RHODE ISLAND GOVERNMENT REGISTER PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
An amendment to R.I. Gen. Laws § 3-7-6.1 in the 2017 legislative session transferred the certification of Alcohol Server Training Programs from BHDDH to the Department of Business Regulation. As a result, BHDDH is repealing its "Rules and Regulations for the Certifications of Alcohol Server Training Programs." The Department of Business Regulation has simultaneously noticed amendments to its Liquor Control Administration Regulation (formerly Commercial Licensing Regulation 8) 230-RICR-30-10-1, which contain its version of the Certification of Alcohol Server Training Programs rules and regulations.
Please see the Public Notice here.
Responsible Alcohol Service
Rhode Island General Law 3-7-6.1 requires all persons who sell or serve alcoholic beverages; anyone serving in a supervisory capacity over those who sell or serve alcoholic beverages; anyone whose job description entails the checking of identification for the purchase of alcoholic beverages; and valet parking staff to complete an alcohol serving training program approved by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (Certified Alcohol Server Training Programs). Individual certification is valid for a period of three (3) years unless revoked.
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 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 remain 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 August 11, 2017)
Other Regional and National Programs Certified for Rhode Island
Application for Alcohol Server Training