Approved Training and Certification Courses
for the Hospitality Industry
Hawaii Alcohol Seller / Server Certification
Hawaii Bartender License
Hawaii has various laws regulating the legal
age an individual needs to be to consume, sell, or serve alcoholic beverages and other regulations regarding the
sale and service of alcoholic beverages. Within Hawaii, the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages is 21.
There are also rules and regulations regarding what is required to become a bartender in Hawaii
Responsible Serving of Alcohol (On and Off Premise)Please choose the type of training you need from the options below.
In HI you can take either the on-premise responsible serving course if you are working at a bar or restaurant. Or, take the off-premise responsible serving course if you are working in a convenience store, liquor store, or other off-premises sales business.
Hawaii Regulations for Bartenders/Sellers/Servers:
Happy Hour Laws: Hawaii Happy Hour Laws reference the prohibited practices that result in excessive consumption of alcoholic
beverages by consumers. The Happy Hour Law is enforced in Honolulu and may be enforced regionally in other
islands/cities. Practices commonly prohibited by happy hour laws are listed below.
You may NOT:
Serve or sell two or more drinks at a price less than the number of containers actually sold - "two for the price of one."
Increase amount of alcohol without increasing the price.
Serve free drinks in exchange for purchasing other merchandise.
Sell an undetermined quantity of alcohol for a fixed price- "all you can drink."
Sell alcoholic beverages at a reduced price to consumers paying a fixed "buy-in" price.
Sell alcoholic beverages at a price based on the amount consumed.
Sell or serve more than one drink to a single customer at a time.
Impose an entry fee or cover charge in exchange for "free drinks."
Conduct or sponsor contests which are determined by the amount of alcohol consumed or if alcohol is given as
Engage in practices that are reasonably calculated to induce consumers to drink to excess.
NOTE: Happy Hour Laws vary by city/commission. Check with your local liquor commission for further details.
Dramshop/Liquor Liability: Yes
Acceptable Forms of ID: Acceptable Forms of ID:
- An valid driver's license containing a picture, and date of birth, issued by any state or United States Territory.
- A state issued ID
- Military identification card
- Valid Passport
Related Courses for HI:
Certification in Hawaii
The Hawaii Responsible Serving Course for bartenders, sellers, and servers
will go over all the required information for learning to sell and serve alcohol in Hawaii and provide state-specific
certification, sometimes referred to as a bartender license or alcohol seller/server permit. The Hawaii course will cover topics such as how to spot someone who has been drinking too much,
How to properly check IDs, and the responsibilities/liabilities of the server. The Hawaii Responsible Serving
course features interactive learning through audio, videos, and text. Each lesson of the course deals with different
areas that a bartender, seller, or server in Hawaii needs to be familiar with. At the end of each lesson interactive
flashcards help with retention of the important details, and the lesson quizzes test for knowledge of the area.
Hawaii regulations are governed by the .
County of Maui, Department of Liquor Control: 808-243-7753 (includes the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai) http://www.co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?nid=667
County of Kauai, Department of Liquor Control: 808-241-6580
City and County of Honolulu Liquor Commission (Island of Oahu): (808)768-7300
County of Hawaii, Department of Liquor Control:
East Hi: (808) 961-8218
West Hi: (808) 323-4370
Professional Server Certification / Bartender Certification Training:
Professional Server Certification Corp.
Telephone: 605 427 2645
Fax: (605) 427-2647
Hawaii's regulations vary by county - check with your country to see if Rserving's Responsible Serving course satisfies the requirements.
The cost of certification in Hawaii through this online course is $8.99. If you are a bar owner or employer in Hawaii and would like to get your entire bar
staff certified, the cost is $6.95 per person. (*must purchase at least $19 worth in your first order)
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This course is set up to allow you to advance your knowledge of alcohol service, through easy-to-master lessons.
As you move through the course, you will learn specific and detailed information about how to serve alcohol responsibly
and learn the regulations for bartenders, sellers, and servers in Hawaii.
How long does the course take?
This course generally takes about 2-3 hours to complete. However, any additional time needed will depend on your personal
study habits. You can take as much time as you need to study the course material and there are no penalties for
retaking the exams.
How can I sign up?
You can enroll in the Responsible Serving of Alcohol Course (Bartender License / Server Permit Course) through
the online form using a credit card and get instant access online. Click the Enroll link to go to the enrollment
Professional Server Certification Corporation (PSCC)
offers original state-of-the-art training courses that integrate audio, multimedia, retention testing, and feedback
for the hospitality industry. PSCC can accommodate individuals or adapt a course for any size organization that
wants to train employees.
PSCC is backed by a professional support staff that can answer your questions personally using our toll free hotline.
All courses are well-designed, simple to use, and can be taken entirely online using any type of Internet connection.
PSCC's Responsible Serving Course provides official certification for alcohol servers and sellers, and possible
insurance discounts for establishments.