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The Responsible Vendor Program (RV) is intended to educate vendors and their employees and customers about selling, serving, and consuming beverage alcohol, tobacco and tobacco products and prevent the misuse, illegal use, and abuse of alcohol.
Any employee of a vendor who is authorized to sell or serve beverage alcohol in the normal course of his or her employment or deals with customers who purchase or consume beverage alcohol must successfully attend and pass a Responsible Vendor training course and obtain a Responsible Vendor Server Permit from an approved Responsible Vendor Provider within 45 days of the first day of employment.
Server permits are valid for a period of four years from the completion of an approved alcohol training course. Every server permit shall expire on the last day of the month, four years after the month that the server successfully completed the alcohol server education course.
To be eligible for a refresher of a server permit, the server shall again attend and successfully pass an alcohol server's education course and examination given by an approved provider. Servers must attend an approved alcohol training course every four years.
You can review a list of responsible vendors or search by zip code online.