RAMP's two core training programs — Owner/Manager Training and Server/Seller Training — may be required independently under certain circumstances.
Owner/Manager Training focuses on those individuals most responsible for determining daily operations and policies of the licensed establishment — the owner and manager. *NEW Virtual Training option available.*
Newly approved managers of certain license types are required to complete owner/manager training within 180 days of approval of appointment by the PLCB, unless the appointed manager has successfully completed training within two years prior to being appointed a manager.
Training may be completed three ways: virtual (instructor led), online (no instructor) or classroom (in person, instructor led).
Classroom trainings are currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions.Please note:
Server/Seller Training benefits all members of the alcohol service staff which includes anyone who serves or sells alcoholic beverages and/or checks IDs, including owners and managers who perform these duties.
All alcohol service personnel hired on or after August 8, 2016, who are not RAMP server/seller trained, must be RAMP server/seller trained within six months of being hired.
Employees who are not currently considered alcohol service personnel but are transferred into an alcohol service personnel position on or after August 8, 2016, must be RAMP server/seller trained within six months of assuming their new duties.
Any existing and newly-hired alcohol service personnel who are currently RAMP server/seller trained must be retrained when their training expires.
All cashiers selling wine at an establishment with a wine expanded permit must be RAMP server/seller trained.
If a licensee obtains an off-premises catering permit for use at a catered function, every employee whose primary responsibility at the catered function is to sell and/or serve alcoholic beverages or check identifications of those seeking to enter the catered function must have successfully completed server/seller training within two years prior to the date of the catered function.
Server/seller training is available online through approved providers, in scheduled classroom sessions once a participant registers for PLCB+, or by scheduling with approved instructors.
Costs for server/seller training are established by training providers and may vary.
cannot be achieved unless an owner or manager and at least 50 percent of servers/sellers successfully complete RAMP training and pursue three additional steps required for certification.