Alaska TAP Online (Training for Alcohol Professionals) is a comprehensive Alcohol Server and Seller Training program designed to provide the tools necessary for you to be able to sell and/or serve alcohol responsibly, legally and safely.

- This course and website are fully functional on any smart phone -

Alaska TAP online is an ALASKA STATE ABC BOARD APPROVED alcohol server/seller training program

DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU PROCEED!!! Alaska TAP online may only be taken if you are 21 or older and meet one of the following restrictions:
1. Your place of employment is more than 50 miles from an Alcohol Server Training class or instructor. Not sure? Click HERE to see our list of instructors.
2. Your employment is considered a “common carrier,” meaning you work on a ferry, boat, airplane, or train
3. You have received expressed permission from a CHARR staff member

If you do not fall into one of these categories, you WILL NOT BE ISSUED A CARD and you WILL NOT BE REFUNDED YOUR FEES PAID ONLINE.

Additionally, online training requires that the student shall, under the supervision of the employer or employer’s manager, take the test required for servers or sellers of alcohol. The employer or employer’s manager MUST also supervise the test and shall certify to the course provider (Alaska TAP) that the student did not receive outside help in taking the test and that no copies of the test have been taken. Employees of a Common Carrier (i.e. train,plane, boat, or ferry) are exempted from this requirement.

This program has been developed by industry professionals encompassing all aspects of alcohol service. Whether you serve and/or sell alcohol at a restaurant, bar, nightclub, convention center, grocery store, convenience store, sporting stadium or live music arena, this training is right for you.

The Alaska TAP Online training program is a self paced learning module that can be administered at any time. This program is easy to follow and was designed to help you learn what it takes to become a responsible alcohol server and/or seller. Upon completion of the learning module, you will be provided a 40-question multiple choice test. You must receive a passing score of 75% or better to receive your 3-year certification. Once you pass the test, you will receive your permanent certification card in 7-14 business days.


Program Goals:

- To provide an engaging and informational training experience.

- Assure that those receiving certification have absorbed the information and are qualified to serve and/or sell alcohol responsibly.

- To reduce the likelihood that you will serve and/or sell alcohol to a minor or to an intoxicated individual.

- To teach you the laws specific to the State of Alaska.



Alaska CHARR’s Education Department offers the most comprehensive alcohol server and food safety training programs in Alaska. We have a network of over 40 instructors across the state to provide the best coverage and training possible and now are pleased to be able to offer online TAP training.

Alaska CHARR introduced the alcohol server education to Alaska in 1984 and has remained the number one provider of alcohol server training ever since. Alaska CHARR has designed Training for Alcohol Professionals (TAP) ® to meet the need of Alaska’s hospitality industry.

For more information on our educational training programs contact the Alaska CHARR Office and speak to our Education Director, at 907-274-8133 or 800 478-2427 toll-free in Alaska.

Looking to purchase training for multiple employees? Please call 512-796-3842 24 hours a day/7-days a week.

- This course and website are fully functional on any smart phone -


The ONLINE training program contains a total of (5) learning sections. There is a 10-question quiz at the end of the first 4 sections and a 40-question test at the end of the 5th section. PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE DIRECTION ON EACH SLIDE. Here you will be shown how to proceed through the course in an easy to understand format. All slides MUST be viewed prior to being allowed access to the final exam.

Course Overview

The TAP Alcohol Training Program is designed to teach you how to become a safe and responsible alcoholic beverage server and/or seller. Topics covered include the following:
Responsibility and Liability – This section will talk about your responsibility to serve and/or sell alcohol responsibility, teach you about liability, how to reduce liability and explain the role of the liquor authority.
Identifying and Preventing Drunkeness – Here you will learn about the effect of alcohol on the human body, how a person actually becomes intoxicated and how to prevent intoxication.
Identification – In this section, you will learn what is acceptable ID, how to detect a fake ID, how to properly check identification and what to do if a fake ID is presented to you.
Dealing with Difficult Situations – Difficult situations will arise and it is important to know and understand how to deal with them. Learn what to do if there is a violent situation, how to react when an intoxicated customer attempts to drive, what to do if you suspect drug activity at your establishment and how to fill out an incident report. Alaska Specific Laws - Learn laws specific to the State of Alaska.

