Did you know that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) provides licensee education on drugs and alcohol?

It’s called the LEAD Program.  What is the LEAD Program?

The LEAD Program is a free, voluntary prevention and education program for retail licensees, their employees and applicants. It began on January 1, 1991 with a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Since February 1995, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has funded the program. Since 1991, the LEAD Program has trained over 100,000 people.

The LEAD Program provides the licensee and applicant with practical information on serving alcoholic beverages safely, responsibly, and legally, and preventing illicit drug activity at the licensed establishment.

The curriculum is designed for licensees, managers, and employees. There is no separate management curriculum. Program length is 3-1/2 hours, except for Fairs/Special Events Training, which is 2 hours. Participation is limited to 50 persons per class.

Licensees or license applicants and their employees will be surprised at how interesting and informative the classes are. The classes include instruction on checking various forms of identification, detecting and preventing illegal activity, liability laws and much more. Training classes are 3-1/2 hours long.

At the conclusion of the class, there will be a quiz on the material that was covered. Each person that fulfills all of the training requirements will receive a card certifying that they successfully completed a LEAD training course.

For a schedule of the training classes being held throughout the State, click HERE!

The mission of the LEAD Program is to provide high quality, effective and educationally sound training on alcohol responsibility and the law to California retail licensees and their employees.

For more information, visit http://www.abc.ca.gov/programs/lead.html .