Map of required training datesRequired training dates for alcohol servers in Illinois bars, restaurants

The July 2015 signing of Public Act 99-0046 requires alcohol servers (and those checking ID's for alcohol service) in Illinois on-premise establishments to successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers/Servers Education & Training (BASSET) class every three years. As cited in the law, this mandate takes effect by a pre-determined date​ based upon county population (NOTE: Many local jurisdictions already require BASSET; please visit the Local Survey page for ordinances in your community). 

Click on the Illinois map​ to view a PDF file featuring a graphic representation of when alcohol servers and ID-checkers are required to be BASSET-certified by county, or scroll down for the list of Illinois counties by the required BASSET certification date (population based on 2010 U.S. Census data):

 BASSET certification currently required  (as of July 1, 2015)
  • Cook County
 Certification required by July 1, 2016  (alphabetical listing of counties with 200,000+ people)
  • Champaign County
  • DuPage County
  • Kane County
  • Lake County
  • Madison County
  • McHenry County
  • St. Clair County
  • Will County
  • Winnebago County
 Certification required by July 1, 2017  (alphabetical listing of counties between 30,000-200,000 people)
  • Adams County
  • Boone County
  • Bureau County
  • Christian County
  • Clinton County
  • Coles County
  • DeKalb County
  • Effingham County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Grundy County
  • Henry County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Kankakee County
  • Kendall County
  • Knox County
  • LaSalle County
  • Lee County
  • Livingston County
  • Logan County
  • Macon County
  • Macoupin County
  • Marion County
  • McDonough County
  • McLean County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • Ogle County
  • Peoria County
  • Randolph County
  • Rock Island County
  • Sangamon County
  • Stephenson County
  • Tazewell County
  • Vermilion County
  • Whiteside County
  • Williamson County
  • Woodford County
  Certification required byJuly 1, 2018  (alphabetical listing of counties with 30,000 people or less)
  • Alexander County
  • Bond County
  • Brown County
  • Calhoun County
  • Carroll County
  • Cass County
  • Clark County
  • Clay County
  • Crawford County
  • Cumberland County
  • De Witt County
  • Douglas County
  • Edgar County
  • Edwards County
  • Fayette County
  • Ford County
  • Gallatin County
  • Greene County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hancock County
  • Hardin County
  • Henderson County
  • Iroquois County
  • Jasper County
  • Jersey County
  • Jo Daviess County
  • Johnson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Marshall County
  • Mason County
  • Massac County
  • Menard County
  • Mercer County
  • Moultrie County
  • Perry County
  • Piatt County
  • Pike County
  • Pope County
  • Pulaski County
  • Putnam County
  • Richland County
  • Saline County
  • Schuyler County
  • Scott County
  • Shelby County
  • Stark County
  • Union County
  • Wabash County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • White County
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