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Beverage Service Training and Related Practices

Laws specifying requirements or incentives for retail alcohol outlets to participate in server training programs (often referred to as Responsible Beverage Service).

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Changes Over Time for Beverage Service Training and Related Practices
Jurisdiction Date Range Law Type Mandatory States
Training Required
Voluntary States
Incentives for Training
Applies To Citations
Licensee Manager Server/
Seller
Liability
Defense
Mitigation
of
Penalties
Discounts Protection
of
License
On or
Off-Premises
Establishments
New or
Existing
Licensees
WA (Washington)
1/1/2003 - 12/7/2011Mandatory YesYes    On-PremisesBoth5 Citations
WA (Washington)
12/8/2011 - 1/1/2018Mandatory YesYes    BothBoth7 Citations
WA (Washington)
12/8/2011 - 1/1/2018Voluntary    Yes  Off-PremisesNew2 Citations