Alcohol Service Related Training


Alcoholic Beverage Server Training

A recent change in state law requires alcohol servers in the State of Illinois (outside Cook County) to obtain Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education Training (BASSET) certification. A variety of training outlets – including online certification classes – are available to individuals who must meet BASSET certification requirements in order to comply with state law. Please visit the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s web page to learn more about BASSET training requirements and approved training programs.

Due to this requirement, the Champaign Police Department Alcohol Enforcement Unit no longer conducts TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS ) training classes for individuals responsible for the service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. However, the Alcohol Enforcement Unit will provide supplemental training materials which cover liquor regulation and enforcement issues that are unique to Champaign.


BEST is required training for security staff working at businesses that serve alcohol.

Register for BEST class.

For more information contact:

Sergeant Brandon Thomas
217.351.4545 |