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Washington, DC Responsible Serving® of Alcohol (On and Off Premises)

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Rserving is approved by the District of Columbia Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration!

DC ABRA COVID Update: As of February 4, the District remains in Phase Two with limited indoor dining reinstituted and modified service hours in effect.

Modifications include:
  • Indoor dining is limited to 25 percent capacity of the lowest seat count included on the DCRA-issued Certificate of Occupancy. Capacity maximums apply to tents and temporary structures with three (3) or more sides, and summer gardens with closed retractable roofs. Igloos seating individual parties of six (6) persons or less are exempt.
  • Outdoor dining continues to be permitted between 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., daily, with on-premises alcohol service and consumption required to end by 10:00 p.m., daily. Previously, on-premises alcohol consumption was permitted from 6:00 a.m. -- 12:00 a.m., daily.
  • Alcohol sales for carry-out and delivery are allowed between 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., daily, with advance registration with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA). Previously, alcohol carry-out and delivery was permitted from 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., daily.
Comprehensive Phase Two guidelines, including table capacity maximums and patron spacing requirements, are detailed at abra.dc.gov/page/phase-two-reopen-dc.

Do you need to get your DC alcohol awareness training program certificate?
Take the online course to earn your Washington, DC alcohol awareness training program certificate (commonly referred to as: "bartender license").
Bartending License, alcohol awareness training program certificate / On-Premises Responsible Serving<sup>®</sup>
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On-Premises Responsible Serving®

For servers at establishments where patrons consume alcohol on the premises.
(For example: bars, restaurants, catering, events, etc.)

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Bartending License, alcohol awareness training program certificate / Off-Premises Responsible Serving®
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Off-Premises Responsible Serving®

For sellers at establishments that sell alcohol to be consumed elsewhere.
(For example: liquor stores, convenience stores, grocery stores, etc.)

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Responsible Serving® for Managers
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Managing Responsible Servers

For supervisors and managers in Washington DC who are responsible for managing a retail establishment and supervising servers and sellers of alcoholic beverages. Required for every ABC manager on duty and on the premises during all hours of alcohol sales.

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Employer Package Discounts Available
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Employer Discounts

For employers / managers that need to train multiple employees
(Purchase courses for multiple employees at discounted pricing.)
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