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BASSET Instructor Certification Course (Classroom)

Welcome to the BASSET Instructor Certification Course, the essential requirement for becoming a certified BASSET instructor in the State of Illinois. This intensive nine-hour (one-day) classroom program is tailored for a diverse audience, including owners, managers, senior employees of alcohol sales establishments, police agencies, municipal workers, liquor industry professionals, and independent consultants aspiring to become BASSET instructors.


What to Expect:

Our comprehensive program covers a wide range of vital topics, including:

  • Effective Public Speaking: Learn the art of engaging and informative public speaking.

  • Curriculum Development: Understand how to set course objectives, create syllabi, and establish program timelines.

  • Group Dynamics: Gain insights into managing diverse groups and fostering an inclusive learning environment.

  • Adult Learning Theory: Explore techniques to optimize adult learning and retention.

  • Material Research: Access valuable resources for your training programs.


Our course goes beyond theory, thoroughly covering the five key areas of BASSET and providing practical guidance on how to deliver content effectively to both on-premise and off-premise alcohol sellers and servers.

Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be fully qualified and receive assistance in applying for your BASSET instructor license from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. This course is particularly advantageous for businesses, municipalities, and institutions seeking cost-effective, in-house training solutions.

Additional Benefits:

In addition to the trainer series certificate, completing students must provide the Illinois Liquor Control Commission with a fully developed BASSET program, pre & post-tests, class syllabus, timelines, and supplemental training materials for instructor license issuance. Your tuition includes updated 2024 pre-formatted 4-hour (on-premise) and 3-hour (off-premise) classroom programs pre-approved and 100% compliant by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Our materials are available in various formats, ensuring flexibility in program delivery.

Ownership and Compliance:

Once purchased, the program becomes your property and is royalty-free. However, distribution or sale to any third party requires written consent from CPB Consulting LLC. Our Trainer Certification/BASSET Program Package allows you to conduct your first BASSET class within three weeks of submitting your application to the ILCC.

Tuition Information:

Tuition for the Classroom Trainer Certification / 2024 BASSET Classroom Package Combination is $625.00.

Upcoming Classes:

There are currently no live classes scheduled. However, registration for the Online BASSET Instructor Certification Program is open. Special discounted tuition rates are available for law enforcement.

Invoice billing, including provided W9, is an option for municipalities registering two or more students. Contact us for further details.

For more information and registration, please contact CPB Consulting at 815-342-3851 or

Join us in promoting responsible alcohol service and becoming a certified BASSET instructor today!

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