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The Florida Responsible Vendor Act requires that employees of responsible alcohol vendors must take a course of instruction dealing with alcoholic beverages and other controlled substances. This alcohol training course helps new and current alcohol servers learn the best practices to keep customers and staff safe while serving alcoholic beverages.

This Responsible Vendor Training Course adheres to the guidelines of Florida Statutes, Title XXXIV, Chapter 561, Sections 701-706. The course is periodically updated to stay current with Florida rules and regulations and to improve quality. Our course is available in English and Spanish.

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what our customers are saying

"The team at Responsible Training has been professional and helpful every step of the way. Getting all of the Managers at our 19 restaurants food safety certified has been a breeze. All of us at Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Houston look forward to working with Responsible Training in the future."

Clay Phillips
Director of Training
Freddy's Frozen Custard

"We've seen a significant positive response from our customers who find Responsible Training's courses enjoyable and user-friendly."

Anthony Spanel
City of Amarillo
Dept. of Environmental Health

"Responsible Training made learning about food safety engaging and practical. Understanding how to control germs and cook safely has been invaluable."

Rick Gauna
Food Safety Educators

"I loved how their exams used everyday language. It made the learning process much more straightforward and less intimidating."

Clay Phillips
Director of Training
Freddy's Frozen Custard

course overview

This course consists of 4 lessons and a final exam. The lessons are:

Lesson 1

Seller-Server Training

Lesson 2

Minors and Alcohol

Lesson 3

Intoxicated People and Alcohol Sales

Lesson 4

Alcohol-to-Go, Delivery, & Other Programs

Florida Responsible Vendor Details

online certification

Our Responsible Vendor Training Program is an online course aimed at allowing you to obtain your Responsible Vendor Certification to work legally in Florida as a server of alcoholic drinks. It is periodically updated to stay current with the Florida Responsible Vendor Act and to improve quality.

how this course works

Each lesson contains detailed information on the topic and fun exercises. Self-paced lessons take less than 15 minutes and have a voice-over option that reads the lesson aloud. There are short 5 minute quizzes after each lesson.

A final exam is offered once all 4 lessons are completed. To get your Florida Responsible Vendor Certificate, you must achieve a 70%.

what you will learn in this course

Upon successful completion of the Florida Responsible Vendor training course, you will understand:

  • The definition of intoxication and the dangers of alcohol poisoning
  • How to spot signs of intoxication and the laws regarding the sale of alcohol to intoxicated persons
  • How to spot minors and the penalties for providing/selling alcohol to minors
  • When to cut off service and how to intervene when an intoxicated person or minor is involved
  • The way that alcohol affects the body
  • What to look for when checking identification and how to spot a fake

Responsible Vendor training meaning

Most workers who serve alcohol either for immediate consumption (e.g., bars, restaurants, tasting rooms, clubs, stadiums, movie theaters, hotels, caterers) or packaged alcohol in stores with 5,000 sf of floor space or less, must have Responsible Vendor training. 

Knowledge of alcohol laws can help protect you against legal repercussions and will better prepared to do your job and serve customers appropriately and safely.

Many different situations can come up while working in an alcohol service role, and you might not have the knowledge needed to deal with those circumstances if you didn’t bother to complete the training process.

how to use The Responsible Vendor Certification

Holding a Florida Responsible Vendor Certification shows your employer that you have passed the minimum requirement of understanding the laws governing the sale of alcohol in the State of Florida.

Employers are required to maintain records of employee training. Providing a copy of your certificate allows your employer to confirm that you have met the state's requirements for Responsible Vendor Training.

All non-managerial employees of Responsible Vendor establishments must receive Responsible Vendor Training within 30 days of employment.

fastest way to get Responsible Vendor Training

If you are trying to fit this training into your busy schedule, we have good news – you won’t need to commit hours and hours of study time to this process.

Work at your own pace and go through each of the four lessons plus the final review and exam as you are ready and have time available. Roughly 20 minutes will be required for each lesson and quiz, and there are four of those to complete, followed by a final review and exam process.

With some time set aside to focus on the task, the training can be completed in a day and you will be finished with your Responsible Vendor Training. 

Learn more about the getting started with online courses from Frequently Asked Questions.

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