Washington Alcohol Seller / Server Certification
Washington Bartender License
Washington has various laws regulating the legal
age an individual needs to be to consume, sell, or serve alcoholic beverages and other regulations regarding the
sale and service of alcoholic beverages. Within Washington, the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages is 21.
There are also rules and regulations regarding what is required to become a bartender in Washington.
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Washington Regulations for Bartenders/Sellers/Servers:
Happy Hour Laws: Washington state law does not allow the following types of promotions:
Two for the price of one,
Buy one, get one free,
Two drinks for a fixed price,
All you can drink, and
Free or complimentary drinks.
A business also may not sell (or offer or advertise to sell) alcohol for a price that is less than the business paid for it. There may be exceptions under certain circumstances, such as when a product is discontinued or seasonal (after the season for the product) or the goods are damaged or have deteriorated.
Dramshop/Liquor Liability: Yes
Acceptable Forms of ID: Valid driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card of any state or province of Canada, or "identicard" issued by the Washington state department of licensing.
Washington Temporary Driver License
A U.S. Military ID (may have an embedded, digital signature in lieu of a visible signature).
An Official Passport
Merchant Marine ID card issued by the United States Coast Guard
A Washington State Tribal Enrollment Card
Related Courses for WA:
Certification in Washington
The Washington Responsible Serving Course for bartenders, sellers, and servers
will go over all the required information for learning to sell and serve alcohol in Washington and provide state-specific
certification, sometimes referred to as a bartender license or alcohol seller/server permit. The Washington course will cover topics such as how to spot someone who has been drinking too much,
How to properly check IDs, and the responsibilities/liabilities of the server. The Washington Responsible Serving
course features interactive learning through audio, videos, and text. Each lesson of the course deals with different
areas that a bartender, seller, or server in Washington needs to be familiar with. At the end of each lesson interactive
flashcards help with retention of the important details, and the lesson quizzes test for knowledge of the area.
Washington regulations are governed by the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
Washington State Liquor Control Board
Phone: (360) 664-1600
Washington Licensee's Certification Card
In Washington, any person attempting to purchase alcohol is required to present proper identification proving they are 21 or older. If you have doubts about the person's age, even if the ID is one of the acceptable forms of ID, you can ask the customer to complete a Licensee Certification card.
Licensee Certification cards must be filled out completely and signed by the person presenting the ID. These cards must also be filed by the close of business the same day the cards are completed. Licensee Certification cards must be available for examination by any law enforcement officer.
A completed Licensee Certification card is a defense if you are charged with serving alcohol to a minor (if the card is filled out correctly and the minor has signed the card) and is evidence that you have acted in good faith to prevent the sale of alcohol to a minor.
Click Here To Download Washington Licensee's Certification Card.
Professional Server Certification / Bartender Certification Training:
Professional Server Certification Corp.
Toll-Free: (800) 432 4192
Fax: (605) 427-2647
Approved for online Mandatory Alcohol Server Training (MAST) by the Washington State Liquor Control Board
Notice: PSCC's Food Safety for Handlers Course is not currently approved in Washington.
The cost of certification in Washington through this online course is $8.99. If you are a bar owner or employer in Washington and would like to get your entire bar
staff certified, the cost is $7.95 per person. (*must purchase at least $79 worth in your first order)
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This course is set up to allow you to advance your knowledge of alcohol service, through easy-to-master lessons.
As you move through the course, you will learn specific and detailed information about how to serve alcohol responsibly
and learn the regulations for bartenders, sellers, and servers in Washington.
How long does the course take?
This course generally takes about 2-3 hours to complete. However, any additional time needed will depend on your personal
study habits. You can take as much time as you need to study the course material and there are no penalties for
retaking the exams.
How can I sign up?
You can enroll in the Responsible Serving of Alcohol Course (Bartender License / Server Permit Course) through
the online form using a credit card and get instant access online. Click the Enroll link to go to the enrollment
Professional Server Certification Corporation (PSCC)
offers original state-of-the-art training courses that integrate audio, multimedia, retention testing, and feedback
for the hospitality industry. PSCC can accommodate individuals or adapt a course for any size organization that
wants to train employees.
PSCC is backed by a professional support staff that can answer your questions personally using our toll free hotline.
All courses are well-designed, simple to use, and can be taken entirely online using any type of Internet connection.
PSCC's Responsible Serving Course provides official certification for alcohol servers and sellers, and possible
insurance discounts for establishments.