We asked 20,450 job seekers about their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified. This is what they told us:
- 61% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified
- 72% said earning their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified helped them make more money
- 84% said earning their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified helped them get a job
- 95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified
Are you planning to work in Texas as an alcohol server? Help improve your odds of landing a job by taking a TABC seller/server training—most establishments selling alcoholic beverages in Texas require it for employment and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission strongly recommends TABC courses for servers as well as for sellers.
What is the TABC?
TABC stands for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Among other things, the TABC certifies and regulates courses for seller-server training. This training is also commonly referred to as TABC certification.
What does the TABC certification mean?
TABC certification is the process for sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages in Texas to become trained in the safe sale and service of alcohol. The Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission began certifying alcohol sellers-servers over 20 years ago. An official TABC certification is proof that you have completed an approved TABC certification program and that the TABC recognizes you as a certified seller-server of alcoholic beverages in the State of Texas.
Who can get TABC certification?
Anyone who has a valid social security number, or a worker ID number can apply for, and hold this certification.
How do I get my TABC certification?
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) approves and authorizes training schools to provide TABC certification courses. All courses are approved by the TABC and contain all the necessary information for you to receive your TABC certification. All you have to do is enroll and complete a TABC course and pass the final exam. From the moment you pass the exam, you are TABC certified and you will get an official TABC certificate.
Is TABC certification mandatory?
TABC certification is not mandatory in the state of Texas. The TABC strongly suggests that Licensees require TABC training for their employees. Most employers in Texas require TABC certification. TABC certification must be provided by an approved school.
How long is it valid for?
TABC certification is valid for two years from the date of course completion. You can renew your certification every two years by taking a TABC course and passing the exam again. You do not have to wait for your TABC certification to expire before renewing your TABC.
(Source: 360training.com. Last updated December 2019.)
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“The cost efficiency and more about the test that would have to be completed.”
“That this certificate is a important factor in getting alot if cashier positions.”
“This is the only thing required to be a bartender. Bartending school is not required, and not recommended. On the job training is the way to go.”
“It is required when working in places that contain alcohol.”
“The employer sometimes may not cover the fees even if they require it.”
“To get to a higher position in your job site.”
“To be able to take three hours out your day so you can focus and think clearly so will pass the course.”
“This is worth every second you spend taking the class. It pays off quickly with the right gig.”
“This is easy-peasy. No reason anyone should hesitate to have it.”
“To take pride in this certification and to abide by its guidelines.”