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Frequently Asked Questions - NY ATAP Course

Who needs to take the course?

Every person in the state of New York who is a server or seller of alcohol should take this course. Although it is not currently state-required, taking the course will be beneficial to you. As a liquor-serving employee, you will receive protection in the event of an alcohol-related incident. Plus, you will become more hirable, as you will already be certified by a program that is approved through the Empire State Restaurant Association.

What is the difference between the On-Premise and Off-Premise course?

On-Premise Certification is for any establishment that serves alcohol by the glass or single bottle or can that is intended to be consumed on the establishment premises. This is usually restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs, private parties and even outdoor festivals.

Off-Premise Certification is for any establishment that serves alcohol by the bottle, case or single cans that are intended to be taken off the store premises to be consumed elsewhere. This is usually liquor stores, grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores.

Be sure to enroll in the correct course. If you have questions about which course to take, call us Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm EST at 1-877-541-3555 and we'll be glad to answer your questions!

How long does the class take?

The course is approximately 2 hours in length.

What is a passing score?

The lesson quizzes must be passed at 70% to move forward to the next lesson. You will have to pass the final exam with a 70% or more to get credit for completion of the course.

When will I receive my permit/certificate?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to print your certificate immediately.

How long is the permit good for?

The permit is valid for 3 years.

Will my computer work with this course?

Our course is entirely on our servers. It is viewed and taken entirely in your browser. Most any modern computer with a current version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari will play the course just fine.

What if I need help?

We offer 24/7 Customer Support. Call us toll-free at 800-972-5654.



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