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TABC Certification FAQs

Who should complete seller/server training?

According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), any employee who "sells, serves, dispenses, or delivers alcoholic beverages under the authority of a license or permit, including persons who immediately manage, direct, supervise, or control the sale or service of alcoholic beverages" can satisfy training needs with our TABC-approved online course.

Is this seller/server course approved by the state of Texas?

Yes, this course is approved by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), and successful completion will earn you the TABC certification needed to work as a seller/server in the state of Texas.

How long is this course?

TABC requires the seller/server program cover 2 hours of material. However, you may go through the material at your own pace.

Can I do everything online with this course?

Yes, every part of our program is completely online. You do not need any other materials, though you may choose to take notes. At the end, you can also download your certificate of completion. Additionally, we will report your successful completion to TABC for you.

Do I have to take the course all at once?

No, you may log in and out as much as you like, with the program automatically saving your place for you. Since it is all online, you may take it whenever you like, at your own convenience, 24/7.

Is there a final exam?

Yes. TABC requires a final exam as part of the training program, which you must complete with a score of 70% or better to pass. To help you, our course offers questions throughout the training to prepare you for the final exam.

When will I get my certificate?

Immediately! Once you pass the final exam with at least 70% of the answers correct, you will be able to download an electronic version of your certificate of completion. We will also report your completion to TABC.

What else do I need to become certified to sell/serve alcohol?

Nothing. Completing this course satisfies all of the requirements in the state of Texas to become a certified seller/server. There are also no age minimum requirements to complete the course.

How long is the certification valid?

The TABC certification is valid for two years, starting the date it is issued to you. You will need to renew the card every two years by retaking the course to remain certified.

What if I lose my certificate?

You can print proof of certification from the TABC website.