The Responsible Beverage online training program is about changing views of alcohol service and safety in the tourism & hospitality industry.

Responsible Beverage is designed to help business owners and staff deal with the risks related to serving alcohol. The training helps ensure guest safety by giving staff the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and help prevent potentially high-risk situations from occurring, and how to handle these situations if they do arise.

Course Content

The Responsible Beverage course is broken down into 6 learning modules:

  1. Responsibilities, Risks, and Liabilities
  2. Alcohol Effects
  3. Identifying Potential Alcohol Issues
  4. Minors and Identification
  5. Safety and Awareness
  6. Strategies for Business Success

Testing & Certification

TIANB Responsible Beverage Certificate (sample)

Each module ends with a review quiz to ensure a solid understanding of the material. (These quizzes do not count toward the final mark.)

When all modules are complete, there is a timed final exam.

Upon successful completion of the final exam, a New Brunswick Responsible Beverage certification is earned, valid for 3 years. The certificate is downloadable immediately upon passing.

Who should take this course?

  • Managers and supervisors
  • Food and beverage servers
  • Owners
  • Banquet servers
  • Bartenders
  • Security

If you serve alcohol or are responsible for an establishment that does, this course is for you.

The fine print…

Training can be completed online 24/7 and takes approximately 4 hours to complete. Your progress is saved as you learn so you can stop at anytime and return later. You have up to 30 days to complete the course material and final exam. You are allowed 2 attempts at the exam and must achieve 80% or higher to become certified . All fees are non-refundable.


$75 (TIANB members pay only $45.)


Responsible Beverage Frequently Asked Questions