Service Training & Etiquette Performance Solution

Cook County

BASSET Training & Testing in Cook County, Illinois

Who’s required to take the BASSET training (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training)? Any employee in Cook County who has direct contact selling or serving alcohol to customers at a restaurant, bar, hotel, golf course, country club, grocery store or event. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission says this is current requirement across all of Cook County as per Public Act 99-0046.

Here are the communities where we perform BASSET / TIPS  training across Cook County:

  • Arlington HeightsCook County Requires BASSET Training for all Employees selling or serving alcohol.
  • Brookfield
  • Elmwood Park
  • Berwyn
  • Rosemont
  • Chicago
  • DesPlaines
  • Forest Park
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Melrose Park
  • Mt Prospect
  • Niles
  • Norridge
  • North RiversideCook County serves as the local liquor licensing authority in its unincorporated areas.
  • Oak Park
  • Rolling Meadows
  • River Forest
  • Park Ridge
  • Palatine
  • NorthBrook
  • Schaumburg
  • Skokie

Step Solution makes it really convenient to train all your employees on-site at their location so they don’t have travel far. We offer the BASSET & T.I.P.S trainings for groups of 10 or more. Each session features visual aids, interaction, and an opportunity for questions. We do not provide online training.

About Our Training: Each training & testing session is about 4 hours in duration. Upon passing the required test at the end of the training session, your employees will be fully certified and receive their temporary ID card. The State of Illinois will usually mail the official ID card within a few weeks. There’s no age requirement to take the BASSET training, however check your local ordinances as these may vary in each municipality.

ALL seller/server training students must renew their BASSET certification every three years (or less, if so required by local ordinance).

TIPS® is a custom alcohol awareness program and an approved BASSET provider by the State of IL. TIPS® is recognized and accepted for use in other states. Just like the Illinois Liquor Control Commission recognizes TIPS® as the equivalent to BASSET – the TIPS® certification is also valid and accepted in bars and restaurants nationwide.

Group discount are available for 11 or more employees.
Please give us a call us at 630/787-1002 or email and we’ll provide you with complete rate per participant.