New BASSET Certification Law - Are You Compliant?

With the passing of Public Act 098-0939, the entire state of Illinois will have mandatory BASSET certification by July 1, 2018, with a county population-based rollout starting as early as July 1, 2015 as listed below. NOTE: Some jurisdictions already require BASSET training even if their required date under the statute has not yet passed. For information on your area, please visit the Illinois Liquor Control Commission website.

BASSET Certification Currently Required

  • Cook County
    • As of July 1, 2015, all servers of alcohol and bouncers who check ID must have their BASSET certification in order to work in Cook County.
    • All new hires must have certification within 120 days of being hired.
    • All Illinois BASSET cardholders must renew their certification every three years.

BASSET Certification Required By July 1, 2016

  • Champaign County
  • DuPage County
  • Kane County
  • Lake County
  • Madison County
  • McHenry County
  • St. Clair County
  • Will County
  • Winnebago County

BASSET Certification Required By July 1, 2017

  • Adams County
  • Boone County
  • Bureau County
  • Christian County
  • Clinton County
  • Coles County
  • DeKalb County
  • Effingham County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Grundy County
  • Henry County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Kankakee County
  • Kendall County
  • Knox County
  • LaSalle County
  • Lee County
  • Livingston County
  • Logan County
  • Macon County
  • Macoupin County
  • Marion County
  • McDonough County
  • McLean County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • Ogle County
  • Peoria County
  • Randolph County
  • Rock Island County
  • Sangamon County
  • Stephenson County
  • Tazewell County
  • Vermilion County
  • Whiteside County
  • Williamson County
  • Woodford County

BASSET Certification Required by July 1, 2018

  • Alexander County
  • Bond County
  • Brown County
  • Calhoun County
  • Carroll County
  • Cass County
  • Clark County
  • Clay County
  • Crawford County
  • Cumberland County
  • De Witt County
  • Douglas County
  • Edgar County
  • Edwards County
  • Fayette County
  • Ford County
  • Gallatin County
  • Greene County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hancock County
  • Hardin County
  • Henderson County
  • Iroquois County
  • Jasper County
  • Jersey County
  • Jo Daviess County
  • Johnson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Marshall County
  • Mason County
  • Massac County
  • Menard County
  • Mercer County
  • Moultrie County
  • Perry County
  • Piatt County
  • Pike County
  • Pope County
  • Pulaski County
  • Putnam County
  • Richland County
  • Saline County
  • Schuyler County
  • Scott County
  • Shelby County
  • Stark County
  • Union County
  • Wabash County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • White County

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