The Center for Prevention and Counseling will be offering a TIPS Responsible Beverage Server training on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 8:30-1:30 at the Lake Mohawk Country Club, 21 The Boardwalk, Sparta, NJ.  This TiPS training will teach servers how to prevent drunk driving, underage drinking and unsafe alcohol use.  Everyone in Sparta who serves alcohol to customers is recommended to attend, including managers, owners and establishment staff.  

Session participants will become certified in the TIPS or Training for Intervention Procedures program and will receive a TIPS certification card, valid for three years, after successful completion of the course. These TIPS trainings are recognized by over 70 insurance companies and can reduce premiums for owners of establishments where servers are certified.

TIPS trainings enhance the people skills of the servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol.  Program participants are trained by certified instructors to detect the signs of intoxication and gain the confidence needed to intervene effectively to prevent alcohol related problems.  Participants also learn to identify underage people and people who are already intoxicated. 

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This certification course is made possible through a collaboration with the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities and the Sparta Municipal Alliance. Local Municipal Alliances are formed by municipal ordinance and engage residents, local government and law enforcement officials, schools, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, parents, youth and other allies in efforts to prevent alcoholism and drug use in communities throughout New Jersey.

Cost for the training is $16 per person. Registration is required and limited; please contact Annmarie at 973-383-4787 ext. 240 or to reserve a spot or for more information.