Get Started With Your Online Alcohol Server Certification Course

This online course covers all that is required of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) including basic liquor laws, and ID checking. This course was approved and certified in 2018 by the TABC as a course for anyone 18 years of age or older. This online class will provide you with a two year certificate to mix, serve, and sell alcohol by the drink in the State of Texas.

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The Enrollment Agreement

You must read the Enrollment Agreement and check the box below to agree to the terms and conditions before you can register for the course.

To serve alcohol in Texas:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to receive your TABC certification in Texas. There are no criminal history checks to receive your TABC certification.

Registration Help

Business Hours (expand)

We are available to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Between the hours of 8am – 8pm Monday through Friday you can expect immediate support. At all other times we are available to assist you but staffing is reduced and we will provide support as soon as possible.

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By submitting tuition, you understand, acknowledge and accept that like other Providers of these classes, you will not be refunded your tuition for any reason. This is a service you are purchasing, not a product that can be returned. This class will be available for you to attend for 180 days after date of purchase. We accept all major credit cards through PayPal, the safest and easiest way to submit your tuition.

Why We Need Your Social Security Number (expand)

Your Social Security Number and Date of Birth are required by the TABC and used for reporting your certification to the TABC. The TABC also accepts the following:
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • Alien Registration Number ("A" Number)
  • IV case number from a machine-readable Immigrant Visa (MRIV)

Why We Ask You Security Questions (expand)

The TABC requires each student to validation their identity. At registration, you will be asked simple personal questions that must be answered correctly within 60 seconds at random points during the course to verify you are the same person who registered for the course.


Course Goals (expand)

  • To promote responsible alcohol consumption through responsible alcohol service.
  • To give you the knowledge and skills to prevent alcohol sales to minors and visibly intoxicated persons and avoid
  • third-party liability lawsuits.
  • To help you realize that your actions can reduce the number of intoxicated drivers, deaths, injuries, and other costs
  • resulting from alcohol abuse.
  • To give you practice checking ID and stopping service to visibly intoxicated persons.
  • To help save lives.

Course Objectives (expand)

ATP will have the course available to the student for 180 days after registration and tuition has been submitted for the course. By completing this course, you will learn the following objectives:
  1. Texas Alcohol Server Education law.
  2. Alcohol as a drug and its effects on the body and behavior, especially driving ability.
  3. Drunk driving laws and liquor liability statues.
  4. Texas alcohol sales and service laws.
  5. Effective alcohol server intervention techniques.
  6. Advertising and marketing for safe and responsible alcohol service and consumption.
  7. Effects of alcohol on combination with commonly used legal and illegal drugs.

About the Course and Test (expand)

  • Our course meets the 2 hour minimum TABC standard. You may log in and out as often as you’d like, your progress will be saved by the module you have completed. There are no page timers and the four-module course is self-paced, you may go as slow or as fast as you’d like. After completing the course, you will be directed to take the test. There are 25 multiple choice questions on the test.
  • You must score 70% or higher to pass the test (18 out of the 25 questions answered correctly). If you fail the test, you can retake the test one more time. If you fail your second attempt, you are required to retake the course from the beginning (we don’t charge for retakes) before you can attempt to pass the test two more times. You may continue this process until the test is successfully passed.
    • You **MUST NOT** refer to any written material or have a discussion with another person during the test (except a certified instructor, or interpreter).
    • After successfully completing the course and passing your test, your TABC certificate will be available to print or download.
    • As required by the TABC, within 14 days of your completed course, your information be in the TABC seller-server training database. You can access your certification records at

Student Validation (expand)

At random points throughout the course, you will be asked validation questions from the information provided by you at registration as per the TABC. These questions are to ensure the person taking the course is the same person who agreed to this enrollment.
A correct answer must match the information in your profile and must be entered within 60 seconds. If you fail more than 2 validation questions, the course will be suspended and you must contact ATP.
If you can satisfactorily validate your identity via email, the course shall be reopened and the student shall be allowed to proceed.

Your TABC Certificate (expand)

After successfully passing the test, you will be able to download / print your official TABC certificate in PDF format immediately. Be sure you have Adobe Reader installed on your computer/device. You can quickly download it for free here. If you lose your certificate, need proof of one or need to check the expiration date, go to the TABC’s website here.
  • Click "Certificate Inquiry"
  • Enter your Social Security Number and Date of Birth
  • Download/Print
If may take up to 14 days from the date you submitted your test for your certificate to be available on the TABC’s website. Certificates are not renewable. You will need to enroll and complete your course and test again to receive another TABC certification.

System Requirements (expand)

Desktop or Laptop Computer (mobile devices may be used, all have not been tested however). Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OSX, Linux.
Minimum Internet connection speed: 512kbps
Minimum Screen resolution: 1024 x 768
Browser: Internet Explorer 9 or higher, and current versions of Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. (all browsers tested have performed well, but not all browsers have been tested).
Other requirements: JavaScript must be enabled on your browser.
For questions about technical problems or questions please email us at: Content support personnel are certified instructors and are able to clearly and accurately answer content questions.

Have More Questions?

We are here to help, 24/7. If you have any questions about the course, the test, or any other service we offer, please contact us!
To contact the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Seller Training Division:
PO Box 13127
Austin, TX 78711

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