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RAMP Training Requirements

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.

  • 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.

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.

RAMP certification 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.