Massachusetts TIPS® Alcohol Training 

The majority of all on premise (bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels) establishments require TIPS® certification to serve alcohol in Massachusetts.


TIPS® offers 4 courses for you to choose from including On Premise for bars and restaurannts. Off Premise for Liquor, convenience and grocery stores, Concessions for sporting, concert venues and Gaming for casino workers.  


The TIPS course is 100% online, approximately 3 hours in length, self-paced, $40 for 3 year certification, printable temporary certificate upon completion. Your official TIPS card will be mailed to you within 7 - 10 business days.  

Massachusetts Alcohol Laws 



Pour  18  
Sell  18   
Serve 18  
DUI/DWI .08  
Minor Possesion .02  
# Drinks/Serving  2  
Dram Shop No Law  
Social Host No Law  
Server Training Voluntary  

Required forms of ID

  • Drivers License
  • Passport 
  • Military ID 
  • State ID

Sources/Disclaimers: & State Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The alcohol laws provided herein are for informational purposes only. The information is assumed to be accurate. However, changes in the law occur frequently and there is no guarantee implied or otherwise given since this is third-party information. Please consult with an attorney or the local alcohol commission prior to acting on any alcohol laws.  

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