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Vermont

Alcohol Server Training Law Mandatory
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State Agency Vermont Department of Liquor Control
Requirements Training is mandatory for anyone involved in the sale or service of alcohol.
Certification Certification is valid for 2 years.
Age to consume It is unlawful to serve, sell, or otherwise provide an alcoholic beverage to anyone under the age of 21. Minors are not allowed to consume alcohol in the presence of their parents or legal guardian under any circumstance, either on or off a licensed premise. Sale, service, or the providing of an alcoholic beverage to a minor may result in civil or criminal penalties, as well as liability under Dram Shop laws (Vt. Statutes, Title 7, Section 501).
Age to pour 18, and must be properly trained.

No person under eighteen years of age shall be permitted to be involved in the preparation, sale or service of alcoholic liquor or to entertain on a paid or voluntary basis within or in connection with the establishment of any licensee holding a first and/or first and third or fourth class license to sell alcoholic liquor (Vermont Department of Liquor Control regulations).
Age to Sell 16
Age to Serve 18, and must be properly trained.

No person under eighteen years of age shall be permitted to be involved in the preparation, sale or service of alcoholic liquor or to entertain on a paid or voluntary basis within or in connection with the establishment of any licensee holding a first and/or first and third or fourth class license to sell alcoholic liquor (Vermont Department of Liquor Control regulations).
Notes on Selling or Serving Training is mandatory for anyone involved in the sale or service of alcohol.
Dram Shop Liability Laws Yes. Action for damages. A spouse, child, guardian, employer or other person who is injured in person, property or means of support by an intoxicated person, or in consequence of the intoxication of any person, shall have a right of action in his or her own name, jointly or severally, against any person or persons who have caused in whole or in part such intoxication by selling or furnishing intoxicating liquor to a minor, or to a person apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor; or to a person after legal serving hours; or to a person whom it would be reasonable to expect would be under the influence of intoxicating liquor as a result of the amount of liquor served by the defendant to that person. Landlord liability. If the intoxicating liquor was sold or furnished to the intoxicated person in a rented building, the owner may be joined as a defendant in the action, and judgment therein may be rendered against the owner, if the owner of the building or in the case of a corporation, its agent, knew or had reason to know that intoxicating liquor was sold or furnished by the tenant to minors as defined in this title; or to persons apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor; or to persons after legal serving hours; or to persons whom it would be reasonable to expect would be under the influence of intoxicating liquor as a result of the amount of liquor served to them by the tenant. It shall be an affirmative defense to an action against an owner that the owner took reasonable steps to prevent the sale of intoxicating liquor under the circumstances described in this subsection or to evict the tenant. In an action brought under this section, evidence of responsible actions taken or not taken is admissible, if otherwise relevant. Responsible actions may include, but are not limited to, instruction of servers as to laws governing the sale of alcoholic beverages, training of servers regarding intervention techniques, admonishment to patrons or guests concerning laws regarding the consumption of intoxicating liquor, and inquiry under the methods provided by law as to the age or degree of intoxication of the persons involved.
Acceptable Forms of ID Valid photo driver's license or non-driver identification card with photo from Vermont or any state or foreign jurisdiction; A valid passport or passport card; or A U.S. military identification card.

If you accept anything else you could be charged criminally and put the liquor license in jeopardy.