Tennessee ABC Server Permit & TIPS Certification
Both Certifications in One Class for one Low Price!
The State of Tennessee requires all servers and bartenders who serve alcohol to attend an approved responsible alcohol program and receive a State-issued Alcohol Beverage Commission Server Permit. This permit is good for 5 years. The State of Tennessee has not approved online ABC training.
Our ABC trainers are approved by the State of Tennessee and upon successful completion of the 5-hour ABC class you will be able to receive your ABC Server Permit from the State of Tennessee and/or renew your Server Permit with the State of Tennessee.
The TIPS Program, (Training for Intervention Procedures), is the global leader in education and training of responsible alcohol service having trained over 4 million participants over the last 30 years. It’s recognized in in all 50 states and in over 30 countries.
We are the only independent TIPS trainer in Tennessee offering classes to the public. The State of Tennessee requires you to have an ABC server permit. Why not choose a program that is recognized nationwide and around the world; you never know where the world may take you! You will get your certification results right away so you can get your ABC Server Permit ASAP.
TIPS has granted the Professional Bartending School/Tennessee ABC Classes LLC as the only trainers in the “State of Tennessee” to receive their certification results immediately allowing to get your ABC Server Permit just as fast as other local programs.
Our company has been training students in responsible alcohol service in Tennessee since 1992. Very few trainers if any in Tennessee have our experience and expertise. Our main trainer, David Edwards has been training students in Responsible Alcohol Service in Tennessee for 26 years.
Our other top trainer, Randy Jansen has been training students in responsible alcohol service for 12 years and was recently names by “TIPS” as their “Featured Trainer of the Month”. Randy is also a former “Instructor of the Year” for the Professional Bartending Schools of America.
In addition, Professional Bartending School has been one of the top Bartending Schools in the country for over 26 years and has won the prestigious “Bartending School of the Year” award nationwide 13 out of 14 years. So training is what we do best.
GET YOUR MANDATORY ABC SERVER PERMIT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SERVE ALCOHOL IN TENNESSEE AS A SERVER AND A BARTENDER WITH US!
By attending the TIPS Training class you will not only receive your required 5-year TABC Server Permit card but you’ll also receive the official TIPS Certification Card. This will allow you to qualify to bartend anywhere in the country in case you decide to move and also looks impressive on your resume.
The “TIPS” class is fun and not some trainer just reading to you out of a manual for 5 hours and then taking an exam. The program uses interactive videos and role playing that make the class fun. Many hotels and restaurants require their employees to attend the “TIPS” Program to work there.
Go with a program that the Hotel and Restaurant industry trust and add the “TIPS” Certification to your credentials and resume. Instead of attending a program developed locally and primarily for Tennessee why not attend a training program recognized around the world?
Important Changes by the Alcoholic Beverage Commission:
Effective February 1st, 2018, the Alcoholic Beverage Commission has changed their procedures on the process of obtaining your 5-year Server Permit (or renewing your Server Permit) that allows you to serve alcohol as a bartender or a server. Now all applications for the Alcoholic Beverage Commission must be completed ONLINE and your $20.00 State Fee must be paid online before you can take a scheduled ABC Class.
The good news is that you’ll be able to print your card online instead of having to go downtown to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission to pick it up as in the past. You will be required to complete this process on an actual computer and have a valid email address. Tablets and smart phones will not work you must be on a real computer!!!
This is where the Professional Bartending School is committed to helping you get through this process. Not everyone is computer savvy so we are here to help you make this process as simple as possible. Most trainers are just telling you that all you have to do is get an RPLS number from the ABC prior to taking the class.
It’s just not that easy!! We will provide detailed instructions to help get you through this process. We can also provide you personal assistance if you need additional help!! We want to make your experience of taking our class and receiving your ABC Server Permit as easy as possible!!
Procedures for attending our nationally recognized 5-Hour “TIPS” Program (ABC Server Permit Class) and processing your state application to receive your server permit:
Sign up and pay for our “TIPS” ABC Server Permit class on our secured website to save your spot for an upcoming class or you can call the school at (615) 885-5800 to reserve your spot.
The price for our ABC Server Permit Class (5-Year Permit) to legally sell alcohol as a server or a bartender and the “TIPS” Certification is only $70.00. You get both cards for the same price. You will pay the “State of Tennessee” an additional $20.00 for them to process your application.
Online Application Instructions
Here are the basic steps to getting your online application processed and paid for. Below are simple steps and links to follow to help you navigate through the State’s site.
The Professional Bartending School is committed to providing you with the finest program offered when receiving your 5-Year ABC Permit and then helping you in any way we can on getting you registered with the State. If you have any issues feel free to call the school at (615) 885-5800 and ask for David (other staff members can help you too) and we can give you further assistance. But more than likely if you follow the instructions and use the tutorials you will not have any problems. It’s a fairly easy process. Cheers!
Read our Frequently Asked Questions below for answers to most of your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About the ABC Class
(Q) How Much Does it Cost?
(Q) How Often are the Classes Held?
(Q) I Own a Bar, Restaurant or Catering Company. Can I Sign Up a Group of My Staff Online?
(Q) Are There Any Charges for Materials or Hidden Fees?
(Q) Can I Sign Up and Pay Online?
(Q) Can I Pay by Cash or Check?
(Q) Can I Take the Class and Get My ABC Server Permit If I Have a Felony Conviction?
The felony information above is provided by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Professional Bartending School can not be held responsible for the accuracy of this information or any future changes made by the Alcoholic Beverage Commission on their requirements to obtain an ABC Permit.
All Students must arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled class times. We do lock the ABC class doors 10 minutes before scheduled class time. If you get locked out or miss your ABC class there is a $20.00 rescheduling fee. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ISSUED FOR THE ABC CLASS!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!