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.

Windows Requirements:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Internet Explorer 9.0+, Mozilla Firefox 25.0+, Google Chrome 31.0+
  • 4GB RAM

Mac Requirements:

  • Inte Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6+
  • Safari 6.0+, Mozilla Firefox 25.0+, Google Chrome 31.0+
  • 4GB of RAM


  • Apple iOS version 10 or higher
  • Android Version 6 or higher
  • Phones not recommended

Requirements for All Systems:

  • Flash Player 11.1 or higher (only for older browsers)
  • Adobe® Reader®
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher
  • Sound enabled