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Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Responsible Beverage Service Training

​​​​​​​​​​​Despite the progress Minnesotans have made in recent years, impaired driving and irresponsible alcohol service continue to be all too common.

How can you help?

We are offering free Alcohol Awareness Regional Trainer (AART) certification to members of law enforcement, public health organizations, and certain community coalitions. 

These classes are crucial in helping to reduce the societal impact of excessive alcohol consumption and impairment. 

Why is this important?

Your contribution as a certified trainer can have a major impact on the economic and human toll this nationwide epidemic continues to have in our state. 

As an AART, you will be certified to provide Responsible Beverage Service Training (RBST) classes in your communities, educating liquor licensees, sellers, servers and managers on how to ensure their customers are consuming alcohol safely. 

Interested? Here's what to do next:

This training is free. Just contact trainer Cleven Duncan directly. With your commitment to conducting two classes per year (alone or with another trainer), you'll receive free training covering:

  • Laws and ordinances regarding the sale of alcohol.
  • The effect of alcohol on humans.
  • Recognition of the signs of impairment.
  • Intervention strategies to prevent impaired customers from consuming further alcohol.
  • The licensee's policies and guidelines, and the employee's role in observing these policies.
  • Liability of the person serving alcohol.​​
  • Verification of age, forms of identification, and forms of false or misleading age identification.
  • How the legalization of cannabis affects the alcohol service industry.

Training also includes:

  • Materials/updates
  • In-Person and virtual classes
  • 3-Hrs POST CEC (LE Only)​​​​​​​​​

About our trainer​​​

Cleven Duncan is responsible for the Responsible Beverage Training Program housed within the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement division at the Department of Public Safety.

Our trainer is committed to fighting to protect our roads, our communities, and our state from the dangers of impairment. Together, we can make a difference.

Please email for more information or with questions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​