The N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is offering free Responsible Alcohol Seller Server classes in September.

Geared toward managers and staff of any North Carolina business with an ABC permit, any member of the public is welcome to attend a training to learn about the state’s ABC laws and regulations.

Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program (RASP) training is designed to address issues affecting businesses selling alcohol for on-premise consumption as well as off-premise consumption.

The RASP training is a free two-hour seminar that provides participants with the most current information on alcohol laws and covers techniques for preventing underage and intoxicated patrons.

To register online, go to and choose the Responsible Alcohol Seller Server event.

The training class will be at the Jackson County Public Library from 2-4 p.m., Sept. 14.

It will also be livestreamed.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask the trainers questions directly. A prevention representative from Mountain projects will also be at each training. Masks will be required, and social distancing will be observed.

The local contact is Mark Pilon at Mountain Projects, Inc., 25 Schulman St. Sylva, at 586-2345 ext. 8, or