Online course for unpaid volunteers
The Special Occasion Permit Online Course provides responsible alcohol service training to unpaid volunteers who serve and sell alcohol at public special occasions.
Special Occasion Permits are required for anyone selling alcohol, or for anyone serving alcohol at an event that is not held in a commercially permitted establishment, a private residence, or another private place. This is true for private, invitation-only events as well as for public events. SLGA will not issue a Special Occasion Permit for a private residence, but may consider permitting an outdoor event on a farm or acreage.
For more information about Special Occasion Permits and the types of events that require them, visit the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming (SLGA) website.
Special Occasion Permit online course
This course helps you understand your responsibilities and what you can do to ensure the safety of people attending any successful event. The online course takes about one hour to complete.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Fulfil your social responsibilities.
- Achieve a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at the event while reducing liability.
- Understand and apply relevant liquor legislation.
- Promote the responsible sale of liquor.
- Identify signs of intoxication and the techniques to effectively refuse or discontinue service.
Your certification is valid for five years from the date you successfully complete the course.
Important: read this before you sign up
The Special Occasion Permit Online Course is for people who serve and sell alcohol at public special occasions only. This course does not allow you to sell alcohol in retail settings or to serve alcohol in bars and restaurants. Serve It Right Saskatchewan (SIRS) is the official provincial responsible service of alcohol program. SIRS is mandatory for all employees, including owners and managers, involved in the sale and service of alcohol in liquor permitted establishments, such as bars and restaurants. When you complete SIRS, you are also allowed to sell or serve alcohol at public special occasions, as well to sell alcohol in retail settings or to serve alcohol in bars and restaurants.
If you are looking for the mandatory provincial responsible service program or if you will be selling or serving alcohol in a liquor permitted establishment, such as a commercial bar or restaurant, as part of your job, you must complete Serve It Right Saskatchewan (SIRS).