Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) certification is a state offered standardized program to provide responsible, educated, updated and informed employees selling or serving alcohol. Though the course is not mandatory but it is required by many businesses while hiring the employees. Employers want their employees to complete the course before the work can begin.
The courses are offered by private companies and institutions but are monitored and certified by the state of Texas. TABC courses are held in technical college and learning centres as well as many classes can also be found online. The online courses help people take their courses online and get certified from their home and hence is probably is the most preferred. Each school sets its own fees for the course and these fees are not regulated by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
TABC certification is an advantage when searching for a job in the alcohol sales and service industry. The commission keeps a record of all the certified people, so that the employers can check which employees are already certified as well as how long the certification is valid. If the certification card is lost, TABC can provide you another copy. This can be achieved by giving your social security number and birth date and having the form mailed or faxed to them.
TABC Certification has no age limit and can be done by anyone and everyone. There are no background checks or any for taking the TABC courses. However these factors could be deciding if you are hired or not. TABC certification is valid for two years. If you change your job in the course of two years your certificate is still valid. Once expired, you are required to take the full training course to obtain the TABC Certification so that you are updated with the laws and regulations that might have changed over the years. There is no renewal process or refresher program offered.
Having TABC certified employees is a benefit to employers because they better know the laws, are well versed in handling any situations and also keeps employers from losing their license due to violations of law.