BASSET Certification + Food Handler Card

Amplify your skills with ANAB-accredited food handler training and state-approved BASSET certification for on-premise alcohol service. This course package is designed for alcohol servers who handle or prepare food, including food servers, bartenders, managers and other on-premise employees.

Off-Premise BASSET Certification + Food Handler Card

Earn your food handler card and Off-Premise BASSET Certification in one convenient course package. Satisfy state requirements for food handling and learn how to sell alcohol responsibly for off-site consumption. This course package is ideal for food-handling employees at liquor stores, grocery stores and similar off-premise establishments.

On- and Off-Premise BASSET Certification

Get certified to sell or serve drinks at any licensed alcohol establishment in Illinois with our On- and Off-Premise BASSET training package. Elevate your expertise in safe and responsible sales for bartending, alcohol service and off-premise alcohol sales.

Who Needs On-Premise BASSET Certification?

In the state of Illinois, individuals employed at on-premise alcohol establishments must complete BASSET certification training. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) stipulates that an Illinois BASSET certification is mandatory for all personnel working in locations where alcoholic beverages are served for on-site consumption.

Occupations that need on-premise BASSET certification may include:

  • Bartenders
  • Barbacks
  • Servers
  • Waiters
  • Managers
  • Hospitality Workers

Furthermore, the state mandates recertification training every three years. On-premise servers must retake BASSET certification training to renew their certification.

Who Needs Off-Premise BASSET Certification?

Illinois BASSET training is not mandated by the state for employees at off-premise retail establishments, such as liquor stores, grocery stores, and gas stations. If you are employed at an establishment where alcohol is sold for off-site consumption, obtaining an Off-Premise BASSET Certification is not a legal requirement.

Nevertheless, it's important to note that employers or local jurisdictions might establish their own training standards and require certification for off-premise alcohol employees. To ensure compliance, it's advisable to ask your employer about the specific training requirements related to your role.

Who Requires Illinois Food Handler Training?

Every food handler in Illinois must successfully complete ANAB-accredited food handler training and possess a valid food handler certificate.

This includes individuals working in various roles, such as:

  • Restaurant Workers
  • Kitchen Employees
  • Cooks
  • Prep Cooks
  • Chefs
  • Hosts and Hostesses
  • Grocery Store Employees
  • Deli Workers
  • Mobile Food Stand Employees
  • And Others

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