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How to Get Your California Responsible Beverage Service Training


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  • Buy our 100% online course

  • Create an account on the state’s online RBS Portal

  • Complete your application

  • Pay the $3 state application fee



  • Start your online training 
  • California Department of ABC-approved
  • Satisfies standards for AB 1221 regulations

Pass the State Certification Exam

  • Take the exam on the RBS Portal
  • Pass within 30 days of completing your training
  • Earn your certification

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About Course

Format: Online
Compatible Devices: Computer, Tablet, and Smartphone (Android, iOS)
Teaching Methods: Interactive activities, audio, video, full-text, etc.
Available Languages: Español
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Length: 120 Minutes (Start and stop as needed)

This RBS training is approved in California by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

The purpose of the alcohol training program is to prepare alcohol servers to enter the workforce by providing the required alcohol server information as specified by California regulations.

Learning Objectives 
By the end of this course you will be able to: 
  • Understand alcohol’s effects on the body
  • Understand alcohol service laws
  • Learn to identify problem situations
  • Know how to slow down and refuse service
  • Learn and practice key serving techniques
  • Recognize the importance of establishment policies

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California Responsible Beverage Service Training - Spanish FAQs

Is this StateFoodSafety alcohol certification training approved for my area? 

This training program matches the standards set in AB 1221 for all on premise alcohol servers and managers in California. 

Do I need alcohol training? 

If you are an alcohol server in California, you are required to complete an approved alcohol training course and pass the state administered online exam within 60 days of employment. 

When do I need to get my California Responsible Beverage Service Training and Exam? 

Assembly Bill 82 mandates that all on-premises alcoholic beverage servers and their managers must successfully complete an ABC approved training program and state administered exam no later than Aug. 31, 2022.  New employees must complete the training and exam within 60 days of hire. 

What do I get when I finish this course? 

A certificate of completion for the StateFoodSafety California Responsible Beverage Service Training.  

Are there any additional steps? 

Yes, after 24 hours of completing the training course you will receive an email from the ABC/RBS portal notifying you that your exam is ready. You must then successfully complete the exam in order to receive your digital certificate number. 

How do I renew my StateFoodSafety  California RBS Training certification? 

If your certificate ID Number has expired, you will need to purchase and retake the California  Responsible Beverage Service training and successfully pass the state-administered exam.

1. How do I earn my California RBS Certification? 

  1. Register on the RBS Portal. Before you start your training, visit the RBS Portal to register as an alcohol server. Within the portal, you’ll submit your application and pay the $3 state application fee. Write down the Server ID Number found on your portal dashboard. 
  2. Take the RBS course. Once you’re registered on the RBS Portal and have a Server ID Number, you can start your training. Register for the StateFoodSafety course, enter your Server ID and complete your training online. 
  3. Take the state certification exam. Within 1-2 days of course completion, you’ll receive an email from the California ABC saying your state certification exam is ready. There is no additional fee to take the exam. Log into the RBS Portal and take the online exam within 30 days of finishing your training. You have up to three chances to score 70% or better.  
After you successfully pass the state exam, your status on the RBS Portal dashboard will be updated to Certified. This may take up to one business day. ABC does not issue servers a print or downloadable certificate.  

Is this StateFoodSafety alcohol certification training approved for my area?

This training program matches the standards set in AB 1221 for all on premise alcohol servers and managers in California.

Certificate Reprint

In most areas, you can reprint your required Alcohol Server Certificate by logging in to your account.

  1. Login.
  2. Find the Certificates window on your dashboard.
  3. Locate the digital version of your certificate and click View Certificate.
  4. Select Print or Email.

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View Certificate

Note: In some areas, you get your official Alcohol Server Certificate from the local health department. If you have lost the card you received from your state, county, or local health department, you will need to call that health department to obtain a new card, permit, or certificate.

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