16-4-1003 MCA - Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Training Act
Responsible alcohol sales and service training is mandatory in the state of Montana. Liquor license holders are required to ensure that all employees who serve or sell alcohol, their immediate supervisor and the licensee, if they serve or sell themselves, are trained through a state approved training provider. Training must occur within 60 days of hire and every three years thereafter. Licensees are also required to maintain employment records verifying employee completion of training.
Alcohol server training includes ways to identify and prevent sales and service to underage persons by covering ways to identify fake or altered identification, how to refuse a sale or service and how to handle difficult situations. Additionally, server training also covers the signs of intoxication, standard drink units, behavior cues and evaluation models to help determine intoxication and prevent over-service.
ARM 42.13.903(6) - Cost
The law is silent as to whether the licensee or the employee is responsible for the cost of the training. This is to be determined by agreement between the licensee and employee.