The Alcohol handler certification protects businesses and patrons from injury, lawsuits and liability by helping food and beverage service industry members navigate the legal and ethical challenges presented in environments where alcohol is present
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 21, 2008
Prometric's launch of a brand new, low-cost Certified Alcohol Handler Training program and exam will allow restaurant owners, bar managers and training schools nationwide to save thousands of dollars on responsible alcohol management training.
Prometric's offer, available for sale to training companies in the U.S., bundles a training manual and a certification exam for the low cost of $20 U.S., less than equivalent programs. The exam will be made available to candidates through food and beverage industry training companies, via the Internet and in a paper based format, making it easily accessible to bar owners, restaurant managers and other industry personnel, establishments and associations nationwide.
Graduation from an alcohol certification program is crucial for those that sell and serve alcoholic beverages, and is required by over 30 states. In addition, many insurance providers offer discounts to those individuals who hold a certification. Since customer service providers in the alcohol industry are faced with numerous challenges that impact their ability to perform their job legally and effectively, the training and exam cover topics such as alcohol addiction, Dram Shop responsibility, fake ids, underage purchase and consumption, gauging "cut off" limits and DUI/DWI risks.
"The Alcohol handler certification protects businesses and patrons from injury, lawsuits and liability by helping food and beverage service industry members navigate the legal and ethical challenges presented in environments where alcohol is present," said Ray Kelly, Senior Vice President at Prometric. "Excessive consumption of alcohol is linked to one half of all traffic accidents, two thirds of homicides, three fourths of suicides and many other crimes. To protect the public safety, food and beverage service industry personnel need to make it their responsibility to get trained on best practices in safe handling. With Prometric's new offering, the food and beverage industry has a much more cost-effective path to alcohol certification."
For more information on Prometric's Certified Alcohol handler program, please call Sandy Cecere, Food & Alcohol Safety Account Manager at 1.800.786.3926 ext. 3257 or visit Prometric at booth number 5228 at the International Restaurant Show, February 26 and 27, 2008 in Las Vegas.
The Certified Alcohol Handler Exam is part of Prometric's Ambassador Series, a growing portfolio of food and alcohol safety training materials and certification examinations that includes the ANSI accredited Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM) program.
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services and the winner of CLO Magazine's Learning in Practice 2007 Customer Service Award. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers tests on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust test center network in 135 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.prometric.com.
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