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Generally, any person serving alcohol in the Temporary Special Event (TSL) licensed area, and any person managing those servers, must have an issued and valid service permit. However, the following exception applies:
Note: a nonprofit or charitable organization registered with the State of Oregon may find its Registry Number on the Oregon Secretary of State's web site.
An owner of a grocery store or convenience store and an operator of a liquor store must have each employee read, sign, and date the OLCC brochure called “What Every Store Clerk Needs to Know About Selling Alcohol" BEFORE allowing the employee to sell alcohol at the store. In addition, an operator of a liquor store must have each employee watch a video on selling alcohol responsibly BEFORE allowing the employee to sell alcohol at the store. What Every Store Clerk Needs to Know
First Call is a program designed to provide newly licensed businesses with the necessary resources and knowledge to be successful in their business operation, and to establish and maintain an excellent record of compliance with all the liquor laws of Oregon. The program includes an educational packet of information and resources for licensees, their managers and staff. There is a menu of specific training topics that businesses can choose as the need arises. For more information on this program, please contact your local OLCC office.
OLCC offers free hands-on training classes on how to perform efficient and effective ID checks.
These classes last approximately 1 ½ hours to complete.
To schedule a class, please contact your local OLCC office at the phone numbers provided
Seller Training Program
Effective January 1, 2010, those who sell alcohol to minors may receive a reduced criminal penalty in court if they have completed an OLCC-approved seller training program or hold a valid service permit.
Approved seller training programs include all OLCC Alcohol Server Education (ASE) classes as well as other available courses.
Employees can also get an alcohol service permit by completing an ASE class and submitting a Service Permit Application.
Letter/Flyer to Licensees *House Bill 3343 ORS 471.410 OAR 845-009-0150
Clerk Training Program
If a clerk sells alcohol to a minor, or fails to properly verify a customer's age, the clerk must complete an approved training program. All employees working for grocery stores, convenience stores, and liquor stores are covered by this rule, OAR 845-009-0145.
If the OLCC determines a clerk sold to a minor or failed to properly verify age, it notifies the employer and:
Applies to grocery stores, convenience stores and liquor stores. See list of approved trainers.
For more information on the Seller and Clerk Training Programs, contact:
Kathi Solimakathi.firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-452-6522, ext. 5133
Most applicants for an OLCC liquor license will have some or all of the following requirements:
A completed Alcohol Server Education course can be used to meet the requirement for a liquor license, the requirement for a service permit, or both. The following chart addresses only the requirement for a liquor license. If you are applying as a legal entity (like a corporation or limited liability company) you will need to name a person (called the server education designee) who will take and pass the course for the legal entity. The server education designee must be a person with the authority to set, implement or change the licensee's practices for selling and serving alcoholic beverages (this is usually one of the owners of the business, but it can be a manager).
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