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New Alcohol Service Permit Application Portal Coming May 1, 2018

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Christie Scott, IT Project Manager, OLCC


New Alcohol Service Permit Application Portal Coming May 1, 2018

OLCC is moving to a web-based application portal for Servers, Bartenders, anyone who serves alcohol by the glass or fills growlers, and the people who manage them.   As of May 1, 2018, all Alcohol Service Permit applications will be submitted through the portal, hosted on OLCC’s website, (new portal link will be available May 1st)

For more information on the new Alcohol Service Permit Portal see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Applicants are still required to take an in-person or online Alcohol Server Education course and must upload a proof of class document before taking the test through the portal.  There is no fee to take the test.

Once the applicant submits an application and pays the $28.65 application fees, they will automatically get their temporary permit.  After staff have reviewed their application, if it is approved, the applicant will get an email notification to print the five-year permit.

Below is a list of items that applicants must have ready in order to be prepared to submit an Alcohol Service Permit Application:

  •  Internet-capable computer or mobile device (Wi-Fi or internet connection)
  • Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Apple Safari must be downloaded (no kindle products)
  • Ability to take photos
  • Valid email address that you can access
  • Applicants will need to access this email in class to create an account and print a permit
  • State-issued Photo ID card, Driver License, or Passport
  • Credit, Debit, or Prepaid Credit Card with minimum $28.65 to pay for OLCC application fees
  • Social Security Number
  • If you don’t have a Social Security Number, please contact the OLCC during business hours after submitting your application.

No more bulk payments: In the new system, each individual must pay for his/her own application at the time of submittal.  In the past, employers have been able to submit bulk payments such as sending in one check for multiple employees.  Under the new system, if employers want to pay for their employees’ application fees, some other options to consider are: the employer inputting a corporate credit card for each individual application for payment, providing pre-paid debit cards, or offering a reimbursement to employees.

List on website for employers: OLCC is currently working on a way to show employers on our website who has a valid five-year permit and who has a temporary permit.  In the meantime, service permit holders will be able to log in to their account from the portal to view a copy of their alcohol service permit, download a copy, or even email a copy to their employer.

We are very excited about this program and eager to roll it out. As a reminder, this is for Alcohol Service Permits only, not for annual liquor licenses or special event licenses.

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The Alcohol Server Permit Course


You’ve come to the right place!  Trusted by over 65,000 alcohol servers since 1999 to receive their permit to serve confidently and legally.

Get started by choosing the way you’d like to complete your course and test and please let us know if you have any questions.  You can complete your course in-person or online with our state-certified courses.  You’ve made the right choice with the trusted Alcohol Server Education state-certified Provider, The Academy of Training and Prevention.

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This training company was created day by day at various Starbucks cafe’s in and around Portland years ago.  Now, like coming full circle, we are proud to be their exclusive trainers as they open their stores offering alcohol in the northwest.

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Becoming exclusive trainers for employers provides solid and consistent policies to follow that help protect them, the employees and the community as well.   The business learns to work as a team with their staff members which creates a smooth running operation.  Real-life case studies are used in training so everyone will be trained to handle situations before the incident happens, professionally and legally.  The quality of training demonstrates results that can boost confidence in employees, increase morale and thus increase profit through happy and safe customers.    Contact us today so we can start helping your business too.

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3000 pounds of marijuana seized at Portland warehouse

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police acting on a tip discovered 16 people working in a marijuana-processing warehouse that investigators believe to be illegal.

Sgt. Chris Burley said Tuesday that documents provided to investigators showed the marijuana was being grown for several patients under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

Burley says program guidelines would allow the operation to have up to 30 mature plants. Officers seized 500 plants weighing a total of 3,000 pounds.

OLCC inspectors teaming up to combat sex-trafficking in Portland area


Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors are teaming up to combat sex trafficking in the Portland area.

The OLCC’s public safety program regulates businesses in the alcohol and marijuana industry across the state. That program gives inspectors unique access to bars, restaurants, strip clubs and convenience stores.

Businesses they now view as potential hubs for sex trafficking.

“It’s also occurring in businesses with temporary sales licenses, large sporting events, concerts and in the marijuana industry,” said OLCC Marijuana Regulatory Specialist Amanda Standiford. “We’re hearing about it more in the marijuana grows, there’s lots of labor coming in and it’s happening all over the state.”

Standiford is one of those state inspectors now doing her part to understand how traffickers operate and how best to identify potential victims any time she does a check on a business.

“We’re the regulatory body that has the authority to go into licensed establishments. They put their license on the line if they’re denying us access to their business, so we’re kind of the first front that can go into these places, see what’s going on and report back to police,” she added.

Standiford is one of dozens of state inspectors that sat in on a sex trafficking training in Clackamas back in August. The training, led by guest speaker Nita Belles, focused on the warning signs of illegal activity and how to recognize the signs that someone is being trafficked.

“They have the power to get into places that other can’t, to find victims and help them find freedom,” said Belles.

Belles is an author and managing director of the nonprofit In Our Backyard. She works across the nation raising awareness about sex trafficking.

“All traffickers ask of us is one thing, and that is that we remain silent,” said Belles. “What I want people to take away from this is, let’s not be quiet about it.”

The OLCC is now asking businesses to voluntarily place special stickers in bathroom stalls with a phone number where victims of sex trafficking can call and get help. They consider the bathroom a safe place for victims to go without handlers following them in.

If those stickers are damaged, inspectors say they take that as a sign they’ve potentially identified a problem spot.

“If they’re getting scratched off that’s an indication people are trying to stop the outreach effort,” said Standiford. “So, as part of our checks, I check the bathroom and ask to see if they still have their stickers.  If they’re damaged I offer new ones.”

Together, they all hope to take what they learn at the conference and apply it to their daily duties out in the field.

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America’s Best Bartender Award Goes To…

Portland’s Jeffrey Morgenthaler!


Jeffrey Morgenthaler is a gentleman and a scholar.

At least that’s the opinion of his drinks-industry peers, who named the Clyde Common bar manager both America’s Bartender of the Year and the country’s Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer at the 2016 Spirited Awards.  Read more below at Oregon Live or check out his web page at

Portland Bartender Named American Bartender Of The Year!

New In-Person Classes!

bartender1Exciting news!  We are now offering new summer locations and times for in-person classes for your OLCC server permit!  We will hold these classes even if you are the only person who attends – guaranteed.  The busy season is upon us and we want to make sure you are ready to serve.  Check out our calendar below and register.  Our classes are quick and affordable.

You can be legal and ready to serve right after class.  Contact us if you have any questions.  We’ll see you there!

Preview Of Our OLCC Online Course

Qualifying For An Oregon Server Permit

Unlike other states, Oregon must approve of you selling or serving alcohol by the drink at any licensed establishment.  Below is a link to the form the OLCC created to help you make the determination of qualifying.  Qualifying FormPermit Qualifying Form


Washington Server Permits!

Get your Class 12 or Class 13 server permits online with us!   Click here!

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