April 10, 2017
Last week government announced the Province is “launching an in-person education program to help licensees better understand their responsibilities and the rules for serving liquor in British Columbia. The optional program is the result of consultation with liquor-industry members who expressed that a government-led program would help ensure licensees are running their businesses in a safe and responsible manner.”
Each two- to three-hour seminar will cover a range of topics including:
- Updates on recent liquor policy changes
- Providing safe and responsible service
- Keeping a licence in good standing
- Steps to a successful liquor inspection
The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) will offer education sessions throughout the province, including: Metro-Vancouver, southern Vancouver Island, Prince George, Fort St. John, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton and in many smaller communities. Initially, education sessions will be offered to liquor and food primary establishments. Over time, the program will grow to encompass all licence types, including liquor retailers and manufacturers.
To register for an upcoming session, licensees should contact the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch at: LCLB.Education@gov.bc.ca.
For details about the Licensee Education Program including the program schedule: Click here.