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Alcohol Seller/Server On - Premises (SD) New

Course Description

This course provides you with the necessary knowledge and techniques needed to be a responsible seller of alcohol. 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe alcohol use.
  • Recognize the effects of alcohol.
  • Identify the seller’s role in the enhancement of public safety.
  • Discuss the seller’s responsibilities and obligations under the law.
  • Define blood alcohol concentration and how it is calculated.
  • Describe the effects of mixing alcohol with other drugs.
  • Recognize intoxicated individuals.
  • Refuse a sale to someone with little conflict.
  • Prevent disturbances in the establishment and handle difficult situations.
  • Check IDs accurately, and recognize clues for when an individual is using a fake ID.
  • Recognize second – party sales.

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Alcohol Use in the United States
  • Server’s Responsibility and Liability

Lesson 2: How Alcohol Affects the Body

  • The Passage of Alcohol through the Body
  • Alcohol’s Effects on the Brain and Behavior
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
  • Absorption Rate
  • Other Factors in Intoxication
  • Alcohol and Drug Interactions
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects
  • Recognizing Alcohol Poisoning

Lesson 3: Recognizing Intoxicated Customers

  • Observing Customers
  • Communicating with Customers
  • Obvious Behavioral Clues
  • How to Know When to Refuse Service to Someone

Lesson 4: Preventing Disturbances

  • Maintaining a Safe Environment
  • Handling the Intoxicated
  • Handling the Aggressive

Lesson 5: Minors and Liability

  • Checking IDs
  • Recognizing Fake IDs
  • Compliance Checks
  • Forms of Alternative Transportation
  • Incident Log

Lesson 6: How to Refuse a Sale

  • Refusing a Sale
  • Tips for Slowing Down
  • Cutting Someone Off
  • Refusing Sales to Minors
  • Refusing Second – Party Sales

Lesson 7: South Dakota Drinking Laws

  • Age, Alcohol, and South Dakota
  • Laws Regulating Server Training
  • Policies Regarding ID Confiscation
  • Policies Regarding Minors
  • Summary of Liquor Liability Laws
  • Hours of Operatio
  • Happy Hour



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