Illinois BASSET Alcohol Training

100% Online - The fastest way to get certified!

  • 5 hour self-paced online course.
  • Official ILCC certificate-valid for 3 years.
  • 20 multiple-choice final exam.
  • Mobile Friendly Course!
  • Illinois Food Handler NOW available, Buy with BASSET course for $29.95!

BASSET Online Course

We offer a 100% pass guarantee, which means you can take the course as many times as needed in order to pass the BASSET final exam, but you only pay once!

BASSET Training

We are a ILCC approved seller server training school and have been training Illinois sellers and servers of alcohol since 2008.

Illinois BASSET Alcohol Server Certification

New ILCC regulation starts July 1st, 2015. Please see BASSET Training Requirements below.

This BASSET online training course is required to obtain your Illinois BASSET certification card. This training course is designed to promote the legal and responsible sale and service of alcoholic beverages in Illinois.

BASSET certification, "Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training" was created by the State of Illinois to teach sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages the importance of serving alcohol responsibly. Bartenders, waiters, and their managers, who complete this training, are more successful in stopping underage drinking and in recognizing the signs of intoxication.

This responsible beverage course meets the requirements set forth by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission ILCC

Course Features

Our Illinois BASSET course is a 5 hour interactive course with full audio narration and engaging real-world scenarios for the best user experience and information retention. This is an HTML based course that will work on your PC and mobile devices, like the iPhone and iPad.

Once you create an account you can log in from any computer or mobile device and train anytime, anywhere.

You have 6 months from enrollment to complete this course. You can log in and out of your training account and your place in the course will be saved.

After successfully completing this BASSET course and the 20 multiple choice question final exam, you will be able to print your temporary BASSET certification card from your own printer.

Course Outline

Our online BASSET Server Training Course contains five units of instruction, a supplement covering alcohol sales and service laws specific to Illinois, and an online final exam. Below is a detailed course outline of topics covered in the course.

Unit 1-Introduction

How this Course Works
Course Topics

Unit 2-Responsible Alcohol Service

Responsibilities of a Server
Criminal Negligence
Dram Shop Laws
Dram Shop & Minors
Three Kinds of Duties
Unit Two Review
Unit Two Quiz

Unit 3-Minors and Alcohol

Age Verification
ID Validation
ID Guides
Refusing an ID
Incident Log
Compliance Checks
Unit Three Review
Unit Three Quiz

Unit 4-Physical Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol Absorption
Blood Alcohol Concentration
Absorption Triggers
Common Diseases and Disorders
Drink Tampering
Unit Four Review
Unit Four Quiz

Unit 5-Intoxication

Recognizing Intoxication
Indicators of Intoxication
Go, Slow, No Technique
Managing Drinking Behavior
Unit Five Review
Unit Five Quiz

Illinois Rules & Regulations

Miscellaneous Laws
Alcohol Licensee Rules

Final Exam

20 multiple-choice questions - you must score at least 70% to pass

Official BASSET Card

Upon successfully completing the BASSET course final exam, you will be able to immediately print your temporary certificate. It will also be emailed to you. On a weekly basis, we submit BASSET completion records to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC). The ILCC will issue your official BASSET card and mail it to you at the address you provided during registration.

Your Illinois BASSET certification is valid for 3 years from the date of course completion unless you work in a municipality where re-certification is required more often.

The BASSET certification card must be carried by the person whose name appears on the card and is the person selling and/or serving the alcoholic beverage.

New Basset Card Reprint Procedure as of July 1, 2015: You can now re-print your official Basset card directly from the ILCC. You will need the Student's Last Name, DOB and their training student ID.

If you completed our "BassetPermit" course from January 1, 2013 through July 9, 2015, you will need to email our support team to get your Student ID.

Here is the ILCC BASSET Card Reprint Link and then click "Print My Basset Card."

For any completions after July 9, 2015 the Student ID will appear on the temporary certificate that we issued. You can log back into your account to view that temporary certificate again.

Any completions prior to 01/01/2013, please contact the ILCC for a re-print. To contact the ILCC regarding a replacement BASSET card for this period of time, please call 312-814-0773 or email

BASSET Training Requirements

BASSET alcohol training is not mandatory in the State of Illinois; however, some municipalities in the State of Illinois do require BASSET training. Check your local ordinances to see if BASSET alcohol training is required in order to be employed at a liquor establishment.

**Starting July 1st, 2015 training will be mandatory in Cook County. To find out more information about this change in regulations, you can visit the ILCC website.

BASSET Program Approval

Training providers must be approved by the ILCC. SureSellNow uses the approved BASSETpermit course that meets all the requirements of the State of Illinois. You can view the program approval on the Illinois Liquor Control Commission website.

Illinois Food Handler Training - $14.95

This online food handler certification course focuses on safe food preparation and handling techniques and is intended for anyone that works in food preparation, storage, or service.

The course content is based on the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code. Upon completion of the course, you can immediately print your temporary food handler certification.

This Food Handlers - Safety First Principles course was developed by National Registry of Food Safety Professionals for Food Handlers. This course is accredited by ANSI and is accepted by law in Illinois.

  • 1.5 Hour, Full Audio, Mobile Friendly Course
  • 40 Multiple Choice Final Exam, 70% to pass
  • Printable 14 day Temporary Certificate
  • Mailed Official Certificate and Wallet Card, valid for 3 years
  • Available as Combo with BASSET course for $29.95