Mark Church-Janes

Gov. Lee signs executive order mandating alternative business models for restaurants, gyms

Covid-19 Virus Class update

In an effort to keep our trainers, our staff, and the Knoxville & Sevier County community as safe as possible during this time of social distancing, we have decided to cancel all of our classroom TABC classes  3/20/20 until 4/06/20 local government permitting. If you need to take a class please go to to […]

Tennessee Requirements to be an Alcohol Server

The Alcohol Server Responsibility and Training Act of 1995 requires you to have a 5-Year Server Permit issued by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission or “TABC”.   In Tennessee you must meet the requirements to be an alcohol server. It’s your responsibility to know if you qualify. You’re NOT eligible for a server permit in […]

RLPS – Online Application steps for an Employee’s On Premise Permit

 RLPS Application Steps for TABC Permit If you do not have an account, you must register – Click on New Users: Register for an Account (located under the password box). Follow the instructions to create an account.  You must log in after creating the account, the site does not log you in automatically (scroll […]

2017 TABC Law Changes

Each year, the General Assembly makes various changes to laws impacting the alcoholic beverage industry. Below, you will find several bullet point summaries of provisions found in this year’s passed legislation. For your convenience, there is a clickable link to each new law.   We will continue to update our frequently asked questions page on […]

Carding confusion: Some locals unsure of laws for ordering drinks

By Chloé Morrison – Published on July 20, 2015   Most people know the drill: Anyone who wants an adult beverage at a local bar or restaurant will likely be required to show proper identification to prove they are at least 21 years old, which is the legal drinking age. Local establishments are required to […]

High-gravity beer is now in Tennessee grocery stores

The beer aisle at your local grocery story might look a bit different starting today. Although it never quite got the attention that the law allowing wine in grocery stores did, Tennessee’s craft beer brewers are rejoicing today now that it’s legal to put their specialties with higher alcohol content on the shelves wherever other beer is sold. A law […]