Alcohol Server Initial Course


Get the quality training you need to earn your service permit.

  • Server Permit is valid for 5 years; your exam score is only valid for 2 years;
  • Handbook available during course;
  • You must have a proctor, at least 21 years or older;
  • You may pause and return to course at any time;
  • OLCC will mail your certificate upon completion;
  • Helpful learning assets available

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Alcohol Server Education course is online training for alcohol servers needing to get a service permit. ORLA’s revolutionized, ONLINE course is approved by the OLCC and is valid STATEWIDE.Note the $25 fee does not include your permit application fee, which is required separately by the OLCC.

This initial course covers important curriculum requirements from the OLCC including: the effects of alcohol on the body and behavior, interaction of alcohol with other drugs, Oregon’s alcohol sale and service laws, checking ID, visible signs of intoxication, drunk driving laws, intervention techniques for dealing with intoxicated and underage customers, and responsible advertising, marketing, and management procedures. A handbook (as adopted from the OLCC) is available for your review anytime during the course and can be printed for your reference.

According to Oregon law, anyone who participates in any manner in mixing, selling or serving alcohol for drinking on the premises and anyone who manages these people, must have a valid liquor license or service permit issued by the OLCC.

This course provides a convenient and practical way to get the training required for certification. Once you pass the exam and submit an application, the OLCC will send you a permit valid statewide for 5 years. This course requires you to pay with a credit card (or company authorization code). Your progress will be saved on the specific computer you start the actual course on. You will need a proctor (someone 21 or older who witnesses your exam) present while you take the exam.

You will need to receive a score of 70% to pass the final exam.

Prepaid credit cards will not work with our processor. We are unable to accept checks for payment. No refunds.

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