent when shown.