If you do not pass the exam, participants are given 1 free retake. However you CANNOT just retake the exam, you must re-attend the FULL class again. Therefore CAST of NM advises that participants come to this class well prepared, ready to learn, and well rested.
In the State of New Mexico, serving alcohol without a permit after the allowed 30 day “grace period”, could result in a fine of up to $500.00. T5he manager on duty and the establishment itself can also be fined separately. If your certificate has expired and you are caught serving alcohol, the fine could be as high as $250.00. Again, the manager on duty and establishment could also be cited and fined. Many establishments now require you to have a valid Server permit BEFORE being hired.