BASSET stands for Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) is the licensing and regulatory authority for all seller/server training programs in the State of Illinois. Once the BASSET class is completed the employee receives a BASSET License. Visit the BASSET Program page for more information about the Illinois responsible beverage service program.
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BASSET Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What do I need for class?
A: Please bring a pen and something to take notes on. You must pass a test to be certified. Also, please bring your state issued ID. If you have the new IL driver’s license, please bring your hole punched expired ID too, if you can find it. Your ID will not be shown to anyone else, it will be used to help you in the training.
Q: How long is the class?
A: The length of the class is about 4 hours.
Q: What is BASSET?
A: BASSET stands for Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) is the licensing and regulatory authority for all seller/server training programs in the State of Illinois. Once the BASSET class is completed the employee receives a BASSET License. Visit the BASSET Program page for more information about Illinois’ responsible beverage service program.
Q: Who is required by law to be BASSET certified?
A: Edwardsville ONLY: All Managers/Supervisors across all licenses must have a LIVE IN PERSON BASSET training.
A: Edwardsville ONLY: All restaurant servers, and bartenders must be LIVE IN PERSON BASSET trained.
A: Edwardsville ONLY: All package alcohol clerks must be LIVE IN PERSON BASSET trained.
A: STATE OF IL LAW: Any person that checks an ID for the purpose of identifying if the customer is old enough to drink alcohol at the establishment. This includes, but not limited to, door staff, managers, supervisors, bartenders, and servers. This also includes a liquor store that has a mixed license that allows customers to drink in or at the store.
Q: Do I have to take the free classes offered by Edwardsville or Glen Carbon, if live training is required?
A: No, any business can use an alternative live BASSET training of their choice. Larger businesses may consider having an in-house BASSET Trainer.
Q: How long is the BASSET certification valid?
A: BASSET certification expires after 3 years.
Q: When will I get my BASSET card?
A: The card should arrive from the State of Illinois in about 4 weeks.
Q: Is an online BASSET certification class acceptable in Edwardsville?
A: No, It is not. The liquor license holder signed a legal affidavit that their staff is in-person trained. You may be putting the local liquor license at risk.
Q: How can I easily confirm me or my employees certification?
A: There is a web page were employees can verify expiration status: https://www2.illinois.gov/ilcc/Education/SitePages/BASSETCard.aspx
A: There is a certificate issued once the class is completed. This trainer certificate will indicate the trainer.
Q: Why should I have my employees attend the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon BASSET Classes?
A: The in-person classes offered by the City of Edwardsville and the Village of Glen Carbon are FREE.
A: While attending the GLEN-ED BASSET class the students and trainers can share their advice and experience, helping everyone that attends. Many of the online classes do not have state, in depth fake ID info, or municipality specific information.
A: The GLEN-ED BASSET class has an in-depth class on how to spot Fake ID’s that are being used locally.
A: The GLEN-ED BASSET class gives the attendees the ability to ask questions on the spot, and get relevant feedback.