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Responsible Vendor Training

Spring Training’s Complete Course:

Responsible Vendor Training Program provides mitigation for certain beverage law violations and serves as a defense in the event of an alcohol related lawsuit.

On Premise and Online Training Includes:

Initial Training for Employees and Managers

Tri-Annual Update Meetings – 3 times per year/every 4 months

• Proper Identification Checking /Minors

• Intoxicated Patron/Intervention

• Preventing Illegal Drug Activity

• Responsible Service of Alcoholic Beverages

• State & Local Laws/Ordinances

• House Policies

• Proper Management Practices

• Updates in the State and Industry

All Required Documentation

• Meeting Attendance/Sign-In Form

• Employee Questionnaire

• Employee Policy Acknowledgement

• Policy & Procedure Manual

All Required Signage

• Prohibiting Underage Sales and Illegal Drug Activity

• ID Required Upon Request

• No Drinks Beyond This Point

Additional benefits included in the Full Service Program:

• Ongoing Unlimited Beverage Law Consultation

• Client Visits on a Regular Basis

• Regulatory Agency Representation

The Florida Statutes

561.705 Responsible Vendor Qualification – To qualify as a Responsible Vendor, the vendor must:
1.  Provide a course of instruction for its employees that must include subjects dealing with alcoholic beverages and may also include subjects dealing with controlled substances as follows:
a).  Laws governing the service of alcoholic beverages and the operation of establishments serving alcoholic beverages.
b).  Alcohol or controlled substances or both as a drug and its effects on the body and behavior, including its effects on a person operating a motor vehicle.
c).  Effects of alcohol in combination with commonly used drugs, both legal and illegal.
d).  Methods of recognizing and dealing with underage customers.
e).  Methods of dealing with customers, and for dealing with employees who use of traffic in illegal drugs.

2.  Provide an alcohol server management course for managers of establishments that sell alcoholic beverages. The course must include subjects on alcoholic beverages and may include subjects on controlled substances as follows:
a).  Laws governing the service of alcoholic beverages and the operation of establishments serving alcoholic beverages.
b).  Development of standard operating procedure for dealing with underage customers.
c).   Development of standard operating procedures for dealing with customers, and for dealing with employees who use or traffic in illegal drugs.
d).  Methods of assisting employees in dealing with underage customers and in maintaining records that relate to such incidents.

3.  Require each non-managerial employee who is employed to serve alcoholic beverages to complete the employee training course specified in section (1) within 30 days after commencing employment.  The vendor must provide for the supervision of such an employee in the service of alcoholic beverages until the employee has received such training.

4.  Require each managerial employee to complete the managerial training course specified in subsection (2) within 15 days after commencing employment.

5.  Require all employees to attend meetings tri-annually, every four months.  These meetings must include the dissemination of information covering applicable subjects specified in this section and an explanation of the vendor’s policies and procedures relating to those subjects.

6.  Require each employee, as a condition of his/her initial employment, to complete a written questionnaire providing the vendor the same information as is required by the Division for persons who apply for alcoholic beverage licenses and to determine there from whether the employee is precluded by law from serving or selling alcoholic beverages; however employees of vendors licensed under F.S. 563.02(1)(a) shall not be subject to the requirements of this subsection.

7.  Establish a written policy under which any employee who engages in the illegal use of controlled substances on the licensed premises will be immediately dismissed from employment and require each employee to acknowledge the policy in writing,
8.  Maintain employment records of the applications, acknowledgements, and training of its employees required by this
section and records of the vendors enforcement of the policies requiring dismissal specified in subsection (7).

9.  Post signs on the vendor’s premises informing customers of the vendor’s policy against serving alcoholic beverages
to underage persons and informing customers that the purchase of alcoholic beverages by an underage person or the illegal use of or trafficking in controlled substances will result in the ejection from the premises and prosecution.

Florida Statutes