WHAT IS LEADS?
The L.E.A.D.S. (Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs Alcohol Seller/Server Training Program) is a free, voluntary prevention and education program for retail licensees, their employees, bartenders and applicants. It began on January 1, 1991 with a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
WHAT IS TIPS?
Training for Intervention Procedures by Servers of Alcohol. If you serve alcohol or employ people who do, more and more of our courts have a message for you. You’ve got to do more to stop intoxicated customers from driving drunk.
As a general rule most states do not require specialized training, certification or licensing for Bartenders, however, some localities (counties and cities) require Bartenders apply for a license to Bartend. It is strongly encouraged that you check with your local city hall to determine if one is required where you plan on working.