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Responsible Vendor Training

A Responsible Vendor Program is an alcohol awareness training program that teaches the mandatory curriculum set forth by the commission. There are two types of programs for responsible vendor training.

  • An In-House Program is administered by the vendor for the vendor's own employees
  • Public Program is administered to any individual by an entity other than a vendor. A public training program is also a training program administered by the vendor to both its own employees as well as other individuals

Certification is valid for one (1) year only to renew annually.

Check Public Information and Forms for fees and forms.


  • You must be a person, corporation or entity and you must complete the forms prescribed by the commission to have a responsible vendor training program.
  • Complete the TABC Responsible Vendor Program Application
  • If the applicant is a corporation or LLC, a copy of the corporate charter, articles of organization and/or certificate of authority must be submitted
  • If the applicant is a partnership, a copy of the certificate filed with the TN secretary of state's office (if a limited partnership), or other document evidencing formation of such a partnership is required
  • Provide a true and exact copy of the curriculum meeting and all mandatory requirements including training materials and tests to be used during training.
  • Provide the application fee




The responsible vendor training program should provide a renewal application and any changes made to the program and appropriate fee.