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About the Course

This approved Louisiana responsible vendor program is required to obtain your RV card (Responsible Vendor Server Card.) This alcohol seller server training course is designed to promote legal and responsible sale and service of alcohol and tobacco in Louisiana.

Responsible Vendor training is an important way to learn how to recognize signs of intoxication, how to check ID’s, minors and alcohol, Louisiana state specific server laws, and many other skills to help you keep your customers and your establishment safe.

Course Features

Our Louisiana RVP is an interactive course with full audio narration and real-world scenarios for the best user experience and information retention. Our course is 2 hours long. Once you create an account you can log in from any computer* and train any time, anywhere.

You can log in and out of your training account and your place in the course will be saved. Your course will be available to complete for 6 months from purchase.

After successfully completing this course and the 25 multiple choice question final exam, you will be able to print your temporary Certificate of Completion from your own printer.

*This course will work on mobile devices including iPhone's or iPad's.

Course Outline

Our online Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program contains an introduction, four units of instruction, a course review, and an online final exam. Below is a detailed course outline of topics covered in the course.


Topics in this Lesson:

  • Course Tutorial
  • Welcome
  • Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program

Unit 1

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Unit One: Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service
  • Criminal Negligence
  • Dram Shop Law
  • Louisiana Law
  • Unit One Review
  • Words at a Glance
  • Unit One Quiz

Unit 2

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Unit Two: Minors and Age Verification
  • Age Verification and ID Checking
  • Validating an ID
  • Validating an ID - Important Notes
  • Checking an ID
  • False Identification
  • Test Your Skills
  • Legal Age to "Sell to" and Purchase Alcohol
  • Penalties
  • Legal Age to Possess and Consume Alcohol
  • Purchasing Alcohol For Person Under 21
  • Legal Age to Enter a "Licensed Premise"
  • Legal Age to Work
  • Unit Two Review
  • Is your Customer 21?
  • Words at a Glance
  • Unit Two Quiz

Unit 3

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Unit Three: Physical Effects of Alcohol
  • Effects of Alcohol on Nervous System
  • Absorption Factors
  • Amount of Consumption
  • Speed of Consumption
  • Test Your Skills
  • Food Consumption
  • Metabolic Rate
  • Other Absorption Triggers
  • Alcohol Consumption Myths
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Causes of Acute Alcohol Poisoning
  • Monitoring and Intervening in Cases of Drink Tampering
  • Protect your Customers
  • Unit Three Review
  • Words at a Glance
  • Unit Three Quiz

Unit 4

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Unit Four: Intoxication
  • Recognizing Intoxication
  • Go, Slow, No
  • Indicators of Intoxication
  • Test Your Skills
  • Managing Drinking Behavior
  • Test Your Skills
  • Stopping Alcohol Service
  • Test Your Skills
  • Alcohol and Driving Motor Vehicles
  • Creating a Safe Environment
  • Tips for Handling Aggressive Customers
  • Test Your Skills
  • Incident Documentation
  • Unit Four Review
  • Unit Four Quiz
  • Tobacco Information
  • Louisiana State Lottery
  • Course Review

Final Exam

Topics in this Lesson:

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

Official Vendor Permit (Bar Card)

Upon successfully completing our Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program and final exam, you will be able to immediately print your temporary certificate of completion.  It will also be emailed to you.

On a weekly basis we will upload LRVP completion records to the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

The ATC no longer mails the responsible vendor cards. Your RV card will be available on the ATC website. Click here to print your card.

Your permit will expire in 4 years on the last day of the month you completed your training.

Renewing Your Bar Card

The ATC requires you to take an approved seller server training course every four years to remain Responsible Vendor Program (RVP) certified. There is not a separate re-certification course if you have already been RVP certified, nor is there a way to 'test out' of the RVP course.

Louisiana RVP Training Requirements

According to Louisiana law 'any employee of a vendor who is authorized to sell or serve alcoholic beverages or tobacco products in the normal course of his or her employment or deals with customers who purchase or consume alcoholic beverages or tobacco products' must take an RV Course and obtain an RV Server Permit within 45 days of their hire date.

RV Program Approval

Training providers must be approved by the ATC. Our SureSell Louisiana Online Course meets all the requirements of the State of Louisiana. You can view the SureSell Louisiana program approval on the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control website.