Responsible Beer Vendor


A responsible beer vendor is a retail food store or off-premise beer retailer that has met all requirements for such status. Responsible beer vendor or wine vendor certification is required for retail food store licensees. Responsible beer vendor certification is voluntary for off-premise beer retailers. Responsible beer vendors must ensure that all certified clerks obtain the required responsible beer vendor training.

Certification is valid for one (1) year and is renewable annually. Responsible beer vendor certification for retail food stores is completed during the license renewal process. Off-premise beer retailers should contact the TABC education staff to become certified.


You must be a person, corporation or entity that has been issued a permit to sell beer for off-premise consumption by a Tennessee beer board.


  • If a clerk works at multiple stores, the clerk must be on each store's clerk list.