If you are in Texas, you have probably seen something about TABC certifications. Read on to learn more about what they are and how you can get one.
What Is TABC?
TABC is short for Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. This organization regulates the courses and certification of sellers and servers who work with alcohol. One of the ways they do this is by approving various companies as official schools. When you pass one of their courses, you become TABC certified. This is often required to work at an establishment that sells or serves alcohol.
What Does TABC Certified Mean?
Being TABC certified means that sellers and servers are trained in Texas’ alcohol laws. This certification began as a way to protect sellers and servers. It indicates that you are familiar with the laws and will make you more desirable as an employee for an establishment with a TABC permit.
What Are Its Benefits?
Getting certified an important step towards selling alcohol responsibly. It gives you an understanding of the state laws, so you don’t accidentally violate them and helps you understand the new TABC licenses you may encounter. Plus, some employers require that their staff have a certification before starting work.
How Do You Get a Certification?
The TABC has authorized various schools or training centers around the state of Texas. To get your certification, you need to take a course from one of these approved centers. Often, you can enroll in an online course that culminates in a final exam. Once you pass this exam, you are officially TABC certified. From there, you will receive an email with your certificate and instruction on how to print it so you can provide the document to your employer. The school will also upload your training record into the TABC database.
The TABC is the certifying body in Texas. There are many benefits to servers and sellers who decide to get this certification.