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Information current as of Oct. 14, 2014.
Responsible Vendor Program

Revenue, Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

Since its creation in 1997, the Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program has trained and permitted thousands of servers in the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) licenses individuals from all three sections of the RV Program (Providers, Trainers and Servers). The three sections of the RV Program encompass the entire process of becoming a server in Louisiana. RV Providers create training programs to facilitate RV Program education through the use of licensed RV Trainers. By making RV Classes available on a regular basis, these RV Providers have successfully facilitated the education and training for the thousands of bartenders, waitresses, sales clerks and other personnel that have been licensed as RV Servers to sell alcohol and tobacco throughout the state.

Responsible Vendor Servers

According to Louisiana law “any employee of a vendor who is authorized to sell or serve alcoholic beverages or tobacco products in the normal course of his or her employment or deals with customers who purchase or consume alcoholic beverages or tobacco products” must attend an RV Class and obtain an RV Server Permit within 45 days of their hire date. RV Classes are held on a regular basis throughout the state and are provided to individuals for a fee of $25 per person. The classes average 2 ½ - 3 hours and include a test which must be passed in order to receive your Responsible Vendor Server Card. Our website features a list of all of the RV Classes being offered statewide so that you can easily find and schedule an RV Class.

The retail locations at which licensed servers are employed are required to keep employment records on site for inspection by ATC Enforcement Agents. ATC Enforcement Agents also routinely check the compliance of licensed vendors and their servers. Servers found to sell or serve alcohol/tobacco products in violation of Louisiana can be held liable in criminal or civil court depending on the violation. ATC Agents have begun issuing administrative citations directly to RV Servers for violations of Louisiana Title 26 violations. If you have received an administrative violation, Click Here to access the ATC Prosecutor’s Page where you can obtain information about our administrative violation process.

Responsible Vendor Server Resources

For more information please read the Responsible Vendor Program details on the ATC website or contact the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control directly using the information provided below.


Contact Information
Jose Alvarez
( 225 ) 925 - 4041
Jose.Alvarez@la.gov
Locations
Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control
Physical Address
8585 Archives Ave
Suite 220
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 66404
Baton Rouge, LA 70896 - 6404
Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 925 - 4041
Fax Number: ( 225 ) 925 - 6956
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed