If you are hosting an event that requires a Special Event Permit, all servers, both paid and un-paid, serving at the event must be have a Special Event Server (SES) certificate regardless of the number of event attendees. Managers and Special Event Permit holders for events with less than 500 people are also required to take the SES course.
For anyone currently holding a valid Serving It Right Certification there is NO need to also complete the SES course.
The Special Event Server (SES) certification is B.C.’s mandatory beverage service training program for special events.
There are three steps to receiving your Special Event Server certification:
With any event larger than 500 attendees, all managers and Special Event Permit holders must take Serving It Right.
The Serving It Right online exam costs $20 plus GST.
Complete the course online. Once you have successfully completed the exam you will receive your SES certificate number.