What is TiPS®?

tips logoTiPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is a dynamic, skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking by enhancing the fundamental “people skills” of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. TIPS gives individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies.

  • TiPS for On Premise: The On Premise program, our core offering, is a 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.
  • TiPS for 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.
  • TiPS for the University:  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.

These TiPS training sessions vary in length from two to five hours. Seven customized versions of the program address concerns specific to the environment.

TiPS sessions are offered through the classroom with a certified TiPS Trainer or through eTiPS®, an online training program. Training conducted by a trainer is implemented through video and printed materials to facilitate discussion of the course content. Course material is presented in three sections: Information, Skills Training and Practice/Rehearsal.

Training conducted through eTiPS is delivered through a computer and served over the web. eTiPS Training is self-paced and can be accessed at any time.

As the final step of a TiPS session, participants complete a multiple-choice exam. Participants who pass the exam receive a certification card, valid for three years in most areas. Exams, grades and other relevant information are maintained online for review.

FREE Training scheduled throughout the year. Classes are restricted to the first 30 participants!
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Learn More:

National TiPS Website

TiPS Success Stories

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Contact: Liz Montalvo, LAC, Prevention Connections Program Facilitator

908-223-1985 Ext. 306, emontalvo@fgcwc.org