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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ South Carolina Department of Revenue
Alcohol Beverage Licensing
PO Box 125
Columbia, SC 292​14-0907

Phone: 803-898-5864

Report alcohol-related violations:
​​​​​Register​ for our FREE Alcohol B​everage ​Licensing (ABL) Workshops in 2024!
Our​​ workshop is for ​anyone new to ABL regulations, including new business owners who plan to sell alcohol, current business owners who plan to start selling alcohol, or any retailers or restaurant owners who have questions about alcohol licensing.

​Stay compliant with ABL training

The following training programs are recognized by the SCDOR ​for educating alcohol enforcement to:
  • Employees who are in violation of ABL laws and regulations and must complete a recognized training program (SC Code of Law, Sections 61-4-50(C) and 61-6-4080(C).
  • Employees who serve beer at breweries for on-premises consumption (SC Code of Law, Section 61-4-​1515​​(A)(8))​.
  • Employees who serve alcoholic liquors at manufacturing ​locations or micro-distilleries for on-premises consumption (SC Code of Law, Section​ 61-6-1155(C)(5)​).

South Carolina Alcohol Seller-Server Training
Provided by Serving Alcohol, Inc.​
​If you need help ​registering, visit the Technical Support page or email​.
ABC Server Training
Provided by ABC Server Training, LLC​
​If you need help registering, call 1-800-722-9451.
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
Health Communications, Inc.​
​If you need help registering, call 1-800-438-8477.​
ServSafe Alcohol (for the on-premises operator)
Provided by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation​
​If you need help registering, call 1-800-803-4272 or 803-765-9000.
Alcohol Risk Reduction Training (ARRT)
Provided by Show Pros Entertainment Services, ​Inc.​
​If you need help registering, call ​704-525-3784 or email​.​
Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP)
Provided by South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (SCDAODAS)​
​If you need help registering, call 803-896-1184 or email​.
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Provided by 360 Training​
​If you need help registering, call 877-881-2235.
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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.

  1. 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. SC​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

    Mailing address:
    Michelle Nienhius
    1801 Main St., 12th Floor
    Columbia, SC  29201

  2. 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.​