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ABC Server Permit

Attend our premier Tennessee ABC Server Permit class in a Real Bar setting to receive your 5 Year Server Permit to serve alcohol as a server or a bartender.

We offer ABC Server Permit classes to our students and to the public.

The State of Tennessee requires all servers and bartenders who serve alcohol to attend an approved responsible alcohol program to receive a State-issued Alcohol Beverage Commission Server Permit. This permit is good for 5 years.

Don’t attend a boring class when you can learn in a REAL BAR atmosphere simulating real life situations to receive your ABC Server Permit. Our class is fun using VIDEOS and interaction with other students instead of listening to an instructor read for 5 long hours or having yourself read for 5 hours to receive your permit.

Most programs are only approved to serve alcohol in Tennessee while our program is recognized NATIONWIDE. We teach the TIPS Program, (Training for Intervention Procedures) which is the global leader in education and training of responsible alcohol service having trained over 4 million participants over the last 35 years. Not only do you get your 5 YEAR ABC Permit to serve alcohol in Tennessee but our program is recognized in in all 50 states and also in over 40 countries. So bottom line you receive your ABC Server Permit to serve alcohol but you also receive a TIPS Certification card by attending our program. Some bars, restaurants, and hotels require you to not only have your ABC Permit but also to be TIPS Certified to work there.

After signing up for our class you will need to go online and fill out an application with the Alcohol Beverage Commission and pay a $20.00 State Fee for them to process your card once you’ve successfully completed our class. Upon completion of your online application you will receive an RLPS record number that you will bring to your scheduled class. We will provide instructions to make this process easy for you. You will be required to complete this process on an actual computer using a valid email address. Tablets and smart phones will not work so you must be on an actual computer!!!

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 to receive your 5 year Server Permit is only $70.00.

Upcoming Classes are as Follows:

  • Wednesday, October 4th 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday, October 8th 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 11th 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday, October 22nd 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 25th 10:00am - 3:00pm *Spanish Only
  • Sunday, October 29th 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday November 8th 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday, November 12th 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday, November 12th 1:30pm – 5:30pm *Spanish Only
  • Sunday, November 19th 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 22nd 1:30pm – 5:30pm *Spanish Only
  • Wednesday, November 29th 10:00am – 3:00am
  • Sunday, December 3rd 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 13th 10:00am – 3:00pm *Spanish Only
  • Sunday, December 17th 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 20th 10:00am – 3:00pm

Sign Up Here for ABC Class Only $70

Requirements to Receive Your 5 Year ABC Server Permit if you have committed any crimes.

 The State of Tennessee Beverage makes that determination. You may take the class from us, but the Tennessee ABC says you will not be eligible for a server permit if you:

  1. Have been convicted of a felony within the previous 4 years;
  2. Have been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages, beer, schedule 1 or 2 controlled substances, any sex-related crime, or embezzlement within the previous 8 years;
  3. Have had your server permit revoked within the previous 5 years;
  4. Have had ownership interest in the previous 8 years in an establishment which has had its license revoked.

Declaration of Citizenship Information

Applicants Claiming United States Citizenship MUST provide a copy of two (2) or more of the following:

  1. Tennessee Driver’s License, or photo ID issued by Department of Homeland Security.
  2. A valid driver license or ID issued by another state provided its issuance requirements meet Department of Homeland Security criteria.
  3. An official birth certificate issued by a U.S. state, territory, or other jurisdiction. Puerto Rican birth Certificates issued before July 1, 2010 do not count.
  4. A federally issued birth certificate.
  5. A valid, unexpired U.S. passport.
  6. A report of birth abroad of a U.S. citizen.
  7. A certificate of citizenship.
  8. A certificate of naturalization.
  9. A U.S. citizen ID card.

Applicants claiming qualified alien status must submit two (2) or more copies of the following forms, one of which MUST be a U.S. government issued photo ID, as determined by U.S. Homeland Security to be acceptable for verification through the SAVE program.
Common types of documents used to verify immigration status are:

  1. I-551 (Permanent Resident Card or “Green Card”).
  2. I-766 (Employment Authorization Card).
  3. I-327 (Reentry Permit).
  4. I-571 (Refugee Travel Document).
  5. Machine Readable Immigrant Visa (with Temporary I-551 language).
  6. I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F91) student status-“student visa”).
  7. DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status).
  8. I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record).
  9. Unexpired Foreign Passport.

Unacceptable forms of Identification for Non-Citizen:

  1. Driver’s License
  2. Social Security Cards
  3. Consulate Cards

The felony and immigration information above is provided by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Professional Bartending School can’t 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. Your ability to get an ABC Server Permit has nothing to do with attending the Professional Bartending School and no refunds will be issued if you are not eligible to get an ABC 5 Year Server Permit.

Visit the Tennessee ABC Website Here!

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!!

Please call us at (615) 885-5800 if you have any questions or to register over the phone!

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