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Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers
Education and Training Program
in Collaboration with
The Chicago
Police Department Compliance Checking Unit

 

"Training Servers to Serve Responsibly"

The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program is the State of Illinois’
Alcohol seller/server training program.

Under the licensing and regulatory auspices of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, the BASSET Program is designed to encourage sellers/servers of alcoholic beverages to serve responsibly and stay within the law.

 

The goals and objectives off the BASSET Program are:

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1. Train and educate sellers and servers to engage in responsible alcohol service;

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2. Spot signs off intoxication and utilize various intervention techniques;

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3. Prevent DUIs and alcohol--related fatalities;

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4. Stop underage sales and underage drinking;

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5. Create safer communities and establishments where alcohol is served;

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6. Educate owners, managers and staff on dram shop insurance, state laws, and local ordinances regarding alcohol service.

 The Illinois Liquor Control Commission encourages voluntary participation in these programs in Chicago, and there are currently over 200 licensed BASSET providers throughout the State of Illinois. Over 120 employees of 30 establishments have been certified in the Austin Community alone to comply with the laws.