TIPS Alcohol Training and Certification

Leading the Way in Responsible Alcohol Service Training

The Parker Police Department is committed to educational efforts surrounding responsible alcohol consumption. One method that is accomplished is by providing those responsible for alcohol sales and service proven skills to ensure they remain within safe and legal alcohol service guidelines and requirements through the TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) certification process. TIPS is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol. The Police Department's TIPS alcohol class offers alcohol training for on and off premise needs and concessions. The TIPS Training Course is approved by the Town of Parker Special Licensing Authority.

Proven effective by third-party studies, TIPS is a skills-based, responsible alcohol training and certification program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving by enhancing the fundamental people skills of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. Find out more at Get Tips.

TIPS gives individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies. At the end of the class, participants complete a multiple-choice exam. Participants who pass the exam receive a certification card, valid for three years.

Who Should be Certified

Anyone who serves or sells alcohol in a licensed establishment should take this training and receive their certification. TIPS certification is required by many bars and insurance companies or mandated by the Special Licensing Authority. This includes:

  • Bar Backs
  • Bartenders
  • Managers
  • Servers
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Next Class

There are no classes currently scheduled.


For questions, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator Bri Rock:


  • Bri Rock 303.805.6575

Classes and Dates

Please watch for an announcement for our next offered class.

  • Bri Rock 303.805.6575

The Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division also maintains a list of approved vendors who offer training. View the vendor list online. Other organizations who offer TIPS training are:

  • TIPS - Training for Intervention Procedures
    Nicole M. Seymour - Government Relations Manager
    Health Communications, Inc.
    1400 Key Blvd.
    Suite 700
    Arlington, VA 22209-1547
    Ph: 800.438.8477
  • Anheuser-Busch Sales Company, Denver
    1455 E 62nd Ave
    Denver, CO 80216
    Ph: 800.325.9424

Registration Information

Cost for the TIPS class is $30 per student. This covers all test materials and certification with TIPS for three years. Special classes will be considered based on trainer availability and ample notification. A training class must consist of a least six students. Please email the TIPS Certified Trainer listed at the top right of this page directly for inquiries about scheduling a class if one is not on the schedule or for any special class accommodations that may be required.

All classes will be held at the Parker Police Department.

Registration fees need to be paid prior to the class date. The company manager or equivalent will need to pay for employees. Payment must be submitted to the Police Department by phone with a credit card or in person by check, cash or credit card.

Please register as early as possible. If less than six students are registered for a class, you will be notified in the event a class cancellation is necessary. A full refund will be provided or the student can choose to register for the next class date. Refunds will NOT be provided if the student does not attend class or does not notify trainers of cancellation five business days prior to class being conducted.

Please be sure to indicate your class preference on the registration form for either off-premise (working at a liquor store, grocery store, convenience store or gas station), on-premise (working in a restaurant, bar or night club and hotel) or concessions.