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Alcohol Seller/Server Training Approval

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has established an approval process for any alcohol server-training course pursuant to 4.1-227, E. In order to submit your training program for approval you must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Alcohol Seller/Server Training Data Sheet and review the Seller/Server Training Evaluation form to make sure your program will meet the listed criteria.
  2. Submit the Alcohol Seller/Server Training Data Sheet and three (3) printed copies of your training program for review.
  3. Submit three (3) copies of the program in its presentation format (PowerPoint, Video, Online, etc.) with three (3) printed copies of manuals and other written materials. For online programs, please also provide log-in and password information.

Failure to submit the appropriate documents will result in your program being denied. Please allow 45 business days for the approval process to be completed. The processing time will take longer if additional information is needed.

Send your request to:
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Education Section
P.O. Box 27491, Richmond, VA 23261

For additional questions or concerns, please email

Once approved, it will be your responsibility to keep your program updated with changes to Virginia's codes and regulations, and to maintain all records of training classes conducted.

Download the Alcohol Seller/Server Training Data Sheet and Evaluation Form (PDF file size 200 KB)

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