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Information current as of May 22, 2013.
Responsible Vendor Program

Revenue, Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

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.


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
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
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed