Serving It RightServing It Right

BC’s Responsible Beverage Service Program

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Getting Started


Who Must Have a Serving It Right certificate?

All licensees, managers and staff must obtain SIR certification prior to working in a licensed establishment. SIR certification is not an eligibility criteria for licensing, but it is an operating requirement.

Whether or not you - or your staff - require a Serving It Right certificate generally depends on the type of liquor licence you have. Review the relevant licensee terms and conditions handbook for more details.

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Food-Primary Licence (restaurants)

Liquor-Primary Licence / Liquor-Primary Club Licence (For example: bars, pubs, nightclubs, casinos, stadiums)

Catering Licence

Licensee Retail Store Licence (private liquor stores)

Wine Stores

Special Wine Stores

Duty Free Stores

BC Liquor Stores

Manufacturer Sampling Areas, On-Site Stores, Lounges and Special Event Areas

Rural Agency Stores


Care Facilities

Special Event Permit