Serving It RightServing It Right

BC’s Responsible Beverage Service Program

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Welcome to Serving It Right™

Serving It Right

Blood Alcohol Concentration Guidelines

Changes to Serving It Right effective September 30, 2019: After 30 years of partnership between the hospitality industry and the Province of BC on the creation and delivery of Serving It Right (SIR), Special Event Server (SES) and responsible beverage service programs, the Province has decided to proceed with a different model. As of September 30, 2019 go2HR will no longer be administering these programs and a new organization will take over October 1, 2019. All existing certificates will still be valid and records will be transferred to the new service provider. We do not yet have information on the new service provider; however, once the transition has occurred, we will post the new contact information here.

It has been our pleasure to represent the tourism and hospitality industry on the delivery of these programs. Information on other go2HR programs can be found here: If you have questions, please contact

What is Serving It Right?

Serving It Right is British Columbia's mandatory self-study course that educates licensees, managers and servers about their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol, and provides effective techniques to prevent problems related to over-service. Serving It Right is administered by go2HR - BC's tourism industry human resource association.

Who Needs Serving It Right?

Generally speaking, all licensees, managers, sales staff and servers in licensed establishments. In addition, individuals may require Serving It Right for a SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT. For a complete list of those requiring a Serving It Right Certificate, and for those exempted from this requirement (ie: having an out-of-province responsible beverage service certificate), please see:
Who Needs Serving It Right?

How do I get a Serving It Right Certificate?

Certification is obtained by taking the SIR course and passing an exam. The course can be taken online or through self-study using a program manual.

The fastest, easiest (and greenest) way to get your SIR certificate is online.
The online program is convenient and offers quizzes and demonstration videos to help you learn the materials. The cost is $35 and you will receive your test results immediately. Upon successful completion, you can also print out your SIR certificate right away.

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A print version of the program is also available for those who do not wish to take the course online. Please note that you should allow up to 2 weeks from successful completion of your exam to receive your SIR certificate. For more information click here.

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