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Alcoholic Beverage Server information

NOTICE: As of November 7, 2008, the certification of trainer Eric Patterson is suspended. Classes taught by Mr. Patterson after November 7, 2008, will not be recognized by the TABC. On December 17, 2008, his certification as a trainer was revoked by the Commission.

ATTENTION: The TABC has not approved any on-line server training programs, including but not limited to Learn2Serve and the Professional Server Certification Corporation. Completing on-line courses does not satisfy Tennessee server permit requirements.

NOTICE: Please be advised that in order to process server permit applications, the TABC must first receive the class roster and $10 per student fee from the trainer, as well as the application and $5 fee from the server. Before attempting to pick up your card, please either verify with your trainer that the roster and trainer fees have been submitted or call the TABC at 615-741-1602.

The TABC offers to provide a server permit to a qualified individual. The following guide will help you through the process to become a licensed alcoholic beverage server in Tennessee.

Step-by-step guide to obtain the server permit

The TABC has provided the above list for server training classes in Tennessee. The list will be updated weekly. Classes are subject to change, cancellation and rescheduling. The TABC encourages you to contact the trainer directly for class confirmation, directions and class details.

Servers are solely responsible for attending a certified training class and obtaining a valid server permit in a timely manner. The vendors listed provide the same certified classes; select a trainer most convenient for you.  To contact a trainer.

NOTE: These classes are NOT for individuals selling beer for off-premise consumption.


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