Illinois BASSET Alcohol Seller-Server provides you with the necessary knowledge and techniques needed to be a responsible seller/server of alcohol. Specifically, you will learn how to protect yourself and your establishment from liability; how alcohol affects your customers; how to recognize the effects of alcohol on your customers; how to prevent customers from becoming intoxicated; how to intervene when you need to refuse a sale to someone; how to prevent and deal with disturbances; how to accurately check IDs and recognize minors; how to prevent second-party sales and loitering; and how to refuse a sale.


Course Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe alcohol use.
  • Recognize the effects of alcohol.
  • Identify the seller/server's role in the enhancement of public safety.
  • Discuss the seller/server's responsibilities and obligations under the law.
  • Define blood alcohol concentration and how it is calculated.
  • Describe the effects of mixing alcohol with other drugs.
  • Recognize intoxicated individuals.
  • Refuse a sale to someone with little conflict.
  • Prevent disturbances in the establishment and handle difficult situations.
  • Check IDs accurately, and recognize clues for when an individual is using a fake ID.
  • Recognize second-party sales.


Topics Covered

Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: How Alcohol Affects the Body

Lesson 3: Recognizing Intoxicated Customers

Lesson 4: Preventing Disturbances

Lesson 5: Minors and Liability

Lesson 6: How to Refuse a Sale

Lesson 7: State of Illinois Alcohol-Related Laws

Regulatory Information

On-Premises BASSET SellerServer - State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission - BASSET Program

  • Name:State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission - BASSET Program
  • Phone:312-814-2206
  • Fax:312-814-2241
  • Website URL:
  • Email
  • Address:100 W. Randolph Ste. 7-801
  • City:Chicago
  • State:IL
  • Zip:60601


End of Course Instructions

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to print your certificate of completion from your training page.


Quiz Information

Each quiz must be passed with a 70 percent or higher before you can proceed to the next lesson.



The final must be passed with a 70 percent or higher.

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