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California RBS Alcohol Seller-Server Training

Alcohol safety training ensures that sellers and servers of alcohol understand the liquor laws in their states and serve responsibly. State-approved RBS training provider for the hospitality and wine industry.

California RBS Alcohol Server Training Permit

California Alcohol Seller-Server Training Requirements

Responsible alcohol seller-server training ensures that sellers and servers of alcohol understand the liquor laws in their states and serve alcoholic beverages responsibly.

Responsible Beverage Service Training, also known as Alcohol Service Training, is mandatory for servers working in Orange County, Sonoma County, Alameda County, and the cities of Ventura, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Newport Beach, Salinas, Berkeley, National City, Poway, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Solana Beach, and Vista.

RBS training is not required in California at the state level, but many establishments make this training mandatory for all their employees in order to protect themselves against potential liability.

This responsible vendor training program can significantly reduce the risk and liability associated with alcohol service - whether or not it is required by your state. It also provides a “reasonable efforts” defense against service violations and civil claims and may reduce insurance premium costs.

Whether you’re a server, bartender, store clerk, manager, or business owner, this online alcohol server training is the easiest, most efficient way to learn about the responsibilities and best practices related to selling and serving alcohol. Your online California alcohol server certification gives you the training you need without the wasted time spent in a classroom! Earn you California alcohol license from the convenience of your home!

California Alcohol Regulatory Agency
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's mission is to gain and monitor compliance with California liquor laws and regulations through education, outreach, licensing, inspections and enforcement activities.

The California RBS Training Provider Program is voluntary as California law does not mandate applicants, licensees, or their employees to attend RBS training. However, the penalty for violations, as articulated in Rule 144, may be mitigated if the involved seller/server has previously attended a certified RBS training program.

California Alcoholic Beverage Control - Approved RBS Provider -

California Alcohol Seller-Server Training Regulations

California Alcohol Seller-Server Training Contact Info

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
ABC Headquarters
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 419-2500

California RBS Alcohol Seller-Server Training Course

Course Description
This course is about 3 hours in length and provides the learner (i.e., bartender, server, waiter, or a waitress) with the necessary knowledge about the particular state laws regarding alcohol service and proven techniques needed to be a responsible seller of alcohol and for providing a safe environment for customers. Specifically, you will learn:

  • how to protect yourself and your establishment from liability;
  • how alcohol affects your customers;
  • how to recognize the effects of alcohol on your customers;
  • how to prevent customers from becoming intoxicated;
  • how to intervene when you need to refuse a sale to someone;
  • how to prevent and deal with disturbances;
  • how to accurately check IDs and recognize minors;
  • how to prevent second-party sales; and
  • how to refuse a sale.

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: How Alcohol Affects the Body
  • Lesson 3: Recognizing Intoxicated Customers
  • Lesson 4: Preventing Disturbances
  • Lesson 5: Minors and Liability
  • Lesson 6: Second-Party Sales
  • Lesson 7: How to Refuse a Sale
  • Lesson 8: State Laws

End of Course - Certificate
At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the learning objectives and content. Upon successfully passing the exam with a minimum of 70%, the learner will be issued a course certificate document (or permit).

Course Summary

California Alcohol Seller Server Training
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • 100% online - no classroom attendance!
  • Take course anywhere and anytime!
  • Download certificate upon completion!
  • 24×7 Support: (877) 881-2235 - Online

California RBS Alcohol Seller-Server Training - Price: $12.50

California RBS Alcohol Seller-Server Training for Wineries - 3hrs
Price: $12.50

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Accepted Statewide
We offer online Alcohol Safety Training in California for: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno, Long Beach, Bakersfield, Santa Ana, Oakland, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Riverside, Stockton, Chula Vista, Irvine, Fremont, San Bernardino, Modesto, Oxnard, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Oceanside, Santa Rosa, Berkeley, and many more!