In 2020, there were 1,049 alcohol-related automobile accidents on Delaware roadways and 57 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 anyone who serves or sells alcohol, or manage employees who do, must complete Responsible Server Training approved by the State of Delaware. The mandatory Responsible Server Training Program was established by the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement to educate servers on how to serve and sell alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner that is consistent with the rules of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner and the laws of the State of Delaware. Topics that are covered include, how alcohol affects the body, checking IDs, recognizing the signs of intoxication, preventing over-service, and the Delaware Liquor Control Act.
Responsible Server Training is available online for the convenience of Delaware servers. The options listed below are recognized and approved by the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement and the Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner. If you wish to renew a Server Training card you may do so by completing the full training online. The Division no longer offers recertification and renewal Server Training classes.
Approved Online Server Training
- A copy of the server training booklet is available here. This booklet is provided as a courtesy for informational use and as a reference point for alcohol servers and managers. It is not a substitute for successfully completing the Responsible Server Training course.
- If you are inquiring about replacing a lost or stolen online server training card, you must contact the vendor you completed the training through in order to request a replacement card. Only cards issued by the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement can be replaced by us.
- Anyone who wishes to report a violation of the Liquor Control Act or the violation of any other law occurring on an alcohol or tobacco licensed premises can do so anonymously by calling our tip line at 1-800-EYES-EARS or 1-800-393-7327.