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Over 35 years and over 4 million participants and trainers


TiPS® Training for Intervention Procedure is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol, and a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving.

The Responsible Association of Retailers (RAR) for Northern Colorado is managed by Nathan Dewey, the RAR Program Specialist, and certified TiPS trainer. TiPS certifications and training courses are officially recognized by the State of Colorado and the liquor licensing authorities and authorized as a mandatory and voluntary responsible alcohol vending program.

Over the past 35 years, TiPS has certified over 4 million participants and trainers. TiPS training is conducted in all 50 states including the District of Columbia, and over 50 different countries. Certified and recognized by the State of Colorado, liquor licensing authorities, TiPS is an authorized mandatory and voluntary responsible alcohol vending program.

RAR members are able to take advantage of all the TiPS programs whenever they have a new hire or need to re-certify one of their existing employees. The fees for the TiPS courses are included in the RAR members annual membership dues. New members to RAR get a one-time in-house training for the full staff.

For those who are not interested in a full RAR membership, but are looking for TiPS training for their business, company, organization, club, etc., RAR offers the training to these non-members at a cost of $35 per person.

*Rates may vary on the size of groups and other outside factors, to get more information on hosting a TiPS class contact us.


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tips training overview

On Premise

The On Premise program, our core offering, is a four to five-hour program designed for servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, in-store tastings, or other establishments where alcohol is consumed on the premises. Employees learn strategies that ensure responsible alcohol service, promote professionalism, and enhance customer service skills.

Concession Training

The Concessions program is a three-hour program for environments such as stadiums, arenas, theaters, concert halls, fairs, amusement parks and festivals. The focus of this program is on assessing patrons in a short period of time to prevent illegal alcohol sales

Off Premise

The Off Premise program is a three-hour program addressing the sale of alcohol at grocery stores, liquor stores, convenience stores and package stores. Clerks learn strategies for preventing illegal alcohol sales to underage and/or intoxicated patrons


university training

The University program is a two-hour program tailored for students at universities and colleges. This program gives students the skills they need to intervene with their peers in social situations to prevent alcohol-related incidents

seniors training

The Seniors program is a two-hour program specifically for senior citizens. This program focuses on the special challenges alcohol consumption can pose for the elderly. Participants gain knowledge about intervention strategies targeted to this segment of the population

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TenderWise is a Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division certified Responsible Vendor Training. This class provides cannabis industry budtenders, managers, and owners with education on Colorado marijuana laws, policies and procedures. This class is designed to help responsibly sell cannabis and cannabis infused products in a our Colorado legalized and regulated environment. Special attention is given to preventing youth access, reducing at-risk activities and other harms that bring negative attention to the industry. We want to help partner with the industry for responsible use and sale.

RAR Cannabis Chapter members receive unlimited TenderWise enrollments per year for $20.00 per attendee. This covers the cost of materials for the TenderWise Responsible Vendor Program. Non RAR Members can register for any of our existing classes for $100 per attendee.