County Board

1 Taylor Street

Chester, IL 62233

Voice: 618.826.5000 

Fax: 618.826.3363

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Liquor Commission


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Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training

Effective July 1, 2017, the State of Illinois Public Act 098-0939 mandates all Randolph County managers, servers of alcohol, as well as anyone responsible for checking identification, to complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Certification.

The BASSET Program encourages sellers/servers of alcoholic beverages to serve responsibly and stay within the law. Proof of BASSET Certification from Illinois Liquor Control and Commission approved vendors will be required for all establishments’ liquor license applications and liquor license renewals.  

BASSET Certification is in addition to, and separate from, Food Handler and Food Service Sanitation Manager Certifications. BASSET Certification is required for all staff who card, sell, and serve alcohol for consumption on premise.


Visit the ILLINOIS LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION for upcoming classes or to find answers to your questions about Illinois Liquor Laws.