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Topic: The Montana Department of Revenues’ Liquor Control Divisions’ mandatory server and sales training programs within the Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Act.

Information to be covered in this module:

  1. Tutorial
  2. Enrollment Agreement.
  3. Who is qualified to provide Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Training.
  4. Who is required to attend training for the Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Act.
  5. The time frame for which training must be completed.
  6. It is illegal to serve alcohol without training within a certain time period.
  7. How to replace a lost, stolen or destroyed proof of training.
  8. Proof of your training must be available for inspection.
  9. Seminar Objectives


Topic: Alcohol and the Hospitality Industry, the problems arising from alcohol consumption and the effects of such.

Information to be covered in this module:

  1. Why do you work in the hospitality business?
  2. What do you expect from working in the hospitality industry?
  3. By controlling the problems with alcohol, you will make more money.
  4. Why do people drink?
  5. What problems do you see happening from alcohol consumption?
  6. Statistics of the problems and the impact they have on society.
  7. The Implied Consent Law
  8. The difference between a DUI and a BAC.
  9. The costs incurred from DUI and BAC
  10. How you as a server can directly impact DUI and BAC


Topic: The liability that you as a server can be accountable for.

Information to be covered in this module:

  1. Dram Shop Lawsuits
  2. The potential legal consequences of over service
  3. What you can be sued for
  4. Consequences for serving an intoxicated individual
  5. Consequences for serving a minor
  6. Who can sue you
  7. Damages you would have to pay
  8. Criminal liability
  9. Strategies for Protecting Yourself and Your Employer from Any Kind of Liability
  10. Using a log book
  11. Alcohol serving policy


Topic: Montana Code Annotated 16-3-301, 16-5-301, 16-6-304 ,16-4-422

  1. 16-3-301. Unlawful purchases, transfers, sales, or deliveries -- presumption of legal age.
  2. 16-6-303 Sale of liquor not purchased form an agency liquor store is forbidden.
  3. 45-5-623. Unlawful transactions with children
  4. Endangering welfare of children:
  5. Legal Sales of Tobacco Products
  6. Minimum age to sell or serve alcoholic beverages
  7. Legal hours of alcohol service.


Topic: Montana State Liquor Laws continued

Information to be covered in this module:

  1. Compliance with laws and rules
  2. Sale of liquor at less than posted price is unlawful.
  3. Refilling of liquor bottles unlawful
  4. Sales, Service, and consumption of alcohol
  5. Where you can Serve, Sell and Store Alcoholic Beverages.
  6. Hours of Service
  7. Promotions
  8. Cost
  9. What you can sell.
  10. Who you can buy from.
  11. Change of Hours, Location, Premises or Ownership
  12. Concession Agreements
  13. Catering
  14. Miscellaneous Questions
  15. Required Signage


Topic: What is alcohol and its physical impact on the body?

Information to be covered in this module:

  1. What is alcohol
  2. Myths about alcohol
  3. How much alcohol is in one drink
  4. How alcohol works in the body once consumed
  5. How do you become sober
  6. What does BAC mean?
  7. How drugs and alcohol can affect a person and the results of such
  8. Alcohol Poisoning


Topic: Observe Listen Evaluate and React/ Guide the guest

Information to be covered in this module:

  1. How to recognize those who are becoming intoxicated
  2. Signs of intoxication
  3. How to deal with an intoxicated Person
  4. How to deny service to an intoxicated person


Topic: Checking ID

Information to be covered in this module:

  1. Importance of not serving Minors
  2. What are acceptable forms of identification?
  3. What is not acceptable for ID?
  4. The most common form of fake ID
  5. Passports
  6. Military ID
  7. Details of the Montana DL /ID Card
  8. The Ten Point Checking System
  9. Things to look for on a suspect ID
  10. Denying service to a minor