ABC license style

All products authorized will now be listed on the same license (sheet of paper)with the same 9 digit license number. However, each product type will have a different prefix which is part of the number, making it 12 total digits. Such as 050 for off premise beer or 070 for off premise wine.

The last RESPONSIBLE VENDOR  prefix was 600. The new prefix is 610 if you have 1 license prefix (beer,wine or liquor) 620 if you have 2 different such as 050 Off Premise beer and 070 Off Premise wine. A Off Premise liquor store selling all 3 is a 011 and considered 1 prefix for all 3 as is a 020 restaurant selling all 3 types of alcohol. 

The ABC is no longer sending a gold medallion for new Responsible Vendor certification. They now reprint your ABC license with the 610 or 620 prefix.

The ABC 200 Manufacturer license can now be Responsible Vendor certified. This requires a Tax Bond. See 20-X-8-.14 on page five "New/Amended ABC Rules and Regs".

If your ABC license has had an ABC citation against it for underage sales within the last four years you will not be able to be certified as a Responsible Vendor until the citation comes off of the four year listing.

Area Trainers available at:

George Burgess, Owner of P.A.S.T., Huntsville and North Alabama contact  George Burgess 

(256) 895-0403 / (256) 509-7610 or 

Huntsville/Madison County,  Mental Health of Madison County, Telly Lanier @ (256) 705-6493

Birmingham Budweiser/Jefferson County  contact J. David Aldrich 

(205) 529-7934 or  

Tuscaloosa ,Greene Beverage (now Adam's), contact  Bruce Brown

(205) 292-3026  

Sylacauga and Anniston, Bama Bud of Shelby Co., contact Don Ransom 

@ (800) 443-8647/ (205) 396-6798 

Opelika/Auburn , 

Adams Beverage, 

contact Lauren Johnsey @ (205) 427-3214

East Alabama Mental Health, Opelika/Auburn/Lee, Russell, Chambers and Tallapoosa Counties contact Chelsea Neighbors @ (334) 742-2112

Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Mobile & the coast, ​Chris Ybarra @251-968-5353/251-981-9268 or   

Quality Beverage, Randolph County, Roanoke, Wedowee contact Roy Terry @ (334) 863-2010

We are looking for qualified, trained, commissioned trainers in the Dothan, Selma, Thomasville, Demopolis and Grove Hill areas. Contact George for information.

(256) 895-0403/ (256) 509-7610

Call your local beer wholesaler and request our training. We will help set it up.

Training dates and times available on page 5 "News and Contacts".

City of Fort Payne
Thanks, George.  You have provided excellent service in our city during our sales ramp have been prompt with training and certification and I would have no trouble recommending your services to anyone. 

Jim McGee, City Clerk
City of Fort Payne 
100 Alabama Avenue N.
Fort Payne, AL 35967-2052
PH: (256) 845-1524
FAX: (256) 845-2987

City of Athens
Thanks for all of the help you’ve been to me over the past few years concerning the Responsible Vendor Program. It’s nice to be able to make one phone call to you about an alcohol applicant knowing that you’ll contact them promptly and schedule a training session. I really appreciate your professionalism and quick service and because of that, I always refer the applicants to you, exclusively. 

John Hamilton 
City Clerk 
City of Athens, AL 
P. O. Box 1089
Athens, AL 35612 
(256) 233-8729, phone 
(256) 233-8721, fax 

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
George: Thank you for your continued support and involvement with us!!

Krista Albera 
Regional Training Manager 
(720) 493-2679 - Fax Number 

​​​​Next class dates, New Regs and Changes and recently approved ID's:

Check page 5 " News and Contacts". 

​​North Alabama classes held at:

Turner Beverage Co., Inc. 1935 Max Luther Dr.
Huntsville, Al. 35811. 

Don't be tricked. We are getting calls concerning RVP providers asking for large set-up and training fees. We don't charge either. We are the real thing since 1990. You only pay for what you need and you get what you paid for (and more).

We are having a number of calls about procedures and filing certification paperwork. Go to page 4 "FAQ and Help"to review instructions for Responsible Vendor filing. These items are also covered on your PowerPoint CD data disc that came with your "Trainer's Kit". Call me if you have questions.  

Alabama ABC Responsible Vendor Training Since 1990

Anheuser-Busch Logos are furnished under an annual CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) contract with certain Alabama Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers for use on this web-site and on direct mail to Alabama ABC licensed retailers. Other use by the general public is prohibited.

The P.A.S.T. Professional Alcohol Seller's Training L.L.C. Alabama ABC approved Responsible Vendor Program is the most modern and up to date course of instruction available.

