Many states require that anyone involved in the preparation, storage, or serving of food or alcohol be trained and certified. In most cases, this training (or preparation for the final exam) may be done online. WaiterCard.com provides training from Professional Server Certification Corporation to fulfill these requirements.

Even if your state or locality doesn't require you to be certified, it may be easier for you to get hired if you can demonstrate proper knowledge of food safety or responsible serving® of alcohol. In many cases, employers can receive lower insurance rates or even get reduced penalties for violations if their staff has been certified prior to the violation.

This is also a great way for you to defend against the possibility of a violation yourself - if you make a mistake and serve a minor or otherwise commit a violation, it may be easier for you to receive reduced fines or penalties if you were trained prior to the incident.

Click here to take our online training course for responsible serving® of alcohol.

Click here to take our online training course for food handlers.