ABL training recognized by the SCDOR
The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) recognizes the following programs for:
- Purposes of mitigating circumstances when the employee committing the violation has completed a recognized training program, §§61-4-50(C) and 61-6-4080(C), or;
- Providing alcohol enforcement training for the employees who serve beer at breweries or alcoholic liquors at micro-distilleries and liquor manufacturers to consumers for on-premises consumption. §§61-4-1155(C)(5) and 61-4-1515(A)(8)
South Carolina Alcohol Seller-Server Training - a training program of Serving Alcohol Inc.
ABC Server Training – a training program of ABC Server Training LLC
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) – a training program of Health Communications Inc.
ServSafe Alcohol – a training program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation designed for the on-premises operator.
Alcohol Risk Reduction Training (ARRT) – a training program of Show Pros Entertainment Services Inc
Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) – a training program of Circle Park Behavioral Health Services, the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (LRADAC), and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (SCDAODAS).
Controlling Alcohol Risk Effectively (CARE) – a training program of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
Learn2Serve – a training program of 360 Training.
How do you get your training program recognized by the SCDOR?
Please follow the two steps below to have your training program reviewed and approved to be included in the list above.
- Your training program must be reviewed and approved by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (SCDAODAS) to be recognized by the Department of Revenue. DAODAS will need access to all materials to include but not limited to course curriculum, trainer’s notes/instructions, presentations, and participant guides.
Submit your training program to:
Michelle Nienhius, SCDAODAS
1801 Main St., 12th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
- Submit the approval from SCDAODAS along with your program contact information to Alcohol Beverage Licensing via email to:
Please refer to
SCDOR advisory opinions for more information regarding training programs.