1. UPGRADING PERMITS
An alcohol server who is over the age of 18 and under the age of 21 may obtain a Class 13 Permit. When the server turns 21, they may upgrade their Permit to a Class 12 Mixologist Permit. The new upgraded Class 12 Permit will have the same expiration date as the original Class 13 Permit.
If you are wishing to upgrade your Class 13 Permit, click here to check who issued your Permit. If ALES is not listed under “Provider,” then we did not issue your original permit. To upgrade, you must contact the provider who issued your permit.
If ALES did issue you your permit, then we would be happy to upgrade it for you!
Simply send $10 (check or cash) handling fee and your correct return mailing address to:
12803 NE 86th St
Vancouver, WA 98682
Be sure to include:
1. The correct address to where your Class 12 Permit will be sent (including apt #)
2. The $ 10.00 fee, in check or cash
Your upgraded Class 12 Permit will be sent to you as soon as possible within the week.
We can also electronically process your new permit. Send $ 10.00 via PayPal to [email protected] If you do make an electronic payment, you must also send an email to that same email address. This email sent to [email protected] should have the subject line “permit upgrade request” and include your full name, current address, and phone number (in case questions arise) in the body of the email. We need this information to find you in our database and to process and send your new permit.
Also, do keep in mind that the expiration date on your permit upgrade will be the same as your original class 13 permit. If you only have a year or two left on your current permit it may be wiser for you to take the class again, and get a fresh five years on your new class 12 permit. Also, if you are needing a permit especially quickly, you can have you certificate of completion the same day you complete the three hour class. This states that you have satisfied the State requirement of completing the ALES course.
Thanks so much. Feel free to call our support number at 206.856.0062 if you are unsure which is the best action for you to take.