Palmetto Retailers' Education Program (PREP)

Palmetto Retailers' Education Program

PREP is short course that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco and prevent over-serving patrons.  The training seeks to help lower the liability risks for businesses and their employees. Approved by the Department of Revenue and the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, PREP is the only merchant education program available in South Carolina that covers all of the following:

  • Off-Premise Alcohol Sales and Practices
  • On-Premise Alcohol Sales and Practices          
  • Tobacco Sales and Practice
  • Development of Manager/Supervisor Sales Policies

The goal of PREP is to provide managers and servers/sellers with the knowledge and skills to comply with alcohol and tobacco policies at the state, local community, and establishment levels, and to avoid the potential consequences of failing to comply with those policies.