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Alcohol Compliance Education (ACE)


Did you know that your business, yourself, and your staff may be held liable if an intoxicated guest leaves your establishment and causes an accident? Serving alcohol can leave a business and its employees vulnerable, and the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association wants to help protect you. 

The OH&LA and its members actively support responsible alcohol service, and have developed an Alcohol Compliance Education program (ACE), which promotes the responsible marketing, serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages. 

ACE is a comprehensive training program that is approved by the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission (ABLE). Since the implementation of these programs, hundreds of restaurants, hotels, convenience store operators, and clubs have participated in our Alcohol Compliance Education Program. Their employees benefit from this type of continuing education, and their customers appreciate the concern for their safety.

The ACE program is designed to:

  • Instill in managers and servers an increased awareness of the dangers of drinking alcoholic beverages, including low point beer, wine coolers, etc., and the misuse of alcohol.
  • Provide practical tips to employers/employees who sell low point beer and similar products, and give servers ideas on how to deal with customers.
  • Inform employers/employees and the industry of their legal responsibilities.
  • Eliminate the sale of alcohol to minors and help reduce drunk driving accidents and deaths. Oklahoma law provides for a maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08.

Teach your employees how to:

  • Identify signs of intoxication
  • Recognize false identification
  • Apply Oklahoma laws regarding sales and services
  • Deal positively with customers

Our instructors are available to conduct two-hour seminars at your site or at our facility. We will teach 15 or more of your staff and provide them with a wallet-size card as well as a Compliance Certificate for your business.

The fee for the class starts at $400 for OH&LA Members and $600 for non-members, plus mileage (outside the Metro area) @ $.55 per mile, and hotel and meal expenses, if applicable.

Contact Jill Bishop at (405) 942-6462 or (800) 375-8181 to schedule your ACE class.

Presented in partnership with:

Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch
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The AHLA Information Center is a free resource to members and can provide information on this and many other topics, however, neither the Information Center nor this article should be taken as a substitute for advice from a qualified legal professional. For more information, contact Kyle Howton and the AHLA Information Center (713)743-6797 or informationcenter@ahla.com.
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