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The Palmetto Retailers Education Program


This is a training anyone who serves or sells alcohol or tobacco products, including:

  • Hotel/Motel Managers

  • Food and Beverage Managers

  • Restaurant and Bar Owners and Managers

  • Liquor Store Owners and Managers

  • Convenience Store Owners, Managers and Employees

  • Grocery Store Owners, Managers and Employees

  • Alcoholic Beverage Servers

  • Special Events Coordinators 


This is a two- to four-hour course that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco products in our communities, while also lowering the liability risks for businesses and their employees. It provides knowledge and skills to comply with policies and avoid potential consequences for failing to comply with those policies.


Participants will learn about:

  • SC laws governing sale/service of alcohol and tobacco.

  • Penalties for breaking the law

  • How to check IDs and recognize fake IDs

  • How to manage intoxicated patrons

  • How to refuse a sale


Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the training as well as an official trainer card from the program providers.  This 2 year certification is approved by the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

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