TIPs Alcohol Training Programs in Maryland

Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) is an alcohol management program approved by the state of Maryland. The state of Maryland requires that an alcohol licensee have someone associated with the license, i.e., owner, manager, bartender, have training in an acceptable alcohol management program. The purpose of the TIPS program is to teach servers of alcohol acceptable, and helpful, standards for responsible alcohol service. TIPS has a fee, based on “on premise” or “off premise” status.

The TIPS training course is an online program designed to teach participants to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking among the people to whom they sell or serve alcohol. This program addresses concerns specific to restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs, Banquets, Private Parties and other on-premise liquor license holders where alcohol is served by the drink.

The topics covered in the program include:

  • Legal Information Presents the legal responsibilities for servers of alcohol, explains the types of illegal sales, and provides extensive information about checking IDs and documenting incidents.
  • Assess Your Guest: Legal Allows the user to apply the legal information to real-life scenarios through practical application exercises using short video scenes.
  • Alcohol Information Describes how alcohol affects people, signs of intoxication to look for, and relevant information about alcohol that the server can use to serve more responsibly.
  • Assess Your Guest: Alcohol Allows the user to apply the alcohol information to real-life scenarios through practical application exercises using short video scenes.
  • Intervention Information Gives the user numerous guidelines for providing customer-friendly, responsible alcohol service. Frames the server’s role in a three-step, easy-to-follow model.
  • Decide and Implement Allows the user to apply the intervention information to real-life scenarios through practical application exercises using short video scenes.
  • Certification Exam The user earns an TIPS certification by successfully completing the certification exam.

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