Instructor Certification Combo Program: ABC Server Permit and Responsible Vendor

Who Should Take This Course:

  • People who want to teach certification courses to clerks and managers in establishments with either on-premise or off-premise alcohol sales
  • Nonprofit coalitions that teach alcohol awareness courses for community education purposes

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • You must give permission to TopShelf for a TBI background check, conducted at your expense.

TopShelf Certificate of Completion that allows you to:

  • Obtain certification from the TABC to teach classes that certify students for permits OR
  • Teach classes for community education purposes only and do not certify students for licensure

Length of Class: Two days

This combined program includes TABC-certified courses for people who want to either teach certification classes for employees or teach community alcohol awareness courses. You will learn how to:

  • Equip servers, bartenders and managers with the knowledge needed to serve alcohol legally and responsibly
  • Equip clerks and managers with the knowledge needed to sell alcohol legally and responsibly
  • Cover state-specific alcohol laws
  • Use the TopShelf proprietary CODES of carding, a five-step process to help you properly examine an ID

What You’ll Learn:
Learn how to conduct a class from a instructor’s viewpoint and experience a class from a student’s perspective. At the end of the class, you will be able to:

  • Recognize how legal liability affects employees and employers
  • Recognize the employee’s role in alcohol service and public safety
  • Understand alcohol’s effects, including blood alcohol concentration, absorption and elimination
  • Recognize intoxicated individuals
  • Recognize acceptable IDs in your state
  • Accurately check IDs to prevent underage sales
  • Refuse alcohol service and handle difficult situations

Class Information:

  • Requires two days of training with a Master Instructor
  • Includes Instructor Kits, the cost of your certification class, submission of your certification letters to state, city or county board, and program materials

Price: $575

Register for this class: Contact us at for registration information for individuals and nonprofit coalitions.