Step by Step Instructions to Becoming a Certified Alcohol Seller and/or Server:

1. Click on the Purchase Training link.
2. Complete the registration form and confirm all information.
3. Pay the $35.00 registration fee.
4. Complete the 4-hour training module
5. Take and pass the 40 question test

Topics include:


Responsibility and Liability Criminal, Civil and Administrative Liability Possible Ways to Reduce Liability The Role of Government


Identifying and Preventing Drunkeness The Path of Alcohol in the Body Eliminating Alcohol from the Body Blood Alcohol Content or BAC Factors Affecting BAC


Identification Valid Forms of Identification Verifying Genuine IDs Characteristics of Genuine IDs The Steps for Checking IDs


Dealing with Difficult Situations Dealing with Drunken Customers Cutting off Alcohol Service Drunken Customers Attempting to Drive Signs of Illegal Activities


Other Important Topics Alcohol Impaired Driving Understanding the Disease of Alcoholism Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Following completion of the training module, there is a 40 question test.


I took the online training prevoiusly but my certification has (or soon will) expired. Will I be able to register for another course?
In order to register the same email address for a new training, please call us at 512-796-3842 so that we may reset your user account.

How much does it cost to take the TAP Online program?
The cost to become certified is $35.00
How do I order a replacement card?
Please call 800-478-2427 for all replacement card requests.
Can I take the course on my smart phone?
Yes. This website and training course are fully functional on any smart phone.
Are there restrictions on who can take the online version of this Alcohol Server Training program?
Alaska TAP online may only be taken if you are 21 or older and meet one of the following restrictions:
1. Your place of employment is more than 50 miles from an Alcohol Server Training class or instructor. Not sure? Click HERE to see our list of instructors.
2. Your employment is considered a “common carrier,” meaning you work on a ferry, boat, airplane, or train
3. You have received expressed permission from a CHARR staff member

How long does the course take?
This course should take 2.5 to 3.5 hours to complete. You may wish to spend additional time to study or review information that you have already covered within the program prior to taking the final quiz.
Why should I take this course? What are the benefits?
All those involved in the sale and/or service of alcoholic beverages in the State of Alaska are required to receive training by an approved Alcohol Server Training provider. This program is approved in the State of Alaska. In addition to becoming compliant with the mandatory Alcohol Server Training law, it is also extremely beneficial to learn the material covered within this program to help you perform your job functions safely and legally.
Does the TAP online training program count towards a discount on alcohol liability insurance premiums for my employer?
Many insurers allow for a discount on liquor liability insurance premium. Please check with your insurance company.
How long is my training good for?
Certification is valid for a period of 3 years effective from the date you complete the course and successfully pass the test.
Do you offer face-to-face training classes?
Face-to-face TAP training classes are available State wide. Please visit for a list of upcoming training classes.
Is there a test?
There is a 40 question exam at the end of the course. You must receive a score of 75% or better in order to receive your certification card.
What if I fail the exam? Are there any refunds?
Should you fail the exam, you will be required to re-purchase training. You will need to send an email to to request that your account be cleared so that you may re-register. There are no refunds if you have started the course.
How will I get my certification card?
Once you have completed the course and passed the quiz with a score of 75% or better, you will receive your certification in the mail within 7-14 business days.
What are the system requirements?
Operating Systems: Linux, Macintosh, Windows Internet Browsers: Firefox, Explorer, Safari Internet Connection Speed: 56 kbps or higher Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 optimum, 800 x 600 required

Technical Support

Should you experience ANY technical difficulties, please close the program and switch to a different browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox. Please call 512-796-3842 should you have any technical issues that arise while attempting to complete this course.

Contact Us

Alaska TAP Training for Alcohol Professionals
1503 W 31st Ave Ste 202
Anchorage, AK 99503
Technical Support: 512-796-3842
Online Training Corporate/Group Sales: 512-796-3842


For Replacement Cards, call 800-478-2427