In Pennsylvania, anyone who wishes to sell or serve alcoholic beverages must complete RAMP server/seller training within six (6) months of being hired.
This includes anyone who checks IDs – including bartenders, waiters, beer distributor sales persons, bouncers, door-persons, and hostesses.
Note: RAMP training is not required for anyone that has successfully completed RAMP server/seller training prior to being hired.
Minimum Age To Serve Alcoholic Beverages In Pennsylvania:
Educational Material and Programs:
Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP)
The RAMP certification is granted to the licensed premises upon successful completion of ALL of the following 5 components:
- Owner/ Manager Training
- Server/ Selling Training
- New Employee Orientation
- Affidavit Request for RAMP Certification
- HERE is all the contact information you need. Simply find a RAMP office in your region and contact them. They will further assist you in the application/ certification process
- This link will give more helpful information about the program and what it entails
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Programs
- This link will lead you to PLCB partnering community groups, agencies, schools, and law enforcement organizations — all focusing on alcohol awareness
- Click here to find approved Server/Seller online training providers
- For Online providers we suggest the course from ServingAlcohol.com. Click here for a special discounted price.
- Click here to find approved Server/Seller classroom training providers
Other Requirements That May Be Helpful:
- Driver’s License or Passport
- Good Communication Skills
- Be able to stand long periods of time
- Knowledge of basic drink recipes
- Wet/Dry list for all local municipalities (PDF)
- More information on Wet vs. Dry Municipalities in the state of Pennsylvania
For more information, please contact your local City Clerk’s office.