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Alcohol Server Training Law Non-Regulated
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Approved TIPS Programs Classroom: On Premise, Off Premise, Concessions, and Gaming
Online: eTIPS is valid for certification
Can I become a Certified TIPS Trainer? Yes. Browse upcoming train-the-trainer workshops.
State Agency Ohio Department of Commerce, Liquor Control
Requirements N/A
Certification TIPS Certification is valid for 3 years.
Age to consume 21
Age to pour 19 for beer and wine, 21 for liquor
Age to Sell 18
Age to Serve 19
Notes on Selling or Serving N/A
Dram Shop Liability Laws Yes
Acceptable Forms of ID Ohio law does not require patrons purchasing alcohol to have ID on their person, nor does Ohio law require permit holders to check for ID. However, it is the permit holder's responsibility to ensure that no alcohol is sold to a person under the age of 21. Ohio law does not provide a list of acceptable forms of identification. Ohio Revised Code section 4301.639 (Liquor Control Law) provides an affirmative defense for permit holders who sell alcohol to underage individuals after proving they checked an ID. Permit holders must prove they examined an official state identification card, state driver's license, or U.S. Military identification card. A transaction scan of the driver's or commercial driver's license or identification card that the card holder presented must indicated that the license or card was valid - otherwise, there is no defense. Please refer to the following links for more information: