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Texas TABC Certification: Texas Driver’s License Security Features

If you serve or sell alcohol in Texas State and check IDs on a regular basis, there is a good chance you will come across a fake ID every so often. One of the best ways to spot a fake ID is to be aware of Texas’s Driver’s License security features, which you can learn more about below!

If you’d like to receive a comprehensive training on TABC Texas Alcohol Serving and Selling Laws, or if you need to receive a TABC Certification for your job, we recommend signing up for a TABC Certification Course.

Now back to those security features!

In Texas State there are currently two styles of 21+ Driver’s Licenses floating around. One was issued before April 2009, and the other was issued after April 2009. The security features on these IDs vary, so we covered both styles below!

Texas Driver’s License Security Features

Licenses Issued Before April 2009

Front of Card Security Features:
• The license number is 8 digits long and is printed in black
• The license holder’s signature overlaps their photo
• There is a two-color bar in the header
• Texas’s capital is printed in the center of the card

Back of Card Security Features:
• There is a barcode on the lower left of the card
• There is a horizontal magnetic stripe
• There are restrictions and endorsements listed
• The Texas Roadside Assistance phone number is listed

Ultraviolet Light Security Features:
• The word “Texas” will glow

Licenses Issued After April 2009

Front of Card Security Features:
• The license number is 8 digits long and is printed in blue
• The license holder’s signature overlaps their photo
• Texas’s capital is printed on the right side of the card
• There are fine lines used in the images and in the background of the card
• Variable rainbow text is used on the date of birth
• The date of birth has raised print

Back of Card Security Features:
• There is a 1D barcode on the top of the card
• There is a 2D barcode on the lower right corner of the card
• There is a horizontal magnetic stripe
• There are restrictions and endorsements listed
• The Texas Roadside Assistance phone number is listed

Ultraviolet Light Security Features:
• The Texas State Seal will reveal itself
• Three stars (gold, silver, and blue in color) will reveal themselves

We hope this information has been helpful and highly recommend checking out a TABC Certification course if you hope to expand your knowledge of Texas’s Alcohol Seller and Server Laws. This training provides an abundance of information regarding Texas Specific Alcohol Server and Seller laws AND earns you a TABC Seller/Server Certificate upon completion.

Cheers, and Happy Training!

OLCC Permit ASE Training: Series - Most Common Oregon Liquor Licenses: Learn About the Off-Premises Sales (O) License

If you currently own or are planning to open up a supermarket, grocery store, or convenience store in Oregon State and intend to sell alcohol at your establishment, you are going to need to apply for and receive an OLCC Liquor License. Specifically, you will need the Off-Premises Sales (O) OLCC Liquor License.

We recommend that anyone who plans to open (or work at) an establishment that sells alcohol to customers in Oregon State complete an OLCC Approved OLCC Permit Alcohol Server Education Course in order to receive comprehensive education regarding Oregon Alcohol Laws and to receive an Oregon Alcohol Seller Server Permit in the process!

Now for some Q&A’s regarding the Off-Premises Sales (O) Oregon Liquor License:

Q: What alcoholic beverages does the Off-Premises Sales (O) Oregon Liquor License allow you to sell at your establishment?

A: Establishments with an Off-Premises Sales Oregon Liquor License are permitted to sell beer, wine, and cider in factory-sealed containers.

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Louisiana Bar Card Training: Checking a Digital Identification – For Louisiana Alcohol Sellers & Servers

Louisiana State now allows customers to use digital IDs to purchase alcoholic beverages in place of physical ID cards. This means that bartenders, waitstaff, and store clerks who sell or serve alcohol and who have a Louisiana Bar Card need to be properly trained on how to check a digital ID before a customer presents one!

If you’re hoping to receive an in-depth training on Louisiana Alcohol Serving and Selling laws and/or need to receive your Louisiana Bar Card, we recommend checking out an ATC approved Louisiana Liquor License Course.

Here is what you need to know about checking digital IDs:

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Title 4 Arizona: Arizona Alcohol Serving Laws – What are Acceptable Forms of ID for Serving and Selling Alcohol?

If you serve or sell alcohol in Arizona as a bartender or waitstaff, or if you manage employees who serve or sell alcohol, it is 100% guaranteed that you will be checking a lot of IDs while on duty! Given this inherent truth, it is important for you to know what styles of identification are considered acceptable for the purpose of alcohol sales and service in the State of Arizona.

