BASSET Training

Are you prepared for the upcoming July 1, 2017 compliance date?

In 2015 Illinois enacted Public Act 99-0046 requiring alcohol servers (and those checking ID’s for alcohol service) in Illinois on-premise establishments to successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers/Servers Education & Training (BASSET) class every three years. LaSalle, Bureau, Lee, Grundy and Kendall counties are mandated to be in compliance with this new regulation by July 1, 2017.

The TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) training program satisfies the BASSET training requirement for the state of Illinois, but there are other benefits to this training program:

  • TIPS training provides establishments with a reasonable effort defense if an alcohol-related incident occurs and a means of mitigating violations, often resulting in lowered fines and a waiver of license suspensions.
  • TIPS training may earn your establishment discounts on liquor liability insurance from over 70 insurance companies nationwide.
  • TIPS is a unique training program that enhances the fundamental “people skills” of servers and provide them with the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and effectively intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies.
  • TIPS training results in added professionalism and improved customer service for your employees and an enhanced public image for your establishment.

For more information and for a listing of scheduled courses, visit If you are interested in scheduling a customized class for your employees, please contact the IVCC Continuing Education Center at 815-224-0427. To learn more about TIPS training, click to see their brochure.