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Initial CEP Permanent Licensure

Culinary Education Program - Beer, Wine and Liquor Consumption on Premises (CEP) A culinary education program is a program that educates enrolled students in the culinary arts, including the preparation, cooking, and presentation of food, or provides education and experience in culinary arts-related businesses. To be eligible for the license, the program must be provided by one of the qualifying institutions identified by statute as: 1. A state university as defined in s. 1000.21; 2. A Florida College System institution as defined in s. 1000.21; 3. A career center as defined in s. 1001.44; 4. A charter technical career center as defined in s. 1002.34 5. A nonprofit independent college or university that is located and chartered in this state and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to grant baccalaureate degrees, that is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education, and that is eligible to participate in the William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant Program; or A nonpublic postsecondary educational institution licensed pursuant to part III of chapter 1005.

Application Requirements:
  • DISCLAIMER: Applicants may be required to provide some or all of the following (any additional requirements are listed in the form instructions):
  • FEE: Pay $100 ( of the annual license fee), if requesting a temporary license. Pay $1,820 fee for the permanent license.
  • APPLICATION: Complete form DBPR ABT-6025 by clicking on "Printable Application" at the bottom of this page (detailed instructions included).
  • FINGERPRINTS: If applicable, In-State residents should visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement''s web site to get a list of approved Livescan Device Vendors (a link to the provider list is available through the fingerprint FAQs). You must be able to provide the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco''s Originating Agency Identifier Number (ORI#) which is FL920150Z. Out-of-State applicants must contact the division to obtain a fingerprint card. To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our fingerprint FAQs.

  • ARREST DISPOSITION: Provide certified copies of arrest disposition, if applicable.
  • MORAL CHARACTER: Provide mitigation of moral character, if applicable.
  • RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY: Submit Right of Occupancy, if applicable.
  • SKETCH: Submit sketch of premise. The educational institution must specify designated areas in the facility where alcoholic beverages may be consumed.
  • ZONING: Submit Zoning approval, if applicable. If the educational institution is exempt, documentation of the exemption must be provided.
  • HEALTH: Obtain and submit health approval, if applicable.
  • SECRETARY OF STATE: Submit Secretary of State/Certificate of Status, if applicable. If the educational institution is exempt, documentation of the exemption must be provided.
  • DOR: Obtain and submit Department of Revenue clearance.
  • FEIN: Submit Federal Employer''s Identification Number (FEIN), if applicable.
  • SSN: Submit Social Security Number (SSN), if applicable.
  • CONTRACTS: Submit Contracts or Agreements, if applicable.
  • PARTNER, OFFICER OR STOCKHOLDER: Submit Partner, Officer or Stockholder information, if applicable.
  • GENERAL LAWS: Submit acknowledgement of meeting the minimum requirements listed in general laws and special acts, if applicable.
  • SUBMIT APPLICATION: Submit your application online via the Online Services link below, or alternatively, mail or hand deliver a printable application to one of our district offices.

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