• Kim Pouncey knows the law and understands how to make complicated material relevant to servers, retail clerks and managers. Choose TopShelf and get the most out of it for your staff.

    Will Cheek, Attorney at Law

  • Kim Pouncey at TopShelf is absolutely the best alcoholic beverage trainer in Tennessee.

    Will Cheek, Attorney at Law

  • Unlike other programs we have used, everything we need is there. That’s why they call it TopShelf.

    Patrick, Board Member Prevention Alliance of TN and Executive Director, Community Prevention Coalition of Jackson Co.

  • I'm pleased to inform you that I have passed both the exams and I really appreciate you from the bottom of my heart for your help. I will refer your business to all my friends.

    Amin, Liquor store owner

  • I appreciate your integrity across the board. You have made a very difficult time almost enjoyable.

    Chris Brooks, Kroger Director

  • I am not computer literate but using the TopShelf site is actually fun and easy!

    Brenda, Kroger Manager

  • The site is easy to use and it’s kind of exciting and fun! I love the website and the programs. The User Guide is right on point and very helpful.

    Brian, Walmart manager

  • I took your RWV course and loved it. I am going to make all of my employees take it now, even if their permit isn’t expired. I don't want my new employees knowing more than my older employees.

    Joe, Liquor store owner


TopShelf is committed to helping communities reduce illegal alcohol sales and underage drinking. For many years, owner Kim Pouncey has served on policy boards and advisory teams in support of public education and awareness efforts. We also provide consulting time and speaker services to coalitions, alcohol boards and other community groups involved in alcohol safety. Ask us about our giving-back program.

TopShelf offers reduced rates on these classes and compliance tools to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations:

Special Event Servers

Does your organization host events that involve alcohol sales? Anyone checking ID for armbands or serve at special events should be educated on illegal alcohol sales and how to check IDs. TopShelf’s online course Minors: Reducing a Major Liability for Nonprofits provides information on legal responsibility, carding and recognizing signs of intoxication (available in 2017).

Contact us to learn more.

Alcohol Awareness Training

We partner with anti-drug and health coalitions to educate employees and volunteers on alcohol policy and local and state regulations. TopShelf training covers best practices for checking IDs and other strategies to reduce underage drinking and over-serving customers.

Endorsed by the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee, TopShelf training is ideal for community leaders, coalition members and law enforcement personnel.

Contact us for coalition pricing and details.

Compliance Tools for Nonprofits

  • Nonprofits organizations receive reduced rates on ID Checking Guides and TopShelf’s patented ID Coders (currently available in 17 states).
  • Free Manager’s Guide for On- and Off-Premise Sales (includes policy ideas, sample city and county training ordinances). Can be customized with your logo on the back cover.

Contact us for special pricing for nonprofit organizations.