FAQ

Operator FAQs

1. Why do my employees who sell or serve alcohol need to be certified?
2. Who needs to get certified?
3. When does the law take effect?
4. What about new hires after October 1, 2011?
5. How do my employees get certified?
6. How much does it cost?
7. Where can I find a class?
8. Who pays for the certification?
9. As the employer, can I pay for my employee’s certificates if I want to?
10. How long is the certificate good for?
11. My employees got certified already with another course, is it still good?
12. My employee was trained in another state, is it still good?
13. What are the approved programs in Montana?
14. Why should my employees get certified with ServSafe Alcohol?
15. I operate a grocery store, what is my requirement under the new law?
16. How do I get my clerks certified?
17. Why do my grocery clerks take TiPS?
18. How much does TiPS cost?
19. How do I know if my employees have been trained within the last 3 years?
20. Do distributors need to train their employees?
21. Why did the Montana Legislature pass the Responsible Sales and Service Act?
22. How will the State know if my employees are certified to serve or sell alcohol?
23. What happens if my employees are not certified?

 

Employee FAQs

1. Why do I need to be certified?
2. Who needs to get certified?
3. When does the law take effect?
4. What if I’m hired after October 1, 2011?
5. How do I get certified?
6. How much does it cost?
7. Who pays for the certification?
8. Can my employer pay for my certificate?
9. How long is the certificate good for?
10. I’ve already been certified with another course, is it still good?
11. I was trained in another state, is it still good?
12. What are the approved programs in Montana?
13. Why should I get certified with ServSafe Alcohol?
14. How will my employer know I have been trained within the last 3 years?
15. I lost my server card. How do I obtain another copy?
16. Why did the Montana Legislature pass the Responsible Sales and Service Act?
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