Certified Alcohol Server Training Programs
As of January 1, 2006, only Certified Alcohol Server Training Programs are considered to be in compliance with RI General Laws 3-7-6.1. Following is a list of alcohol server training programs that have been certified by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. Certification will be in effect until such time as the Department completes a process of recertifying all currently-certified programs (unless revoked).
Programs certified by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (updated May 1, 2013)
- Program: 21Proof Rhode Island
Contact: Jennifer Wall 401-435-1923
East Providence Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force
- Program: (ASAP) Alcohol Servers Awareness Program
Wandalys Santiago or Yinerkis Contreras
- Program: Responsible Alcohol Service
Contact: Jerry Lapierre, 401-766-0888
- Program: ServSafe Alcohol A program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Contact: RI Hospitality Association, 401-223-1120
Boston Bartenders' School, 401-946-8132
Professional School of Bartending 401-831-6446
www.nraef.org or call 1-800-765-2122 x319
- Program: STOP Program (Server Training on Premise)
Contact: Frank Faubert, 401-943-5454
Other Regional and National Programs Certified for Rhode Island
- Program: S.M.A.R.T. Programs (Servers & Managers Alcohol Responsibility Training)
Contact: Elizabeth Trendowski, toll free 1-860-873-2621
- Program: TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures), Health Communications, Inc.
Contact: www.gettips.com, toll free 1-800-GET-TIPS (1-800-438-8477)
- Program: Alcohol Intervention Methods
Contact: Dan Trent, 1-508-756-8542; Rochelle Campbell, 1-508-877-0105
- Program: Alcohol Awareness Training
Contact: Only available only to employees of the Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub
Please visit the BHDDH website at www.bhddh.ri.gov or the Department of Business Regulation's website at www.dbr.state.ri.us for updates to the current list of Certified Alcohol Server Training Programs.
Also, please be aware that RI General Laws require certain individuals to successfully complete an alcohol server training program. If you completed a training program on or before December 31, 2005, your training certificate was recognized as valid for up to three years from the date of certification, but no later than December 31, 2008. Upon renewal of your certification, you must successfully complete a training program provided by one of the above-listed Certified Alcohol Server Training Programs.