Server Training

McGill University requires that at least one Event Coordinator and all event servers at all student events attend a three-hour Server Training session.  This applies to ALL STUDENT EVENTS held on campus involving alcohol. The University will not issue alcohol permits or book an event and/or book a room until this training is complete, so if you're planning a party you will want to be trained well in advance.  Server Training Badges must be worn by servers at all times they are serving alcohol at on-campus events. You will receive your badge at the session you attend.

About Server Training

The Server Training Program educates student alcohol providers about their legal responsibilities as servers and provides practical methods for ensuring responsible consumption and minimizing alcohol related harms. All students who serve alcohol on McGill Campus must be Server Trained. Topics covered include:

  • McGill Policy and Security
  • Alcohol and its effects on the body
  • How to serve alcohol
  • Alcohol first aid and safety
  • Alcohol and consent
  • Quebec laws and Montreal bylaws

Please note: This is NOT a bartending course. 

Session dates are listed for registration on the myInvolvement portal

**You must be signed into the myInvolvement portal in order to register.  Please create a login with your McGill email address, if you do not already have one.  Your confirmation to the session and any additional updates will be sent to you via this site.  Please fill out the information form for the event date of your choice (link located in the event description).

If you need assistance with registration, have questions about the program or have lost your badge, please email us servertraining.stuserv [at] (here)

If you are requesting a badge reprint, this will take 5 business days from the day requested.

Your Server Training badge is valid for 3 years or until you graduate (whichever is sooner).  If your badge has expired, you must be recertified and retake the Server Training workshop.


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