Since 1997, we have trained thousands of people on how to serve food safely, serve alcohol responsibly and ways to make a lifetime guest. Joshua Systems will come to your establishment and make the training as convenient as possible for both you and your employees. If you wish, we can even help you with employee handbooks and training manuals.

What We Do

The TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) program is designed to teach servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking. Nine versions of the program address concerns specific to different groups. The programs currently available include: On Premise, Off Premise, Social Functions, Concessions, Casinos, University, Seniors, Parents and Workplace. All sessions are taught by certified TIPS trainers, using video and printed materials to facilitate discussion of the course content.

Each course consists of three primary sections: Information, Skills Training and Practice/Rehearsal. The information in each program focuses on the specific concerns and issues for that program. For example, the TIPS for On Premise program addresses needs specific to bars or restaurants. The TIPS for the University program tailors the information to the needs of students and college groups.

At the end of each program, the trainer administers a multiple-choice exam which is sent to Health Communications, Inc. for grading and record-keeping. Students who pass the exam receive a certification card, denoting the program they were trained in, which is valid for three years in most states, four years in Maryland, two years in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania..

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