Instructional CD audio PowerPoint  data disk is provided (not required by regulation but as an additional tool). Remember, "Face to Face" training is required.

Trainer's kits available for "In House" trainers which include a Driver's License booklet (not required by regulation but as an additional tool). Furnished thru an Anheuser-Busch CSR contract with certain Alabama Anheuser-Busch wholesalers.

Both On and Off Premise courses available.

All documentation, labels and laminated signage included.

We are an "In State Provider" not an "Out of State Provider with a cookie cutter class". There is not a minimum purchase, such a 10 book package as it is with some providers. Our instruction deals with Alabama laws, rules and regulations, serving and selling techniques and the identification of false and modified I.D.s. Our area trainers have over 150 years of combined experience in the alcohol industry in Alabama and are here in Alabama to serve you. We have trained over 50,000 people in this program.

Some providers charge up to $499 for you to become a Trainer and then $40 per Trainee. P.A.S.T. charges (0) for you to become a Trainer. You just buy a $40 Trainers Kit (including a Driver's License booklet, forms, labels and signs) and only $20 per trainee booklet which includes the Test and Employee Acknowledgement Statement.

We charge no training or set-up fee (some charge up to $1200). There are scams everywhere.

​Alabama state law requires that training be provided on a face-to-face basis. This means that as the trainer of this course, you must present the material to the employee(s). Allowing employees to simply read the material and take the test is a violation of law and grounds for decertification of the beverage license(s) from the Responsible Vendor Program.

Anheuser-Busch Logos are furnished under an annual CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) contract with certain Alabama Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers for use on this web-site and on direct mail to Alabama ABC licensed retailers. Other use by the general public is prohibited.






We are getting calls from licensees requesting (8X13) WE I.D. signs. You must have two posted. Two were sent to you with your first order and a extra copy is in the back flap of your "Trainer's Kit". You may make as many copies as you like. Please have these signs posted. If you need a copy e-mail me at and I will attach one and return it to you.

Also make sure you have your MOD/Person in Charge sign posted and your Amount of Alcohol in a Drink sign if you sell liquor On Premise. Remember to do Semi-Annual updates every six months and train new employees with a new "Trainee Book/Test" within 30 days of employment. These are all requirements of the Responsible Vendor Program. NOTICE: The ABC is checking. 

George Burgess, Owner & Corporate Trainer

                  Alabama ​ABC Approved Course Provider

                                (256) 895-0403 / (256) 509-7610


Our Customers Include but are not limited to:

