Illinois BASSET Alcohol Training

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  • 5 hour self-paced online course.
  • Official ILCC certificate-valid for 3 years.
  • 20 multiple-choice final exam.
  • Mobile friendly course option.

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

Illinois Food Handlers Course Now Available - Only $29.95 for both Courses!

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 Flash based interactive course with full audio narration and engaging real-world scenarios for the best user experience and information retention. We also offer this course in a HTML version that will work on mobile devices, specifically the iPhone and iPad.

Once you create an account you can log in from any computer* 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.

*Flash courses will not work on iPhones or iPads. Please select the Mobile/Tablet Course version at checkout.

Course Outline

Our online BASSET Server Training Course contains four units of instruction, a course review, 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 One

Topics in this Unit:
Responsible Sales and Service
Unit One Review
Unit One Quiz

Unit Two

Topics in this Unit:
Minors and Age Verification
Age Verification and ID Checking
Unit Two Review
Unit Two Quiz

Unit Three

Topics in this Unit
Physical Effects of Alcohol
Absorption Factors
Alcohol and Drugs
Unit Three Review
Unit Three Quiz

Unit Four

Topics in this Unit
Indicators of Intoxication
Test Your Skills
Managing Drinking Behavior
Stopping Alcohol Service
Creating a Safe Environment
Unit Four Review
Unit Four Quiz

Course Review

Review of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4

Illinois BASSET Laws & Regulation

Topics in this Unit:
Illinois Alcohol Seller/Server Laws

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.

If you lose your BASSET certification card and need a replacement, you will need to contact the ILCC directly. There is a $15 fee to replace a BASSET certification card. To contact the ILCC regarding a replacement BASSET card, 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.

BASSET Program Approval

Training providers must be approved by the ILCC. TrainingNow 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