Responsible Beverage Seller/Server Training

HealthySV coordinates state-certified Responsible Beverage Seller/Server (RBS) Trainings each year for both off-premise and on-premise liquor licensees in the Sebasticook Valley region. This 4 ½ hour training is designed to provide management, clerks, and wait staff with a comprehensive overview of Maine liquor laws with an emphasis on underage and high risk drinkers.

Training Includes:

  • Identification of minors and very intoxicated persons (VIPs)
  • Intervention to prevent excessive consumption
  • Intervention to prevent a VIP patron from driving
  • How alcohol is ingested and metabolized by the body
  • What alcoholism is and how alcohol affects the body
  • False ID detection and carding policy
  • The importance of good written policies
  • The Liquor Liability Act

Those who successfully complete the RBS training will be registered with the Maine Department of Public Safety, Liquor Licensing and will receive a certificate of completion valid for five years.

When applied, training has been proven to be an effective tool to prevent costly violations, reduce liquor liability insurance (check with your insurance provider), and instill more confidence in your alcohol servers.

Contact HealthySV to find out when the next RBS training is scheduled and to register.