BEST Alcohol Awareness Certification

Maryland's BEST is a 4-hour alcohol awareness certification program written specifically by hospitality industry professionals in Maryland. Responsible alcohol service helps businesses to avoid fines, increased insurance costs, the loss of a liquor license, and even loss of the business.


Recognition in Maryland

Maryland’s BEST meets all of the requirements for responsible alcohol service training as required by Article 2B of the Annotated Code of Maryland and is accepted in ALL Maryland counties.

Alcohol Awareness Certification

  - The Importance of Responsible Alcohol Service
  - Underage Drinking and ID’s
  - The Effects of Alcohol on the Body
  - Levels of Intoxication
  - Techniques for Controlling Consumption and Preventing Intoxication

Prepare yourself with training from a trusted and experienced source—the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation (RAMEF). To learn more, view our BEST Frequently Asked Questions.


You can also learn about our BEST Train the Trainer Workshop.