Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0100-08-.03 - APPLICATION FOR SERVER PERMITS

(1) Every person seeking a server permit from the Commission authorizing that person to sell or serve alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises must make written application to the Commission for a sever permit on forms prescribed by the Commission. A twenty dollar non-refundable fee shall accompany each application. A cost adjustment factor for permit fees will be updated by the Executive Director of the Commission based upon the consumer price index at regular intervals beginning in January, 2013.
(2) All information submitted pursuant to such written application must be accurate and is submitted under oath. Failure to submit accurate information is grounds for suspension or revocation of such server permit.
(3) Every application for a server's permit shall include a certificate from a Commission certified organization or entity, demonstrating that the applicant has successfully completed a certified course on alcohol awareness within one year of the date of the application. Copies of the certificate are acceptable to obtain a new permit.
(a) The applicant must successfully complete a certified program to receive a certificate.
(b) It is the applicant's duty to ensure that the alcohol awareness program attended has been certified by the Commission. To ensure the program is certified, the applicant may look for the following:
1. Conspicuous posting of Commission certification license; and
2. All Certified Training Programs shall make the following statement on the cover sheet of its printed training materials: "This program has been certified by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission as currently satisfying the requirements of the Alcohol Server Responsibility and Training Act of 1995."
(4) If an individual can produce evidence (i.e. a Certificate of Completion) that he or she has successfully completed a server training program, within one (1) year from the date of application, from another state that has been certified by the state in which the program was taught and approved by the State of Tennessee, the Commission shall recognize such training. However, such individual shall still be required to pay the requisite fifteen dollar ($15.00) fee.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0100-08-.03
Original rule filed January 31, 1997; effective April 16, 1997. Amendment repealing and replacing the rule was filed March 3, 2010; effective June 8, 2010. Amendment filed December 18, 2015; effective 3/17/2016.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 57-1-209, 57-3-104(c)(4), 57-3-212(c), 57-3-710, 57-3-705, and 57-4-201.

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