Frequently Asked Questions
If your Abc card was issued before February 1, 2018, please contact the TABC help desk at 615-532-2297 or email them here.
If you have passed the class and completed your application or have misplaced or lost your ABC Card, you can log into your RLPS system and perform the following steps to print your permit.
• Click here to login to RLPS ABC TN Citizen Access
• Select My Records
• Underneath the title RLPS ID, select the option that begins with (PERSER-***-******)
• Look underneath Record Details
• Select Print or View: License/Permit/Certificate (make sure you’re pop up blocker is turned off)
• A New window will open with your permit. At this point you are now able to print your permit to give to your employer.
There is a sixty-one (61) day grace period from date of hire or a promotion from a non-serving position to a serving position (example – host to server). If you already have an ABC card and your card is about to expire, you must obtain a new permit before your old one expires, there is no grace period for servers who already possess an ABC Card.. If you have worked at an alcohol establishment in your 61 day grace period, you do not get a new grace period if you move to a new establishment.
If taking an in person class the option to pay in cash or with a card is available in most areas. Trainers do not accept personal checks. Please contact your trainer for payment options. For online classes, courses can be purchased individually or in bulk. Most major credit cards are accepted for online payment.
Notice: Do not forget to bring your RLPS # so the trainer can report your score to the TABC.
The Alcoholic Beverage Commission is responsible for the enforcement and regulation of all phases of liquor by the drink in most states.
Step 1: Complete the RLPS application by clicking here. You will pay a $20 fee online.
Step 2: Register for an online Abc class or in person Abc class by clicking here.
The application fee is $20 and is non-refundable.
The RLPS Number is a record number given to the applicant after a Server Permit Application has been completed and paid for to the TABC. AIM to Serve uses this number to identify the student and attaches this RLPS number to the students final grade.
The Certificate of Completion is required to be issued by the Server Training Program in the State of Tennessee. However, it does NOT substitute for your actual Abc permit. You are not eligible to work until you receive your official permit issued by the TABC.
Server Permit valid for 5 years. Wine Vender Clerk valid for one year. Designated manager permit valid for 5 years (updated rules and regs course required each year for the designated manager).
First you must apply for your RLPS before taking an accredited ABC server permit class. Your permit will NOT be emailed or mailed to you. You will need to log back into RLPS ABC TN Citizen Access by clicking here to print off your permit. Once you log in, go under “my records” and your permit will be under your application record. Click on the permit line and open up the PDF to print off your permit. If it is not there, contact Brian Hill at 615-532-2297 or email him by clicking here.
If your status on the RLPS says “In review”, it typically means that the TABC needs additional information or you have been selected for a random background check. You may contact the state for more information at 615-741-1602.
• Register with the California ABC as an alcohol server (this includes the managers of alcohol servers) on the RBS Portal.
• Take RBS training at www.RBStraining.com.
• Take the California alcohol server certification exam on the RBS Portal.