Licensee Training

THERE ARE MULTIPLE VALID TYPES OF KANSAS DRIVER’S LICENSE / IDENTIFICATION CARDS

  • Driver’s license and identification cards issued to under-aged persons will continue to be in the vertical format.
  • A red bar continues to appear under the cardholder’s portrait who is between 14 and 20 years of age with the date when then they will turn 21 years of age.
  • A green bar continues to appear under the portrait for those under 14 years of age.
  • For Real ID information click here

Multiple versions of driver's license

TIPS FOR VERIFYING PATRON IS OF LEGAL DRINKING AGE

  • You can refuse service to a person if you are suspicious about their age.
  • Request a second or third form of identification.
  • Question the person about their birthdate, age, address, etc. without them being able to refer to the ID.
  • Be cautious of out-of-state driver's licenses when used by a person that is youthful in appearance.
  • Post signage that you check IDs for age verification and then actually enforce the practice.

COMMON MISTAKES MADE DURING AGE VERIFICATION CHECKS

  • Selling to a person who presents a vertical license (these are issued to underage persons).
    • It is possible that they have turned 21 and still have the old license, but be very careful.
    • The vertical license will also contain a colored bar which includes the words "under 21 until **/**/**" (the date of their 21st birthday).
    • The driver's license issued to an adult, over the age of 21, is horizontal.
  • It is recommended that a licensee have a visible reminder for employees, which states what date a person must have been born before to be 21 years of age. Many businesses use a daily changing calendar type device.
  • The picture on the identification doesn't match the person presenting it.
  • Be aware that modern technology allows for the production of a more sophisticated fake ID.
  • Selling alcoholic beverages to a person with no form of photo identification.

LICENSEE TRAINING IS AVAILABLE

Request an educational visit from an ABC Agent. Training topics include: proper identification verification procedures, how to be compliant with liquor statutes and regulations, and an overview of Underage Drinking Laws.