Texas has a voluntary TABC training. eTIPS is a provider of this program.
TIPS Certification is valid for 2 years.
Age to consume
Age to pour
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
Age to Serve
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.
Dram Shop Liability Laws
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.