Merchant Initiatives


The Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) is a short course that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco products in our communities, while also lowering the liability risks for businesses and their employees. PREP is available for managers and servers/sellers in all 46 counties.

Approved by the S.C. Department of Revenue and the DAODAS, PREP is the only merchant education program available in South Carolina that covers all of the following:

  • Off-Premises Alcohol Sales Practices
  • On-Premises Alcohol Sales Practices
  • Tobacco Sales Practices
  • Development of Manager/Supervisor Sales Policies

For the PREP brochure, click here

PREP is available in all South Carolina counties. Click here to view contact information by county

All issues concerning PREP should be addressed to Michelle Nienhius of DAODAS at 803-896-1184.