Training for Intervention ProcedureS

What is TIPS®?

The TIPS® (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) training course is a program designed to teach participants to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking among the people to whom they sell or serve alcohol. This program addresses concerns specific to restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs, banquets, private parties and other on-premise liquor license holders where alcohol is served by the drink.

The founding drirector of the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol abuse, Dr. Morris Chafetz, decided, in 1982, that people who served liquor by the glass needed a program to help them develop the skills to prevent customers from becoming intoxicated. The initial response to his TIPS® On Premises training program was astounding, and led to the creation of other versions of the program, which tailor different market segments: Concessions, Gaming, Universities, Seniors and Off-Premises.

There are now over two million TIPS® trained servers in all fifty states and in over 30 countries, with 40,000 certified trainers. The five-hour On Premises curriculum is a highly-charged skills-based program that blends printed materials and video, along with discussions and role-playing exercises, into a dynamic course that's both fun and informational. At the end of the classroom session, participants must then pass a multiple-choice exam that tests their knowledge of the material presented in order to earn their TIPS® certification, which is good for three years.

There are many advantages for you or your staff to be TIPS® trained.

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