Hey Louisiana! If you serve or sell alcohol in Louisiana State, you are likely already aware of how imperative it is for you to check the ID of every customer in order to verify they are of age before selling or serving them alcohol, but did you know there are specific types of IDs that are considered acceptable for the sale and service of alcohol? In addition, there are also some IDs that are not considered acceptable for alcohol sales and service.
Let’s take a look at what forms of identification are considered acceptable for the sale and service of alcohol in Louisiana State per the Louisiana ATC:
Our AACEA Louisiana course offers a convenient way for you to take your Louisiana Liquor License Test Online and receive a Responsible Vendor permit so you can legally sell and serve alcohol in Louisiana state!
Before you take the course, you may be wondering what your legal responsibilities are as a bartender or alcohol server or seller in Louisiana State.
The two MOST IMPORTANT responsibilities you have are:
- Ensuring customers are not intoxicated before selling or serving them alcohol ANDalso not serving customers alcohol to the point of intoxication.
- Ensuring customers are 21 years of age or older before selling or serving them alcohol
If you have already completed your Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program and received a Louisiana Bar Card, you should have learned about various Louisiana Alcohol Laws including how The Implied Consent Law works in Louisiana State and what it means for people who choose to drink and drive + how it applies to you as someone who works in the hospitality industry. If you’ve forgotten or need a little refresher, we encourage you to continue reading! If you would rather wait to learn about this until you take the Louisiana Responsible Vendor course you are welcome to do that too!
So what is this Implied Consent Law all about? We’ll break it down for you. In Louisiana State, if you are lawfully arrested by a police officer who has reason to believe you have been driving a vehicle, boat, train, etc., while legally intoxicated then you automatically consent to taking a blood, breath, or urine test to determine your BAC. In addition, the police officer who arrests you gets to choose which test you take, and the test has to be taken ASAP from the time you were found driving while intoxicated.
Don't remember consenting to this law? The Implied Consent Law is actually something you agreed to when you applied for a license, and it applies whether you realized you were giving your consent or not... this law is "implied"after all!
New Orleans is famous for numerous cultural wonders, including its alluring architecture, fluffy & mouthwateringly delicious beignets (seriously, those powdered pillowy doughnuts are downright dreamy), scrumptious Cajun and Creole fare, and killer Mardi Gras celebrations.
Considering New Orleans’s booze-swamped Bourbon Street and infamous party scene, it may not come as a surprise that New Orleans has some of its very own special alcohol laws. We have highlighted some of these must-know laws for you below!
What are the legal hours for alcohol sales and service in New Orleans?
Every time of the day, 24/7… yeehaw!
Can I drink alcohol in public in New Orleans?
Yes, but only in the French Quarter
How old do I need to be in New Orleans to drink alcohol?
21The only exceptions to this rule are if alcohol is being consumed for an established religious purpose, if a parent, spouse, or legal guardian purchased the alcohol for their children or spouse, or for medical purposes.
How old do I need to be in New Orleans to enter a bar?
AACEA is happy to provide our Louisiana Responsible Vendor Online Class for Alcohol and Tobacco Sellers and Servers in the state of Louisiana!
If you’ve stumbled upon this page you are likely already aware that it is a requirement to complete an ATC approved Responsible Vendor course within 45 days of being hired as an employee who sells and/or serves alcohol and/or tobacco in Louisiana State in order to receive a Responsible Vendor Permit.
Before you get started, you may be wondering what our Louisiana Responsible Vendor Online Class is all about and what you will be learning. We welcome you to take a look at the below sneak peek if you would like to be mentally prepared before you begin the course!
AACEA Louisiana Responsible Vendor Course Outline – What you will learn:
1) An Overview and History of the Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program
- When the Responsible Vendor Program was enacted
- Who is required to have a Responsible Vendor Permit
- General Responsible Vendor Permit information
- Objectives of Responsible Vendor Program
- Your obligations as a server