Purpose of Practice

To create an online e-learning alcohol program similar in content, design and ease of use as the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) online tobacco training program that was launched in October of 2010.

Description of Practice

The Iowa Program for Alcohol Compliance Training (I-PACT) eLearning course went live February 29, 2012. Iowa’s alcohol retailers have the opportunity to receive alcohol compliance training wherever and whenever they want, free of charge. This is the first time in Iowa that state-wide alcohol training has been available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I-PACT is aimed at both on-and off-premises retail alcohol licensees. The overall goal of I-PACT is increased voluntary compliance with the state’s alcohol laws through education. The core objective of the program is to prevent illegal sales of alcohol by educating alcohol sellers and increasing awareness of changes in Iowa’s liquor laws. I-PACT covers the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (Iowa Code chapter 123), valid forms of identification, and how to spot altered and fake IDs. The program focuses on preventing underage sales and sales to intoxicated patrons. Participants will learn techniques for refusing the sale of alcohol with minimal confrontation. The training also includes regulations and tips for offsite delivery of alcohol. The program asks that a PACT is made for Iowa’s kids to pledge not to use alcohol products, Iowa's retailers to pledge not to sell alcohol to minors and Iowa's law enforcement to enforce alcohol laws




Name: Shannon Pogones 
Agency: Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division 
Address: 1918 SE Hulsizer Road, Ankeny, IA 50021 
Tele: 515-281-3426 
Email: pogones@iowaabd.com