*Updated September 17, 2020:  In-person seminars are resuming with Covid-restrictions in place.  Virtual 1st and 2nd class instructor-led seminars have currently been scheduled on a limited basis.  Please click the Classroom/Virtual Seminars link to see current offerings.

*Please  note that online course content does not reflect temporary rules regarding outside consumption under Addendum 15, nor alcohol delivery, takeout and curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages covered under Gubernatorial Directive 4 .  The content also does not reflect the temporary 90-day extension for expired IDs  from the DMV under Gubernatorial Directive 3.  For full information , please click here to access the current FAQs.*

The State of Vermont statutes require that all who sell or serve alcohol or tobacco must attend training and be certified by the Division of Liquor Control.  There are several types of training available.

  • First Class seminars are for those who serve alcohol for a bar, restaurant, club, hotel, manufacturer, catered event, or bookstore/art gallery.
  • Second Class seminars are for those who sell alcohol or tobacco in a store.

  • During licensing time (March-April), we also offer tobacco only classes for businesses that sell tobacco only and manufacturer/solicitor trainings.
  • Note that the seminar schedule is subject to change on a daily basis!  If you can't find a seminar in your area, check back soon!

If you have any questions or want to reserve by phone or if you have reserved a spot and are unable to attend, please call our office at  1-802-828-2339.

Please be prompt as late attendees will not be allowed!

Please note that classroom seminars with less than five registrants may be cancelled.  Seminars may also be cancelled due to weather conditions.  In the event of cancellation, every effort will be made to notify registrants as quickly as possible.  If a seminar is cancelled, registrants can request a refund, transfer to another in-person seminar or transfer their registration to the online version of the seminar. 

For seminars held at our Montpelier office, please don't rely on MapQuest and similar online mapping tools to find us; they may direct you to the wrong Green Mountain Drive.  See the map and directions.


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Patrick T. Delaney, Commissioner
13 Green Mountain Drive
Montpelier VT 05602

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