NOTE: 2016 Liquor Code changes now require that anyone hired on or after Aug. 8, 2016, 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.
training and resources available to licensees and their employees, so that they may understand and employ responsible alcohol management practices.
RAMP certification can be mandated under the following circumstances:
- For any licensee who has been found guilty by an Administrative Law Judge of sales to minors or visibly intoxicated persons
- As part of a conditional licensing agreement (CLA)
- Prior to obtaining a wine expanded permit
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.