Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) is the State of Illinois’ responsible beverage seller/server program. BASSET is designed to encourage profitable, responsible and legal alcohol sales and service. All on-premise alcohol servers (and those required to check identification for alcohol service) are mandated to take BASSET, as required by State law and Village ordinance.
Goals & Objectives
The goals and objectives of the BASSET program are:
- Train and educate sellers and servers to engage in responsible alcohol service;
- Spot signs of intoxication and utilize various intervention techniques;
- Prevent DUIs and alcohol-related fatalities;
- Stop underage sales and underage drinking;
- Create safer communities and establishments where alcohol is served;
- Educate owners, managers and staff on dram shop insurance, state laws, and local ordinances regarding alcohol service.
Training Class Information
The Glen Ellyn Police Department no longer offers BASSET classes. BASSET is offered through licensed providers in a variety of locations. Training providers can be located through the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) training class directory.
BASSET is required in Glen Ellyn for each employee who is engaged in the selling, mixing, preparing, serving or delivering of alcoholic beverages. Random inspections of businesses are conducted to ensure the business and its employees are compliant with Village ordinance. The entire Village ordinance can be viewed here, with the specific section outlined below.
(W) 1. Each applicant for a liquor license shall have each person who will supervise or be in charge of the sale of liquor upon commencement of their license successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Training (BASSET) Program conducted by an agency licensed by the Illinois Liquor Commission, or successfully complete a State of Illinois certified Alcohol Awareness Program, prior to issuance of a liquor license. Proof of successful completion of BASSET training shall be required prior to issuance of the liquor license.
2. Each employee whether or not supervisory of a Class A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-6, B-7, B-8, B-9, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-4A, D-1, D-2, D-3, E, F, G, I, J, K, L, M, N, O or P license, who is engaged in the selling, mixing, preparing, serving or delivering of alcoholic beverages to customers, guests or patrons, for consumption on or off the premises, shall successfully complete a BASSET Program conducted by an agency licensed by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, or successfully complete a State of Illinois certified Alcohol Awareness Program. Such training shall be completed not more than 90 days after the employee begins employment with the licensee. A copy of the employee's certificate of completion of training shall be filed with the Glen Ellyn Liquor Commission.
3. Liquor license applicants applying for a liquor license effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, shall be granted a one year grace period to have supervisors and employees, as designated by this section, successfully complete a BASSET Program conducted by an agency licensed by the Illinois Liquor Commission, or successfully complete a State of Illinois certified Alcohol Awareness Program. This grace period shall not apply to new liquor license applicants when the application for the liquor license is submitted after June 30, 2008.
4. Liquor license holders shall keep a standing record of when the required BASSET training, and/or successfully completed State of Illinois certified Alcohol Awareness Program, was completed. This will include, but is not limited to, a photocopy of a BASSET card and/or a photocopy of a certificate from a State of Illinois certified Alcohol Awareness Program. This standing record shall be kept on the business premises and available to inspection by representative(s) of the Glen Ellyn Liquor Commission or other Village representative
Visit the BASSET FAQ page on the ILCC website for answers to common questions.
Additional resources and materials can be found on the ILCC BASSET page.
Need to look up your BASSET card or Re-print your certification card?
Visit the BASSET Card Lookup page on the ILCC website.
If you have additional questions, you can contact Sergeant Andrew Downey by email or phone, 630-469-1187.