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Responsible Alcohol Service Training (RAST) Classes


Grand Futures offers classes in Responsible Alcohol Service Training (RAST), which is recognized as a Responsible Vendor Program in the State of Colorado (equivalent to TIPS training). 

Server training has been proven to reduce sales to minors, liquor license violations and reduce liability


In addition to meeting the requirement of the State of Colorado for servers to receive this certification to host tastings, it also satisfies Steamboat Springs Municipal Code 3-28 which requires certification every 3 years for owners and employees who serve and sell alcohol within Steamboat Springs City limits. All servers and vendors are encouraged to attend training with an approved program to reduce liability and continually be aware of liquor laws and regulations.


Alcohol servers and sellers (bartenders, wait staff, liquor store clerks) will learn responsible liquor sales practices including:

  • Understanding liabilities for servers and seller as well as the business or club associated with serving alcohol
  • Being able to recognize signs of intoxication and prevent problem situations and over-service
  • A general understanding of how alcohol and/or drugs affect a person
  • Acceptable forms of ID and tools for detecting underage patrons
  • How to help change the drinking culture of our communities by making it safer for everyone


Upcoming RAST classes:

Routt County

  • December 12th, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm Citizens Hall, Steamboat Springs
  • January 16th, 2019 from 12:30-2:30pm Centennial Hall, Steamboat Springs
  • February 13th, 2019 from 12:30-2:30pm Centennial Hall, Steamboat Springs
Grand County
  • December 14th, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm Council Chambers at Winter Park Town Hall, 50 Vasquez Rd.

For additional information or questions regarding a group or private class please contact our Responsible Vendor Trainer at 970-879-6188 or via trainer@grandfutures.org.


The RAST class fee is $35, payable online by clicking on the button below, or via cash or check on the day of your training.