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Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified

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.)

What are people saying about getting a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 20,431 responses

72% said earning their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 20,431 responses

84% said earning their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 20,431 responses

95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified

Why did you decide to earn your Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified?

Based on 20,450 responses

Required for my current job

61%

Make more money

26%

Changing careers

10%

Get an edge over other candidates

12%

Help my career progression

30%

Other

17%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 15,333 responses

Bartender View jobs

34%

Server View jobs

19%

Cashier View jobs

6%

Customer Service Associate / Cashier View jobs

5%

Host/Server View jobs

2%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified?

12,734 people answered

“The cost efficiency and more about the test that would have to be completed.”

May 3, 2021

“That this certificate is a important factor in getting alot if cashier positions.”

April 30, 2021

“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.”

April 29, 2021

“It is required when working in places that contain alcohol.”

April 28, 2021

“The employer sometimes may not cover the fees even if they require it.”

April 27, 2021

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Certified?

14,406 people answered

“To get to a higher position in your job site.”

May 3, 2021

“To be able to take three hours out your day so you can focus and think clearly so will pass the course.”

April 30, 2021

“This is worth every second you spend taking the class. It pays off quickly with the right gig.”

April 29, 2021

“This is easy-peasy. No reason anyone should hesitate to have it.”

April 29, 2021

“To take pride in this certification and to abide by its guidelines.”

April 29, 2021