The Course

ServSafe Alcohol® is the practical and comprehensive approach to responsible alcohol service training and certification.

Based on a model of success.

ServSafe Alcohol® is vital, practical and current responsible alcohol service training. It implements the same approach ServSafe® pioneered as the industry’s most recognized food safety training and certification. That makes ServSafe Alcohol a smart training solution for every operation and every classroom.

Real-world expertise makes a real difference.

ServSafe Alcohol was developed with input from experts in the restaurant, legal, regulatory, academic, insurance, medical and law enforcement fields. Together, they determined the tasks that the front-of-the-house needs to know. It’s a holistic approach that helps assure everyone has the training they need to serve alcohol responsibly.

ServSafe Alcohol Product Options

Online Course and Examination

The ServSafe Alcohol® Online Course and Exam puts current and comprehensive responsible alcohol service training program at your fingertips.

Now you can receive complete and essential training at your convenience. This state-of-the-art online alcohol training and exam was developed with input from experts in the foodservice, regulatory, legal, academic, medical and insurance fields.

Course length: Approximately 4 four hours. The course is self-paced with intuitive navigation, allowing users to easily review key concepts. To help prepare users for the certification examination, the course integrates audio and video, role play activities, interactive exercises and includes a practice test. The bookmark feature allows users to easily return to where they left off.

Classroom training and printed exams are also available. Interested in becoming a ServSafe Alcohol Instructor? Learn more.

ServSafe Alcohol™ Online Course

Before taking the ServSafe Alcohol Online Course and Examination, please make sure your computer meets the following technical requirements or use our system check.

Microsoft® Windows®

  • Windows 98 or higher
  • Pentium II processor or higher
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Sound card and speakers enabled
  • Adobe® Reader® (available here)
  • Macromedia® Flash Player 7 or higher (latest version available here)
  • 56K modem with actual connection speed of greater than 40K (high speed access is recommended)


  • The course may not function properly on a Macintosh computer and is not supported at this time. Do not take the course using the Safari browser.
Acquire your Responsible Alcohol Service (RAS) training from a trusted source and industry leader.
ServSafe Alcohol Online Course
Meet the requirements of the law with this highly interactive course that covers:
  • Alcohol Law and Your Responsibility
  • Recognizing and Preventing Intoxication
  • Checking Identification
  • Handling Difficult Situations
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