Off-Premise ATAP Certification Online

The Off-Premise Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP) helps cashiers, store clerks, managers and store owners in New York understand the legal responsibilities of selling alcohol that will be consumed off-site.

This 100% online training is approved by the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA). It helps protect employees and companies from liability by teaching alcohol vendors how to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors, determine levels of intoxication, refuse a sale and prevent or manage disturbances.

Who Needs Off-Premise ATAP Training?

Off-premise alcohol training is designed for employees of liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores and other businesses in New York where alcohol is sold but not consumed on-site.

Employees who need Off-Premise ATAP Certification can include:

  • Wine and liquor store cashiers
  • Grocery store cashiers
  • Convenience store cashiers
  • Store supervisors
  • Store Managers
  • Store owners

If you sell or serve alcohol at a bar or restaurant where customers are permitted to drink on-site, you will likely need On-Premise ATAP Certification.

Course Topics

The Off-Premise Alcohol Training Awareness Program contains information, facts and case studies specific to selling alcohol for off-premise consumption in New York.

Students will learn:

  • How to identify intoxication and/or alcoholism
  • How to identify minors and avoid alcohol sales to minors
  • How to check and validate identification
  • Methods for refusing a sale
  • New York intoxication laws

Tips for Alcohol Cashiers

The most important alcohol tips for cashiers involve avoiding illegal alcohol sales to minors and intoxicated patrons. Store cashiers or clerks charged with providing alcohol to minors, to known habitual drunkards or to visibly intoxicated persons can be fined or sentenced to jail.

Alcohol Training from a NYSLA-Approved ATAP course can help cashiers prepare themselves to identify fake IDs, recognize minors or second-party purchase attempts, identify intoxication or habitual alcoholic behaviors and overall be ready for situations that could result in a potential alcohol standards violation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Off-Premise ATAP Certification course approved by the NYSLA?

Yes. Our online Alcohol Training Awareness Program for cashiers and other off-premise alcohol sellers is approved by the New York State Liquor Authority.

How long does the course take to complete?

The Off-Premise ATAP Certification course includes about two hours of education on safe and responsible alcohol sales. The course is not timed, so you can train at your own pace and take breaks anytime.

Does the course have a final exam?

No, there is no final exam. To earn your certification, you must complete all four course modules and successfully pass four end-of-module quizzes with a score of 70% or higher. Each quiz includes four to five questions, and you can retake each quiz until you pass.

When will I receive my course certificate?

You can download your certificate as soon as you pass the course. To successfully complete your training, you must review all four course modules and pass four end-of-module quizzes. There is no final exam.

Will my ATAP Certification expire?

Your Off-Premise Alcohol Training Awareness Program certificate will remain valid for three years. If your employer or local jurisdiction requires this certification, you must retake the course every three years.

Can I purchase training for my entire team?

Yes! Business owners can place bulk orders to secure training for groups of any size. Fill out the form on the Contact Us page to get started.

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