**APPLY TO JOIN US FOR THE 2022 FESTIVAL SEASON**
You will be required to have your BASSET certification in order to work any CFMG events. Not only is this certification required by CFMG, but all of the Chicago area festivals will require this as well. This is NOT optional and you will need to have this certification card or certificate on you at all times while working these events.
Your certification must be valid. If you have previously taken the online (or in person) BASSET course please check your card/certificate for the expiration date and make sure it has not expired. These certifications are valid for three years. If you cannot find your card/certificate you can look your certification up online
Anyone who needs to complete their certification (whether it’s the first time or you’ve had the certification in the past) will need to click the link below and complete the online training to become certified. This online class is boring and will take time. There are multiple websites where you can complete this training and they generally range from $10 to $30 for certification. You can often find coupon codes for these websites as well to get a better price. The links below should be the best options. Feel free to research websites on your own for a better deal, however, not all websites are reputable or recognized by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. We strongly suggest using one of the links below.
https://www.bassetonthefly.com/ BASSET certifications in minutes ONLY $12.99
BASSET On The Fly is an official provider of online BASSET certifications for sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages in Illinois, approved by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Created by Dustin Meyers, a veteran restaurant guy who has held virtually every position in the restaurant industry, our course utilizes the real stories and experiences of fellow seller-servers so you can make informed decisions and follow the law. We aren’t some corporate training company and our course doesn’t have cheesy skits with Z-list actors. Our course was made by seller-servers, for seller-servers in the great state of Illinois.
*We have not personally gone through this website for the certification course in the past, but it's another reputable option that looks to be even cheaper.
The goals and objectives of the BASSET Program are:
1.Train and educate sellers and servers to engage in responsible alcohol service;
2.Spot signs of intoxication and utilize various intervention techniques;
3.Prevent DUIs and alcohol-related fatalities;
4.Stop underage sales and underage drinking;
5. Create safer communities and establishments where alcohol is served;
6.Educate owners, managers and staff on dram shop insurance, state laws, and local ordinances regarding alcohol service.
CFMG 2022 Event Schedule
Spring Awakening July 8, 9, 10
Lollapalooza July 28, 29, 30, 31 Application coming soon
Ruido Fest Aug 19, 20, 21
Riot Fest Sept 16, 17, 18