Hawaii Alcohol Seller-Server Training & Certification
Hawaii alcohol seller-server safety training ensures that sellers and servers of alcohol understand state and local liquor laws and serve alcoholic beverages responsibly. An alcohol seller-server training program can also significantly reduce the risk and liability associated with alcohol service.
Why is Alcohol Seller-Server safety training necessary?
- Alcohol safety seller-server training or certification may be required for employment to sell or serve alcohol in a state or for a business.
- Alcohol responsible beverage service (RBS) training is necessary for position as a bartender since most employers require proper knoweldge and skills of alcohol service prior to employment.
- Establishments that sell and serve alcohol and may require alcohol service training: bars, restaurants, hotels, taverns, night clubs, banquet halls, liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations.
The goals and objectives of the Alcohol Seller-Server safety training program are:
- Train and educate sellers and servers to engage in responsible alcohol service;
- Spot signs of intoxication and utilize various intervention techniques;
- Prevent DUIs and alcohol-related fatalities;
- Stop underage sales and underage drinking;
- Create safer communities and establishments where alcohol is served;
- Educate owners, managers and staff on liability, state laws, and local ordinances regarding alcohol service.
Hawaii Alcohol Seller-Server Requirements
In Hawaii, all Managers, Assistant Managers and Bartenders of liquor establishments (restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, vessels, etc.), and all Managers and Assistant Managers of retail stores - must have alcohol server training.
Hawaii Alcohol Seller-Server Training Info
- Alcohol Seller-Server Training
- State Contact Info
- State Regulations
Hawaii Alcohol Seller-Server Training Course
The alcohol seller-server training course provides the student with the necessary knowledge of laws regarding alcohol service and proven techniques needed to be a responsible seller of alcohol and for providing a safe environment for customers. Specifically, you will learn:
- how to protect yourself and your establishment from liability;
- how alcohol affects your customers;
- how to recognize the effects of alcohol on your customers;
- how to prevent customers from becoming intoxicated;
- how to intervene when you need to refuse a sale to someone;
- how to prevent and deal with disturbances;
- how to accurately check IDs and recognize minors;
- how to prevent second-party sales; and
- how to refuse a sale.
Audience: Employees in establishments that sell and serve alcohol in bars, restaurants, hotels, taverns, night clubs, concessions, banquet halls: bartenders, bar backs, servers and managers.
Credit Hours: 3 hrs
- Lesson 1: Introduction
- Lesson 2: How Alcohol Affects the Body
- Lesson 3: Recognizing Intoxicated Customers
- Lesson 4: Preventing Disturbances
- Lesson 5: Minors and Liability
- Lesson 6: Second-Party Sales
- Lesson 7: How to Refuse a Sale
- Lesson 8: State Laws
End of Course Test & Certificate
At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the learning objectives and content. Upon successfully passing the exam with a minimum of 70%, the learner will be able to download a course certificate.
Hawaii Alcohol Regulatory Agency
The Department of Liquor Control – County of Hawaii is responsible for the enforcement of alcoholic beverages, which applies to all retailers, suppliers, and wholesalers who are licensed to manufacture, sell, serve, transport, or store liquor in the State of Hawaii.
Source: Department of Liquor Control – County of Hawaii
County of Hawaii
Department of Liquor Control
101 Aupuni Street, Suite 230
Hilo, Hawaii 96766
Phone: East Hi: 961-8218 – West Hi: 327-3549
City and County of Honolulu – Honolulu Liquor Commission
Pacific Park Plaza
711 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-5249
Department of Liquor Control – County of Kauai
Lihue Civic Center
4444 Rice Street, Suite 120
Kauai, Hawaii 96766
Department of Liquor Control – County of Maui
2145 Kaohu Street, Room 107
Wailuku, HI 96793
Hawaii - Alcoholic Beverage Statutes, Rules and Regulations
Hawaii has various laws regulating the legal age an individual needs to be to consume, sell, or serve alcoholic beverages and other regulations regarding the sale and service of alcoholic beverages. Within Hawaii, the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages is 21. There are also rules and regulations regarding what is required to become a bartender in Hawaii.
Hawaii Liquor Control - Server Training Videos - These videos were produced in partnership with the: State of Hawai‘i, County of Hawai‘i, City & County of Honolulu, and County of Maui.