We’re Back! TAM® of Nevada Classroom Training Begins on June 1st

The wait is over! Beginning Tuesday, June 1st, TAM of Nevada will return to offering in-person alcohol awareness classes. Check out our website for the official class schedule.

Reservations for our classroom courses are strongly encouraged. Please send us a text message or email letting us know your name and what date you will be attending class. You can reach us by e-mail at [email protected] or text us at (702) 210-4197.

Our online alcohol awareness training remains a popular option and will still be available 24/7. However, we know some people prefer to learn in the classroom with our instructors. We’re happy to offer both of these options! We’ve missed all of our classroom students and can’t wait to see you again soon.

Las Vegas Law Allowing Alcohol Delivery Goes into Effect on Sunday – Delivery Drivers Must Visit the TAM Office to Get Their Mandatory TAM Cards

Las Vegas restaurants and convenience stores can now use third-party delivery services like Postmates and Uber Eats to deliver alcohol to their customers. The new law takes effect on Sunday, January 30, 2021. Businesses struggling under the strain of COVID restrictions will now have another avenue to boost revenues. Restaurants and bars can use this change to enhance their menus. For example, providing unique cocktail options that set them apart from liquor stores.

Are you planning to offer alcohol liquor delivery service from your business? Make sure you know all of the rules.

  1. The law states that all delivery drivers MUST complete mandatory alcohol awareness training and get their TAM Card®. Drivers will be responsible for checking ID’s for age and verifying addresses upon delivery.
  2. The only place to get a real TAM Card® is www.tamnevada.com.  
  3. Delivery drivers must be 21 years or age or older.
  4. Delivery to hotels and casinos is not allowed.

If you’re a delivery driver and still need to get your TAM Card, you still have time! The official alcohol awareness course is available online 24/7 at www.tamnevada.com. After you complete your online training, visit the TAM® of Nevada office at 2310 Paseo Del Prado, A106, Las Vegas, NV 89102 to pick up your official TAM Card.

The only official TAM office in Las Vegas is open for business six days a week to issue TAM Cards. Our business hours are 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am-12:30pm on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you soon

Alcohol Awareness in the Time of COVID: New Rules for Curbside To-Go Alcohol Sales

takeout curbside alcoholWe’ve gotten a lot questions from our students about the new rules for restaurants selling beer and wine to-go during the pandemic. As the COVID situation continues to evolve, some Nevada communities are allowing some temporary exceptions to their alcohol sales rules.

The Clark County Department of Business License has released a helpful guide with details that should be reviewed by all alcohol sales professionals. Here is a summary are the main points you should know:

  1. Clark County, the City of Las Vegas, and Henderson all have different rules for curbside alcohol sales. Make sure to visit the link above and read the rules for your jurisdiction.
  2. Businesses may need to apply for temporary licenses to offer alcohol to-go.
  3. In Clark County: Businesses can offer beer and wine on curbside to-go orders, but those orders must also include food. They may not sell hard liquor, or mixed drinks. Delivery services including Door Dash and Uber Eats are prohibited from delivering alcohol.
  4. In Las Vegas: Any alcohol sold must be in the sealed manufacturers’ container. That means no mixed drinks or house-blended beverages like sangria. A business can only sell the types of alcohol they are already licensed for. For example, a beer and wine licensee can only offer beer and wine with their to-go orders. They would not be permitted to sell hard liquor.
  5. In Henderson: Businesses can offer beer and wine on curbside to-go orders, but the order must also include food.
  6. Alcohol Awareness Cards: TAM Cards® are still required for ALL sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages. This program has not been suspended. If you or your employees are responsible for making curbside to-go sales of alcoholic beverages, ensure you have a valid TAM Card or else you could face penalties. Official TAM Cards can be obtained from TAM of Nevada.

Remember, these rules are temporary. Businesses should communicate with licensing authorities in their jurisdiction to make sure they are in compliance.

Alcohol sales professionals should continue to use the Techniques of Alcohol Management when they make curbside to-go alcohol sales. The same rules you learn in your TAM training still apply.

  • Always check for valid I.D. before making a sale.
  • You should not make a sale to someone who is visibly intoxicated. This is double as important when selling alcoholic beverages to someone who is immediately going to get back in their car and drive away.

If you have questions about getting a new TAM Card or renewing an existing TAM Card, you may contact us at [email protected]. The official TAM course is always available 24/7 at www.tamnevada.com.

TAM® of Nevada Returns to Mesquite with Once-Monthly TAM Card Classes

Great news, Mesquite! We are happy to announce that beginning on Wednesday, August 19th, we will be returning to Mesquite to serve you better. We’ll be offering TAM Card® classes and exam proctoring on the third Wednesday of each month.

We’ll be following health and safety procedures to respect social distancing during class. Students will sit at least six feet apart and will need to wear a mask for the entirety of the class.

Please join us at the Casa Blanca Resort and Casino located at 950 W. Mesquite Boulevard. Class will be held in the Cortez Room at 8:30am. For students who have already completed the official online course, please arrive at 11:00 am for a short final exam.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected] or (702) 545-6664 and we’ll be happy to help. You may visit the TAM Card Classroom Course page on the website to learn more about class dates, times, and pricing.

We look forward to seeing our Mesquite students again very soon.