New BASSET Certification Law – Are You Compliant?
With the passing of Public Act 098-0939, the entire state of Illinois will have mandatory BASSET certification by July 1, 2018, with a county population-based rollout starting as early as July 1, 2015 as listed below. NOTE: Some jurisdictions already require BASSET training even if their required date under the statute has not yet passed. For information on your area, please visit the Illinois Liquor Control Commission website.
BASSET Certification Currently Required
As of July 1, 2015, all servers of alcohol and bouncers who check ID must have their BASSET certification in order to work in Cook County.
All new hires must have certification within 120 days of being hired.
All Illinois BASSET cardholders must renew their certification every three years.
BASSET Certification Required By July 1, 2016
St. Clair County
BASSET Certification Required By July 1, 2017
Rock Island County
BASSET Certification Required by July 1, 2018
De Witt County
Jo Daviess County