In 2016, there were 1,027 alcohol-related automobile accidents on Delaware roadways and 54% of those accidents were fatalities. Records indicated that 61% of the intoxicated drivers traveling on Delaware roadways were coming from commercial establishments. Alcohol is also a factor in about 50 - 70% of all the pedestrian fatalities in this country each year.

Delaware law requires that all servers must be trained prior to serving alcohol in the State of Delaware. The mandatory Server Training Program was established by the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement to educate alcoholic beverage servers on how to serve and sell alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner that is consistent with the rules of the OABC Commissioner and the laws of the State of Delaware.

Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Server Training is now available online! This convenient online course fulfills all requirements of the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner and the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement for those in Delaware who serve, sell or handle alcoholic beverages. The cost to complete the training online is only $15 and is available 24/7. More information about the online server training course and how to get started is available here.

The Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement remains committed to providing in person server training. This training is available at no cost and is available in each county at least once a week. Agent George Merrill is currently assigned as the primary Trainer for this program, and teaches over 9,000 people every year how to serve alcohol in a responsible manner. Topics covered in the class include, How Alcohol Effects the Body, Checking ID, Recognizing the Signs of Intoxication, Title 4, and Commissioner’s Rules.

  • To inquire about in person classes, call the Server Training Line at (302) 577-5208 or view the class schedule on Google calendar.
  • Replacement cards can be obtained by calling (302) 741-2855 and leaving a message with your full name, date of birth, and a contact number, or you can fill out an online request.
  • A copy of the server training booklet is available here.
  • In order to qualify for the Re-certification Class, you MUST bring your CURRENT Server Training Card.

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The locations of classes for each county are as follows:
New Castle County

Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street
Wilmington DE 19801
See in Google Maps

Kent County

DNREC
Richardson & Robbins Building
89 Kings Highway
Dover DE 19902
See in Google Maps

Sussex County (new location effective 6/21/2017)

DNREC
Shoreline & Waterway Services Facility
901 Plowtown Road
Lewes, DE 19958
See in Google Maps

Important Reminder: Inappropriate behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Attendees must respect the training facilities, including parking lots, and clean up after themselves. Failure to do so may result in being escorted out of training. Thank you for your cooperation.