AACEA Washington: Washington Alcohol Training – What is a MAST Permit & Why Might I Need One?
Several U.S. states require some form of Alcohol Server + Seller Education for anyone and everyone who serves, mixes, or sells alcohol. Washington State officially made this a requirement in 1995 when legislature passed a law requiring that everyone who served alcoholic beverages needed to complete a state certified Mandatory Alcohol Server Training (MAST) course and receive a MAST Permit.
The WSLCB (Washington State Liquor Cannabis Board, formerly known as the Washington State Liquor Control Board), facilitates the MAST program, but private companies (like yours truly) provide the MAST Course and issue MAST Permits to those who need them. Becoming certified as a Washington State MAST Program Provider requires a stamp of approval from the WSLCB which only happens after the WSLCB reviews a course and confirms that it has met each of the MAST Program requirements.
AACEA and The Washington State Liquor Cannabis Board is committed to enabling responsible alcohol selling and serving practices, especially in regard to intoxicated individuals and those who are under 21 years of age. Our MAST program aims to empower you as an alcohol server or seller by providing you with the knowledge you need to carry out your position in a way that ensures responsible alcohol sales and service to your customers AND provides an enjoyable experience for both you and your customers!
If you’re ready to get started with a Washington Alcohol Training MAST course, we welcome you to sign up for our WSLCB certified + ridiculously convenient Online Program whenever and wherever is most convenient for you!