Alcohol Awareness Training

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§17-1903 –Alcohol Awareness Program

(a) All employees in a supervisory capacity and all bartenders shall:

(1) be certified by an approved alcohol awareness program; and

(2) at minimum one certified person must be present on the licensed premises during the hours in which alcohol may be sold.

(b) Penalty – A license holder who violates this section is subject to:

(1) for a first offense, a $100 fine; and

(2) for each subsequent offense, a fine not exceeding $500 or suspension or revocation of the license or both


Certification must be renewed every four years to remain current.


Temporary licenses are exempt from this mandate.


Failure to have a certified representative may result in license renewal delays, as well as, fines, suspensions or even revocation of your retail alcohol beverage license.


  • TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures)
    Contact: Linda Rittenhouse Meffley
    Phone: 410-398-2770
  • Alcohol Awareness Class for Alcoholic Beverage Licensees
    Contact: John S. Murray
    Phone: 410-553-8927