Merchant Education

Adult Services

Did you know that violations of SC alcohol/liquor laws can result in a minimum $677 fine (includes court costs and fees), 30 days in jail, court costs, mandatory merchant education, and liquor license suspension or revocation.

The Phoenix Center offers the Palmetto Retailers Education Program, a comprehensive Merchant Education class to those who sell and serve alcohol in Greenville County. This program enables participants to prevent alcohol sales to minors, recognize signs of intoxication, and intervene with patrons who are already intoxicated. Servers, clerks, and bartenders who are trained in server education will greatly reduce liquor liability exposure, improve customer service, and ensure a safer, healthier Greenville County.

Merchant Education through The Phoenix Center offers participants:

Other resources can be found here:

For more information, contact Sophie Finnell at or (864) 467-3317