|Alcohol Server Training Law||Mandatory|
|Approved TIPS Programs||Classroom: On Premise and Off Premise
Online: On Premise and Off Premise
|Can I become a Certified TIPS Trainer?||Yes. Browse upcoming train-the-trainer workshops.|
|State Agency||Wisconsin Department of Revenue|
|Requirements||Wisconsin requires servers and sellers of alcohol to be trained.|
|Certification||Certification is valid for 2 years.|
|Age to consume||The legal drinking age in Wisconsin is 21. However, persons under age 21 may possess and consume alcohol beverages if they are with their parents, guardians or spouses of legal drinking age at the discretion of the licensee. The licensed premise may choose to prohibit consumption and possession of alcohol beverages by underage persons.|
|Age to pour||18|
|Age to Sell||18|
|Age to Serve||18|
|Notes on Selling or Serving||Refer to WI Department of Revenue Publication 302 for detailed information.|
|Dram Shop Liability Laws||There is no Dram Shop Liability in WI. Per WI Statute 125.035(2) "A person is immune from civil liability arising out of the act of procuring alcohol beverages for or selling, dispensing or giving away alcohol beverages to another person."
However, you can be held civilly liable in one of the following three situations:
|Acceptable Forms of ID||If a person appears to be underage and is not accompanied by a parent/guardian or spouse, WI law requires that you demand proof of age.
Any valid form of Government ID is acceptable.