TAM Card of Las Vegas


Read More about obtaining a Techniques in Alcohol Management (TAM) Card in Las Vegas.

If you are new to Nevada and anticipate applying for employment (or volunteering) in Clark County (Las Vegas, Henderson, Laughlin, Mesquite) or Washoe County (Reno, Sparks) in areas that involve selling or serving alcohol, or providing security services at a place that sells or serves alcohol, the State of Nevada requires that you obtain a TAM card and there are no exceptions to the rule. TAM_Logo

Alcohol-related incidents and accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the State of Nevada indicate that 53% of automobile drivers who died in car crashes were under the influence of alcohol, while 57% of scooter, moped, ATV and motorcycle drivers who died in crashes were under the influence.  Even 43% of pedestrians killed every year in Nevada were inebriated, as well as 3 of every 4 bicycle riders who die in accidents!  Research also showed that every young person between the ages of 21 and 24 who died in car or other vehicular crashes in Clark County were under the influence. All of them! 

As you can see, Nevada experiences more alcohol related incidents than other states because of the prevalence of legalized casinos that keep alcoholic beverages flowing to gamers who become addicted to not only gambling, but also, alcohol.  There’s also a large number of people who consume alcohol in Nevada, as well as a genetic link to alcoholism present in children of alcoholics and other groups of individuals who are known to experience anxiety, depression and addiction to alcohol and other drugs.  In fact, over 10% of kids in the United States are living with at least one parent who is addicted to alcohol.   

Alcohol awareness is very important to those who work in areas that sell or serve alcoholic beverages and folks who provide security services in places that serve alcohol.  The process of obtaining a TAM card will familiarize people with the problems associated with alcohol and dealing with people who are under its influence. 

Obtaining the Techniques in Alcohol Management (TAM) card is an easy process that involves completing an online course and then being tested on that information.

Applicants must pay $25 to register, after which they will complete an online course that includes videos and interactive lessons, all of which can be completed in multiple sessions, if desired.  The TAM course is offered in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Ethiopian. 

At the northwest testing center applicants can walk-in for testing Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. or between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

The TAM test cannot be taken online and must be taken in person at one of the testing centers. After completing the online course, applicants can take the TAM test at one of the testing centers and must pass with a score of at least 75%, after which they will be given their TAM cards and no further fees are required.  If you fail the test, it can be retaken without additional charges at any time. 

If you have a TAM card that has expired or is due to expire, you can renew it by registering online, paying $25, completing the online course, taking the test at a testing center and receiving a passing test score of at least 75%, after which you will be given your TAM card.   

If you’ve lost your TAM card, a replacement can be provided after paying $10 and showing a government-issued photo identification at the same testing center from which you initially obtained the card that you lost.  

TAM card holders can now choose from a variety of design options that include Las Vegas, Cultural, Gay Pride, Military and Kids and Family.  Those interested in these design appearance options should tell the attendant when they go to take the final test at a testing center.  

Nevada law dictates that TAM cards must be picked up in person at one of the state-approved testing centers, after showing proper government-issued identification.