5 Star Food Marts, 6 Pocket Billiards, 10th Ave. Package, 14th Street Chevron, 41st Street Pub and Aircraft Sales, 72 Roadhouse, 301 Bistro and Beer Garden, 315 Exchange, 1831, A1 Beverage, A Lil Touch of Cajun Grill,  Albertville Golf and Country Club, Aldi Inc., All Steak, Altadena Valley Golf and Country Club, A&M Oil Company, Amberley Suites Hotel, AMA Alabama Merchant's Assoc. (300 stores), American Legions, Anniston City Meeting Center, Another Broken Egg, Asian Rim, Athens Beverage, Auburn Hotel & Conv. Ctr., Axcess Liquor, Aztecas, Bama Jam Farms, Bama Theater, Bank Street Green, Bar Louie, Bayshore Oil Co. Inc, B&B Package, Beef O'Bradys, Below the Radar, Bent Brook Golf Course, Bento Japanese Restaurant, Big A Convenience Stores, Big Al's Lounge, Big Sandy Food Mart, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Black Warrior Brewing Co., Blue Parrot, Bonnie Crest Country Club, Books A Million, Bootlegger Beverage, Bowden Oil Co., Brick House, Buck Mulligans Public House, Bubba's Seafood House, Buddy's Food Marts, Buds, Buffalo Rock, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burns & Burns Inc., Burn's Oil Company, Burrito Express, Cajun Steamer, Cantina Laredo, Capitol Service Stations/Tom Jones, Capstone Club, Capstone Hotel, Carlton's Italian, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Casa Santiago, CefcoInc., Cheaha State Park Lodge, Cheese Cake Factory, Chedder's, Chips & Salsa Cantina, C.J.s Steak House, Clark Oil Co., Club Imagination, Cobb Theatres, Connor's Steak & Seafood, Conoco, Comfort Inns and Suites, Copper Line Beverage, Cotton's Restaurant, Country Inns & Suites, Courtyard Marriott, Cox Creek Chevron, Chuck's Spirits, Crawmomma's Steak & Seafood, Crimson Bar, Crocodile Ed's Grill and Fish Market, Crossroads, Crow Creek Beverage, Cullman City Parks and Rec., Cullman Golf Course, CVS Pharmacy, Dandy's Package Store, Decatur Country Club, Decatur Golf Course/Point Mallard, DePalma's, Desoto Golf Course, Discus Oil Company, Dixie Shrine, Doc's Seafood Shacks, Doozy's, Dothan Country Club,  Doubletree by Hilton, Drakes, Dreamland BBQ, Druid City Brewing, Eagles, Earlyworks Museum, East Alabama Mental Health Prevention Services, Ed's Seafood Shed, Eidson Petroleum, El Camino Real, El Rio, El Rodeo, El Tenampa, EZ Marts, Fajita Grill, Farm Burger, Fiesta Mexicana, Fig Tree Café, Five Star Plantation, Food-Fite, Food Fare, Food Plus, Foodworld, Fowler Oil Company, Fox & Hounds Pub & Grille, Friday Mgt. LLC/Shell, Fuel City, Fulin's, Gallette's, Genghis Grill, Ginny Lane Bar & Grill, Golden Rule BBQ, Good Timez Billards, Grand Buffet, Grand China, Greenetrack, Guin Package, Gulf Shores Steamer, Gunters Landing, Guntersville Foodland, Hacienda San Miguel, Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill, Hampton Inns & Suites, Hard Dock Cafe, Hattie B's Hot Chicken, Helena Buck Creek Festival, Heritage Golf, High Tide, Highway 67 Roadhouse, Hill Petroleum, Hilton Garden Inns, Hog Wild II, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, Home 2 Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites, Hoover Country Club, Houligan's, Hounds Tooth,  Huatulco, Huddle House, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville Country Club, Hyatt, Ice House, Ichiban, IGA, Indigo Hotel,  Indian Hills Country Club, Iron Horse Cafe, Jack's Truck Stop, Jack's Beverage, Jackie's Lounge, Jake's Grill, Jefferson's, Jet Pep, Jiffy Food Stores, Jimmy's, Jim & Nicks, Jinsi Sushi, Jones Oil Co. Inc/Mr. Roys, Jules J. Berta Vineyards, JW's Steakhouse, KC's Coyote Cafe, KJ's Seafood, Knights of Columbus, Kona Grill,  La Fiesta, La Plaza Bonita, Lake House, Lakeview Country Club,  Lakeview Oyster House, Landry's, Las Parrillas, Las Trojas, Lauderdale Lanes, Lee Ann's, Liberty 2000, Lightning Strikes, Little Deb's, Lisa's Lounge, Liquor Express, Liquor Store, Local Taco, Longhorn Steakhouse, Los Arcos, Lu Lu's at Homeport, Lucia's Cocina Mexicana, Luciano's, Mad Malts Brewery, Max Oil Co. Inc., McCormick & Schmick's, McPherson Oil Co., Mellow Mushroom, Melting Pot, Mental Health of Madison County, Michael's Steak & Seafood, Midtown Café and Grill, Milano's, Moe's Southwest Grill, Moe's BBQ, Momma Goldberg's, Moore C Stores, Moose Lodge, Moulton Exxon, Mountain Brook Golf, Murphy Oil, Musgrove Country Club, Ninja, Nolan's, North River Yacht Club, Niffer's at the Lake, Niffer's Place, O.T.'s, Oak Mountain Lanes, Oasis Travel Centers, OK Bike Shop & Liquid Sushi Lounge, Old Colony Golf, Old Overton Club, Ole' Maria's, Olive Garden, Papa's Pizza at the Wharf, Pappas, Parker Foods, Parr's Inc., Pasquale's Pizza, PF Chang's, Pic-N-Save, Pickwick Belle Riverboat, Pie In The Sky, Pier 69, Piggly Wiggly, Pigs Chickens and Bottom Feeders, Pinz, Pizza Hut, Port of Madison, Port Stop, Pratt Pub & Oyster Bar, Priceless IGA, PYROS Pizza, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Quality Petroleum, Raceway, R.K. Allen Oil Co., Ragland Brothers/Piggly Wiggly & Lucky's Supermarkets, Ragtime Café, R. Davidson Chop House, Reel Surprise Dock Store, Recovery Room, Rocket Republic, Rockingham's, Rouse's Supermarkets, Ruggby's, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Residence Inn, Rocky Ridge Package, Rouse's Supermarkets, River City Beverage, Sammy's, Sam's Club, Sav-A-Lot, Sci-Quest, Schnitzel Ranch, Shell, Shogun, Shoppers Value Foods, Sibley Oil Co., Simp McGhee's,  Sodexho/Huntsville Star's Baseball, Sodexho/U.A.H./Tom Bevill Ctr.,  Southeast Petro Dist. II, Southern Ale House, Southern Food Services/Sewell-Thomas Stadium, Spirit Locker Inc., Spirits of Greystone, Spirits of Jackson, Springhill Suites by Marriott, Sprint Marts, Staci Food Marts, Stand Up Live Dinner Theater, Star Supermarkets, Stix, Sulligent Discount Beverage, Sunshine Restaurant Supply, Surin of Thailand, Taco Mama, Tang Marts, Tanner Chevron, Target, Terrapin Hills Country Club, T.G.I.Fridays, The Avenue Pub, The Back Porch, The Blue Gill Restaurant, The Booth, The Bottle Shop, The Comedy Club Stardome, The Country Club of Birmingham, The County of Tuscaloosa Parks and Recreation Authority, The Cove Bar and Grill, The Dish, The Downtown Grill, The Furnace, The Ledges, The Lighthouse Restaurant, The Magnolia Room, The Pony, The Prop and Gavel Restaurant, The Rail Yard, The Station,  The Westin, The Wine Celler, Theo's Bar & Grill, Tiger Mart, Tigger's Tavern, Tilted Kilt, Timbuck 2, Tin Top Oyster Bar, Token, Tootie's on 31, Top Shelf Beverage, Town Creek Filling Station, Towne Place Suites, T.P. Crockmiers, Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club, Twin Lakes Golf Club, Twisted Root, UmiJapanese Steakhouse, Uncle Maddio's Pizza, U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Vanity Fair Golf and Tennis, Vestavia Country Club, Von Braun Center, VFW's, Vieux Carre, Villaggio Grille, Vintage 1889, Wall Street Markets, War Eagle Club, Warehouse 319, Wayne's Package Store, Western Sizzler, Wilco Hess Travel Centers, Wilhagan's, Wills Creek Vineyards, Winery at Pepper Place, Winfield Texaco, Wintzell's, Wolf Bay Lodge, Woodland Forest Country Club, Woodpecker Café, Wynlakes Golf & Country Club, X-Treme Express,  Young Oil Co., Zoe's Kitchen, Zydeco and thousands of other Responsible On and Off Premise retailers from across the state of Alabama.

