This Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program will teach you everything you need to know in order to sell and/or serve alcohol in a safe and legal manner. The program is modeled after the Illinois Liquor Control Act and has been approved by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Please note that this course is designed to instruct sellers and servers of alcohol in a retail setting (on-premise).
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A BASSET CARD- A VALUABLE SIGN OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
Anyone in Illinois who serves alcohol in an on-premise setting, such as a bar, restaurant or hotel, must be knowledgeable in the laws that govern its sale. Knowing what to do in situations that involve the service of alcohol will you give you one less thing to worry about in the busy world of the service industry.
HOW IS A BASSET CARD USED?
Holding a BASSET card shows that you alcohol safety and regulations and have the knowledge needed to serve alcoholic beverages responsibly. You will receive a temporary copy from us that is valid for 30 days. During that 30-day period you will receive your official BASSET card in the mail. ILCC officials or employers can check your certificate status through an online system found at https://www2.illinois.gov/ilcc/Education/SitePages/BASSETCard.aspx.
You may call yourself a "Responsible Training BASSET Program Recipient". You can refer to your "Responsible Training BASSET Card" on your resume.
You may not say or imply that you are "certified," "certificated," "licensed," "registered" or "accredited"
FOR HOW LONG IS THE CERTIFICATE VALID?
Your temporary BASSET Card is valid for 30 days. Your official mailed BASSET card is valid for 3 years. This information will be printed on your certificate and may be checked by using our online verification program. Refresher training is required at least every 3 years.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The goals and objectives of the BASSET Program are to:
- 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 dram shop insurance, state laws, and local ordinances regarding alcohol service.
The BASSET Program consists of four easy to understand lessons, each with a quick quiz so you can be sure you understand the lesson and are prepared for the exam. To be awarded a BASSET Card, you must view all lessons and quizzes, then take 30 question multiple choice exam, which you must pass with 70% to be awarded a certificate.
If you don't pass the final exam the first time, no problem! You may retake both the training course and the exam, or skip the course and retake the exam as many times as you need.
WHAT PRIOR EDUCATION DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
Anyone can sign up for this program. You will need basic internet skills such as locating and logging into websites, then reading and following the instructions found there. We use simple, straightforward language so you can complete the course quickly and confidently.
HOW THIS COURSE WORKS
Each lesson contains detailed information on the topic and fun exercises. The lessons have an optional voice over that will read the lesson out loud. After reviewing lesson materials, a 3-5 question quiz at the end will test what you have learned. Once you’ve completed all four lessons, you can take the final exam. You must score a passing grade of 70% to receive your BASSET card.
The BASSET Program is designed to be completed at your own pace. Most people finish this course in about 4 hours. However, you must complete each lesson before advancing to the next. All training must be completed within 6 months of registering. Each lesson can be reviewed in 15 minutes or less. Quizzes should take 5 minutes each.
WHAT KIND OF COMPUTER DO I NEED?
We recommend the course be done using a standard desktop or laptop. However, depending on the brand and version, you can use a smartphone/ tablet.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE COURSE AND WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
The cost of each course is located in the course catalog. You may pay using all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration is quick and simple. You will enter basic information and be asked to create your own username and password. When you are ready to start your training, log in using the username and password. You will be prompted to go through our introduction page before starting the actual course. Personalized password selection and a secure server ensure that test data and all other personal information remain secure.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Responsible Training’s first consideration is customer satisfaction. If for any reason you request a refund before a certificate is issued, we will be happy to refund you the full amount of the transaction.