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Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP)

RAMP_logo NOTE: 2016 Liquor Code changes now require that anyone who serves or sells alcoholic beverages and/or checks IDs including bartenders, waiters, beer distributor sales persons, bouncers, doorpersons, etc. must complete RAMP server/seller training within six months of being hired by a licensee, unless the person successfully completed RAMP server/seller training prior to being hired.

Act 141 of 2000 established the Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP), a voluntary certification that provides incentives for licensees that participate and complete all five components: Owner/Manager Training, Server/Seller Training, New Employee Orientation, Signage and Affidavit Request for RAMP Certification.


RAMP includes training and resources available to licensees their employees, so that they may understand and employ responsible alcohol management practices.


RAMP can be mandated under three conditions: sales to minors, sales to visibly intoxicated patrons, or as part of a conditional licensing agreement.  


Licensees are encouraged to explore and complete the RAMP certification, which is designed to assist licensees in educating new hires, current employees and themselves in legal and responsible alcohol service.