S.A.L.E.S Alcohol Server Training

S.A.L.E.S Alcohol Server Training FAQ/Help

What is S.A.L.E.S. Online Training?

S.A.L.E.S is the revolutionary educational program for employers and employees of drinking establishments created by the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA). It's an acronym that stands for Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively and Safely.

Can the Online S.A.L.E.S course reduce my Dram Shop insurance?

Just like the MLBA's classroom S.A.L.E.S training, it can reduce your Dram Shop insurance rates by up to 15% (depending on your insurance agency)

What does the Online S.A.L.E.S course consist of?

The student will start with a 25 question Alcohol IQ Test to help them determine what they already know and help them learn what things they do not know. The student will be given immediate feedback after they answer each question whether they are right or wrong and an explanation of each answer.

After successfully answering all 25 questions the student will then be taken to the first of 10 video segments which consist of a video with sound on the left and on the right will be important information that coincides with the video. After each video segment (each lasting from 2 - 5 minutes) the student will be required to answer a series of questions in order to move on to the next segment. Once the 10 video segments are completed, the student will receive a certificate of completion that can be printed out for your records and the students information will be logged in the S.A.L.E.S Online Training database that they have successfully completed the training.

The 10 Video segments are as follows:

  1. Underage Consumption and Purchasing
  2. Carding
  3. Valid ID's
  4. Checking ID's
  5. Profiling Customers
  6. Intoxication Factors
  7. Customer Management
  8. Serving Strategies
  9. Dealing with Intoxicated Patrons
  10. Other Managing Issues

Where do I find my MLBA account number?

If you are an MLBA member in good standing (have paid your membership dues) you qualify for a discount on the Online S.A.L.E.S Training and can buy "blocks" of trainings of 10 or 25. Your MLBA account number is on your MLBA membership dues invoice as well as the back page of your MLBA Newsletter, "The Rough Draught". If you still can't find your account number please contact MLBA at info@mlba.com for your account number."

When I type in my account number it tells me that I am not a member, why?

Your membership may have expired. Remember, just because you receive PROOF Magazine does not mean that you are a MLBA member. Members in good standing must pay their yearly membership dues to get all the benefits of MLBA membership, including discounts on S.A.L.E.S training. If you feel there is an error please email MLBA at info@mlba.com.

How do I become an MLBA member?

If you are a business licensed to sell alcohol you can become an MLBA member. Simply go to www.mlba.com and click on "Membership". There is a membership application that you can fill out and mail or fax along with your dues to the MLBA office. In a few days you will be sent a membership package and the Online S.A.L.E.S database will be updated to accept your account number and allow you to access the discounted training and to buy "blocks" of discounted trainings.

What methods of payment are available?

You can use Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.

What if I want to buy a block of trainings for my employees?

Simply choose and pay for a block of 10 or 25 (if you are an MLBA member). You will be given a username and password that can be used by each of your employees that you want trained when they register for a course. This way you do not have to have each of your employees pay separately. The block of trainings are good for exactly one year from date of purchase.

How can I find out how many trainings that I have left in my "block" and when they expire?

Contact the MLBA for info.

What if I get disconnected or am unable to complete the training, will I have to start all over?

No. Each student will be given a login and password so if they want to complete the training at a later time, it will start off at the video segment that they left off.

I've forgotten my password, what is my password?

Go here to have it emailed to you.

The video is very choppy and stalls often?

Make sure that you have not selected "High Bandwidth" if you are on a dialup internet connection. Make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements (above). If your still having problems, you can complete the training on another computer. Just remember your username and password to login. You will re-start the training where you left off.

Why do the test questions not appear behind the video window after the video is complete?

You may need to disable popup blockers for this site (shows.implex.tv) or if you are using a Macintosh you must be using Mac OS X with Firefox or Netscape browsers. (See below).

How do I disable popup blockers?

  • Windows XP with Internet Explorer 6

You will need to disable popup blockers. Simply click on the "Tools" menu and choose "Turn off Popup Blocker". (See below) You can turn your popup blocker back on again once you have completed the training.

  • Google Toolbar

Simply click on the Popup Blocker box in the toolbar, it should say "Popups okay".

  • America On Line (AOL)

To completely turn off your pop-up blocker in AOL; 1. Click on Settings. 2. Click on Preferences. 3. Scroll down to Pop-ups. 4. Remove the check mark next to Suppress pop-ups from Web sites I visit using AOL software. 5. Click Save.
To allow popups for the SALES Online Training site only, 1. Go to AOL Keyword: Pop-up Preferences. 2. Select Allow Web pop-ups from these sites. 3. Type "shows.implex.tv" and click Add. 4. Click Save.

  • Other Third Party Toolbars and Ad Blockers

You may have toolbars from Yahoo!, MSN, Alta Vista, etc. with popup blockers that can be easily changed by clicking on the popup blocker button and choosing "Allow Popups" or "Allow Popups for This Site."

What if something happens and I cannot complete the training?

Just remember your username and password that you entered when you registered and you can login at a later time (even on another computer) and you will re-start the training where you left off!

I don't hear any sound on the video segments?

Make sure your computer's sound is on and volume is at an audible level. There is also a volume control in the player window. If there is a problem with your computer's sound, you can logout and complete your training on another computer. Just remember your username and password to login. You will re-start the training where you left off.

I have a Macintosh, can I still take the training?

Yes. Mac users must have the Silverlight Player installed, and have at least Mac OS X "Tiger" v 10.4.8 or Mac OS X v 10.5 "Leopard". You can get the Silverlight Player here: http://www.microsoft.com/Silverlight/Install.aspx

What are the system requirements?

Internet Connection Requirements

The minimum requirement for an Internet connection is a 56K modem. High-speed Internet access, such as DSL, cable, T-1, or ISDN is recommended for improved performance. The quality of the video stream is dependent on the volume of Internet traffic at the time of transmission and is not impacted by your hardware.

NOTE: All applications that suppress webpages from opening a new browser window (popup window) need to be disabled.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Intel Pentium II 200 MHz processor (or compatible).
64 MB of RAM
100 MB of free hard drive space
800 x 600 video display with 16,000 colors (16 bit video)
Sound card and either speakers or headphones

Minimum Software Requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later to ensure access to all features and enhancements
Windows Media Player 6.4 (for Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows NT* users)
Windows Media Player 7.0 or later (for Microsoft Windows 98, Windows ME, or Windows 2000 users)
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later

* When Windows Media Player 6.4 is used in combination with Windows NT and Internet Explorer 5.x, program sound problems may occur.

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