ATTENTION: New Hire training

Please do this at least 24 hours prior to your "In House" new hire class.

ALL new hire training classes must be entered into the ABC web-site below:

RVP Training Registration
Register upcoming New Hire Training here.


  • Enter the training information for NEW HIRE TRAININGS only. Do not submit information for Semi-Annual meetings.

  • Enter the information for your training event. ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED.

  • Click 'Add Training' button. Training information will appear in grid.

  • Repeat first two steps to list multiple training events.

  • After last training entered appears in grid, click 'Save All' button.

  • Clear Entries button clears textboxes ONLY.

  • Reset button resets the page.

Renewal Notice post card below

Make sure to renew your Responsible Vendor Certification on line when you renew your ABC License annually.

All Master Trainers and In House Trainers please take note. Per my meeting with the ABC, these are some compliance, filing and violation concerns which were reviewed.

Do not under any circumstance use items not provided by PAST for PAST Responsible Vendor Training. These items include videos, PowerPoint’s or documentation that you or others may have created. These items are not ABC approved and are not authorized for PAST training. This will cause decertification or denial of certification by the ABC and can create serious problems in the event of a court case.

Do not have a licensee submit documentation for certification until ALL applicable employees are trained. This is grounds for denial of certification.

Make sure all employee training is completed and certification documentation is submitted to the ABC within 90 days of the “Train the Trainer” date or certification will be denied.

Make sure to use the correct ABC license(s) number(s) on the forms (as explained on our PowerPoint).  Do not use a city license number or other license number. This will cause denial.

Make sure the Application for Certification is notarized and filled out correctly. This is explained in the class and on the PowerPoint. If filed incorrectly, certification will be denied and documentation will have to be redone and resubmitted.

Make sure all signage is correct as covered in the class. Do not use other sizes or change the wording in any way.

Remember the annual fee for certification is $35 per license (alcohol type) designation.

If the licensee has had a DRAM shop charge, an underage sales conviction within 1 year or 2 ABC citations within the last few years certification will probably be denied.

Do not short cut the class. If the ABC finds that a trainer is short cutting the class, that trainer will be disallowed to train and certification will be denied.

Remember this is a voluntary State class. We are aware that some municipalities are requiring ABC RVP training. However, this is not a local municipal class but a State ABC program and must be done per ABC standards.

Call or e-mail George with questions: 256-509-7610 

  Professional Alcohol Seller's Training LLC
"Learn from the PAST prepare for the future"