2014 Classes

Alcohol compliance is a highly regulated field. Compliance experts aren’t licensed or formally trained in compliance requirements and regulations. Traditionally compliance knowledge is on the job training and a lot of trial and error. Falling out of compliance puts your permits at risk and without permits your business is in jeopardy.

You need to take your compliance seriously. Your business depends on it.

The Wine Compliance Academy will help you reduce the expense, risk and wasted time.You can take classes to learn about compliance or sign up for our qualification program to become a Qualified Compliance Professional.

The Wine Compliance Academy (WCA) teaches compliance topics ranging from agency overviews to step-by-step instructions for filing applications. We provide levels of instruction for novice, intermediate, and advanced individuals. The WCA is a great environment to learn important regulatory requirements and tips on keeping your compliance organized and accurate. Tips for file organization, compliance management and a one-on-one study hall can be used by all.

Class Schedule and Pricing:

Wednesday, May 14th Compliance Fundamentals I 9am – 11:30am $199.00
Wednesday, May 28th Compliance Fundamentals II 9am – 11:30am $199.00
Wednesday, June 11th Operational Reporting Overview 9am – 12pm $229.00
Wednesday, July 16th Compliance Fundamentals I 9am – 11:30am $199.00
Wednesday, July 30th Compliance Fundamentals II 9am – 11:30am $199.00
Wednesday, Aug. 20th Operational Reporting Overview 9am – 12pm $229.00

Compliance Fundamentals I

The first installment of Compliance Fundamentals I will include a review of the various federal, state and local governing agencies, their requirements along with a detailed description of license and permit types. This class is directed toward individuals looking to gain an understanding of general wine compliance requirements. Applicable compliance materials are included in the course price. The class is one hour and 45 minutes.

Compliance Fundamentals II

The second installment of compliance fundamentals will pick up where Compliance Fundamentals I left off. A comprehensive review of the license application process, tips for a successful submission, ongoing requirements will be covered. An overview of Federal Label Approvals/COLAs and trade name additions will also be discussed. This class is directed towards individuals looking to gain an understanding of general wine compliance requirements. Applicable compliance materials are included in the course price. The class is one hour and 45 minutes.

Operational Reporting Overview

Operational Reporting Overview will cover all the reporting requirements for winery compliance. Detailed instructions for bills of lading, cellar records, bottling reports and how all data is compiled to create TTB Reports of Wine Operation (702s), TTB excise tax returns, SBOE winegrower tax returns, ABC wine blender reports. In addition an overview of proper file management and organization will be discussed. Applicable compliance materials are included in the course price. The class is two hours.

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