Smart Choices is Manitoba's responsible service certification program. All staff who serve, sell or deliver liquor, and security and managers in licensed service and retail establishments must take Smart Choices before starting to work in a licensed establishment. Smart Choices certification is valid for 5 years.
The goal of the Smart Choices Liquor Service and Retail Certification is to increase public safety. Smart Choices focuses on current laws, safety requirements and responsible strategies when serving or selling liquor. Smart Choices also includes problem gambling awareness information. This training helps people who sell and serve liquor, and those who offer gambling in their establishments, understand the legal requirements and put in place responsible strategies to reduce risks and harm.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has just released new guidelines on alcohol and health. The Smart Choices Responsible Service Certification courses are being updated to reflect the new guidelines.
Our Liquor Service and Retail Certification contains 7 modules:
- What is Responsible Drinking?
- Identifying and Responding to Liquor Issues
- What is Responsible Gambling?
- Identifying and Responding to Gambling Issues
- Minors and Identification
- Your Role, Responsibilities and Liability
- Safety and Security