Additionally, we recommend completing an Arizona DLLC Approved Title-4 Arizona Liquor Certification in order to receive valuable knowledge regarding Arizona’s alcohol selling and serving laws. Note: It is an AZDLLC requirement that all alcohol servers and sellers complete this training and receive an Arizona Title-4 Certificate in order to legally sell or serve alcohol in Arizona State!

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Washington MAST: Implementing House Policies to Protect Alcohol Servers, Sellers, and Liquor Licensed Establishments

If you’re in the alcohol industry in Washington State (whether you’re an alcohol server, seller, manager, or liquor license holder), you may already be aware of the liability you can be held accountable for if you serve or sell alcohol to a minor or a customer who is apparently intoxicated. One of the best ways you can reduce the likelihood of having legal issues held against you is to implement “house policies” for your co-workers or your employees to follow.

If you would like to receive a comprehensive training on Washington State Alcohol Selling and Serving laws, or if you are an alcohol server and need to receive a MAST Permit so you can work, we recommend checking out a WSLCB approved online MAST Permit Course!

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Texas TABC Training: How to Pass a TABC Alcohol Sting Operation

One of the most important responsibilities of any alcohol server in Texas State is to ensure that minors (those who are under 21 years of age) are not served alcohol. This is to protect yourself and the establishment you work at from liability and to promote public safety.

One way the TABC ensures that liquor licensed establishments are following this law is to conduct Minor Sting Operations, and it is in your best interest as a server, liquor license holder, or a manager, to pass any sting operation that happens at your establishment!

If you would like to receive an in-depth training on TABC Texas Alcohol Serving and Selling Laws, or if you need to receive a TABC Certificate in order to work as an alcohol server, we recommend signing up for a TABC Alcohol Server Training Course to ensure you are properly educated!

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OLCC Alcohol Service Permit: Series - Most Common Oregon Liquor Licenses: Learn About the Winery (WY) License

Are you a wine connoisseur with a dream of opening up your own winery in Oregon State? If so, it’ll be important for you to know which OLCC Liquor License you will need to apply for and receive before you open for business. This will most likely be the Oregon Winery (WY) alcohol license!

We recommend that anyone who plans to open up an establishment that sells or serves alcohol to customers in Oregon State complete an OLCC Approved Oregon Alcohol Service Permit Course in order to receive comprehensive education regarding Oregon Alcohol Laws and to receive an Oregon Alcohol Seller Server Permit in the process.

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Michigan Alcohol Server Training: How to use a Logbook to Protect your Establishment from Liability – For Michigan Alcohol Sellers, Servers, and Liquor License Holders

In Michigan State, it is the responsibility of alcohol servers to ensure that minors or visibly intoxicated individuals (VIPs) are not served alcohol. If you, as a server, fail to adhere to this responsibility then it is very likely that you and the establishment you work at will be held liable for any alcohol related tragedies that may come out of serving alcohol to a minor or VIP.

One of the best ways to become knowledgeable about Michigan State’s alcohol selling and serving laws and to prevent liability is to complete an MLCC approved Michigan Alcohol Server Training Course. In fact, it is a requirement in Michigan State for every establishment to have trained supervisors on duty at all times alcohol is being sold or served!

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Louisiana Responsible Vendor Training: Preventing Drug Related Activities from Occurring at your Establishment

Liquor License holders in Louisiana State are responsible for managing the activities within their establishments and are required to maintain a safe and lawful environment for its patrons. This includes ensuring there are no drug-related transactions or activities happening on the premises at any time. We’ve provided some tips and tricks for effectively managing a drug-free environment at your establishment below!

Additionally, if you’re hoping to become more knowledgeable about Louisiana Alcohol Laws in general or need to complete a Louisiana ATC approved Responsible Vendor training course to receive a Louisiana Bar Card, we recommend checking out a Louisiana Alcohol Server Training Course.

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Florida Liquor Laws: The Different Styles of Alcohol Manufacturer’s Licenses

If you’ve become inspired by the brewery, winery, or distillery movement and have a dream to open up your own alcohol manufacturing facility, you are going to need to apply for and receive one of Florida State’s Alcohol Licenses before you can begin the manufacturing process! There are several styles of alcohol manufacturer’s licenses to choose from, so we put together a list to help you determine which one you will need.

Before we go any further, we would like to note that one of the easiest ways to learn about Florida State alcohol laws is to take a Florida Alcohol Server Training course. This training will prove to be even more valuable if you intend to sell or serve alcohol at your establishment!

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