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Oklahoma ABLE Approves TIPS Online & Classroom Alcohol Server and Seller Training Programs


Oklahoma ABLE Approves TIPS Online & Classroom Alcohol Server and Seller Training Programs

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ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that their Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) Classroom and eTIPS Online alcohol training and certification programs were approved by the Oklahoma ABLE Commission. In November 2016, Oklahomans overwhelmingly approved State Question 792, which requires the successful completion of alcohol training as a prerequisite to the issuance of an employee license. In Oklahoma, employees involved in the sale or service of alcoholic beverages must have an employee license.    

According to The Miami News-Record, Captain Erik Smoot with the Oklahoma ABLE Commission said, "In the state of Oklahoma, based on the new alcohol laws, anyone applying for an employee license with the Oklahoma ABLE Commission after October 1, 2018 will be required to attend an ABLE approved training course." In addition, the new law legalizes the sale of wine and stronger beer in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, and warehouse clubs. Furthermore, employees at these locations must be at least 18 years old in order to handle or sell beer or wine. 

TIPS is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. Proven effective by third-party studies, TIPS is a skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving. Over the past 35 years, TIPS has certified more than 5 million participants. TIPS is trained in all 50 states, U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and over 50 countries. TIPS offers unique programs for a variety of venues where alcohol is served, sold, or consumed. In Oklahoma alone, TIPS has certified more than 15,000 servers and sellers of alcoholic beverages and 426 TIPS Trainers. 

About Health Communications, Inc.
Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1982 by Dr. Morris Chafetz, founding director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. HCI is a nationally recognized expert in the field of alcohol server training. Its flagship program, TIPS, was the first of its kind and continues to set industry standards for responsible alcohol service training. TIPS training can be delivered online or in the classroom by certified trainers. Numerous public officials and government agencies have recognized and endorsed TIPS training as lifesaving and critical to providing servers and sellers of alcohol with the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and effectively intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies. TIPS offers seven programs that address the unique environments where alcohol is served, sold, and consumed, including On Premise, Off Premise, Concessions, Gaming, University, Seniors, and Workplace. To learn more, visit the

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