RAMP's two core training programs — Owner/Manager Training and Server/Seller Training — are 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.
Beginning October 1, 2021, per newly enacted regulations, the first time an individual enrolls in owner/manager training, they shall enroll and attend the owner/manager training in a classroom setting. Subsequent training may be completed three ways: 1) classroom (in-person, instructor led), 2) virtual (instructor led) or 3) online (no instructor).
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. Furthermore, the PLCB approved manager must renew owner/manager training every two years.
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.
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.
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 and be re-trained before their current training expires.
- Newly-hired alcohol service personnel who are currently RAMP server/seller trained must be retrained before their current 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.
RAMP certification cannot be achieved until all program prerequisites have been met. See RAMP Certification.