TIPS On Premise

TIPS® is a dynamic skill-based training program developed by Health Communications, Inc. (HCI), an internationally recognized expert in alcohol server/seller training, to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking.  The program enhances the fundamental “people skills” of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol, equipping them with the tools and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems in order to effectively intervene and prevent alcohol-related tragedies.  The TIPS® On Premise program is tailored to servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs or other venues where alcohol is served on the premises.  Using a practical, common-sense approach, participants learn strategies for serving and selling alcohol responsibly while maintaining the highest level of customer service.

At the completion of the course, participants will be prepared to take the TIPS® certification exam.  Earning a 70% or higher on the exam will merit a TIPS® certification valid for three years in most states.


Proper alcohol service is a responsibility we all share, and risk management training is essential to providing a positive, proactive and holistic approach to responsible alcohol service.  Protect your customers, your brand, your business and your profits by increasing professional skills, competency and compliance in any setting where alcohol is served on the premises.  The TIPS® program is recognized as an effective risk-reduction program by federal, state and local jurisdictions and meets or exceeds requirements for local regulatory compliance.

Desired Outcomes

Upon course completion, participants will be prepared to:

  • Understand the legal ramifications of serving alcohol, including the role of the state liquor regulatory authority, alcohol service laws and regulations.
  • Differentiate between individuals above and below the legal age to purchase or consume.
  • Differentiate between individuals enjoying themselves and those getting into trouble with alcohol.
  • Handle difficult situations and work with law enforcement in a variety of settings.
  • Prevent alcohol-related problems and handle alcohol-related situations with greater confidence.
  • Establish responsible practices for serving alcohol and earn discounts on liquor liability insurance.

Materials Provided

  • TIPS® On Premise Participant Manual
  • TIPS® Certification Exam, Exam Answer Sheet

Who Should Attend

  • Owners, Directors, Managers, Supervisors
  • Servers, Bartenders, Hosts / Hostesses, Bus Personnel
  • Front-of-House Team Members, Security, Valet

Recommended Schedule

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1p.m. – 5 p.m.


  • Individual enrollment is available for all courses.
  • Minimum capacity: 10 participants for all private classes
  • Maximum capacity: 35 participants


Contact Paster Training, Inc. for a training quote.


Interested in online training? 

Please click on the following link for the TIPS® On Premise Online Certification course.