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ILCC seeks to amend BASSET certificate requirement

DATE: September 10, 2008
CONTACT: Ted Penesis (
ted.penesis@illinois.gov)

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission is requesting the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) to amend an Illinois public health rule by reducing the mandatory training hours required to receive a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Server Education and Training (BASSET) certificate. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission mandates minimum training standards to be met by certifying agencies who issue BASSET certificates to alcoholic beverage sellers and servers. Many local jurisdictions and corporate businesses mandate server training prior to obtaining a liquor license.

Due to enhancements in instruction methods since the original passage of the rules for BASSET certification, the ILCC has determined that BASSET certification instructors can thoroughly teach a course in responsible alcohol sales and service in 4 hours for on-premises license personnel and 3 hours for off-premises sales personnel. The current minimum time period for instruction is 6 hours (4 hours for in house programs).

The Commission has set a deadline of October 31, 2008 for the submission of comments on this BASSET certification rule amendment.

If you wish to comment or have information that you feel would be helpful to the Commission and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) in its deliberations on this issue, please forward them to Richard R. Haymaker no later than October 31, 2008. You may send these comments via email to richard.haymaker@illinois.gov or to the following address:

Richard R. Haymaker
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
100 W. Randolph St., Suite 7-801
Chicago, IL 60601

Thank you in advance for your interest and assistance on this issue.

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