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Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 1st Deadline for Basset Training in Certain Counties

As you may recall P.A. 99-46 (approved in 2015) required alcohol servers and ID checkers in liquor establishments to be Basset-trained. The Act phased in the training requirement by county population. Servers in counties with a population over 200,000 were required to comply with the Act by July 1, 2016. Servers in counties between the population of 30,000 and 200,000 must be in compliance with the Basset training requirement by July 1, 2017. The balance of the state has a July 1, 2018 deadline to implement Basset training.
The State Liquor Commission website has a list of locations where training is provided on a monthly basis.  Other locations may be scheduled for training events from time to time. You can find more information here:

It is incumbent on licensees to make sure their servers and ID-checkers are Basset certified. Failure to do so may result in enforcement action taken against the licensee. New servers have 120 days to complete their Basset training. Servers must renew their training every three years. Licensees will want to obtain a copy of the Basset training card for all of their servers in the event the state or the local commissioners audits the licensee.

Local Liquor Commissioners will want to inform liquor licensees of this training requirement. Municipalities may consider adding the Basset training to their local liquor ordinance.

Post Authored by Steve Mahrt, Ancel Glink


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