For a lot of employees, the TABC certification process may seem like a bit of a drag. The certification program is, of course, absolutely necessary for anyone who is going to be put in charge of serving alcohol, but for people who are forced to go through the course, it can help for them to know why exactly the process is so critical.
Here are just a few of the main reasons why TABC certification in Dallas, TX matters so much to people in the industry.
From the employee standpoint, good luck getting a job involving alcohol anywhere in the state of Texas if you aren’t TABC certified. Sure, state law doesn’t necessarily require TABC certification to sell or serve alcohol, but most of the employers you’ll find in the state list it as a requirement for applications to the job. In other words, while it’s not legally mandated, it’s still essentially required anyway.
You’ll also find that employers who do not require TABC certification tend to have other red flags associated with their business. In general, the businesses that have been around for a long time and do things the right way are not just going to be better employers, but they’ll also require certification. Therefore, you instantly become more marketable as an employee if you go through the certification process.
In looking at the certification course itself, it is actually great training and an excellent way to set yourself up for success in the beverage industry. There’s a lot of really important and valuable information in the course that pertains to the liability you have civilly and criminally in working with alcohol, as well as the liability of your employer. You’ll learn how and when to cut people off, how to properly check identification (and make sure it isn’t fake) and a whole lot more that will affect your everyday job.
Many people make the mistake of assuming these tasks associated with the job are just common sense, but that’s really not the case. These are important skills that require training and practice.
On the employer side of things, having TABC certified employees goes a long way toward protecting your business. There are safe harbor laws in Texas, which means employers are able to protect their alcohol licenses and permits from being taken away if an employee sells to a minor or to an intoxicated person. TABC certification is an important step in an employer’s ability to qualify for this protection.
In addition, trained and knowledgeable employees who have gone through the certification process are less likely to make these mistakes to begin with, decreasing the chance that these issues will arise in the first place.
For more information about the various benefits associated with the TABC certification course and why it’s so important for employees to get certified, contact the team at LaBarba Permit Service today. We’d be happy to answer any questions and get you the information you need to begin pursuing the certification process.