- Register with the California ABC as an alcohol server (this includes the managers of alcohol servers) on the RBS Portal.
- Take RBS training at www.RBStraining.com.
- Take the California alcohol server certification exam on the RBS Portal.
Responsible Beverage Service training teaches servers to responsibly serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption and mitigate alcohol-related harm in California communities.
Yes, effective July 1, 2022, RBS training is required by CA Assembly Bill 1221 and Assembly Bill 82. On-premises alcoholic beverage servers and their managers must successfully complete an ABC approved RBS training program and exam no later than August 31, 2022, or within 60 days of initial employment.
A completed RBS course is required by all employees working at an establishment with an “ABC on Premise License.” An on premise license means customers both purchase and consume alcohol at the establishment. All staff and managers will need to be certified.
No, you do not need to take the entire course at one time. You may take as many breaks as you would like throughout the course. Just make sure you log out prior to exiting out of the course. Note: Your progress automatically saves every time you complete a module section.
There will not be downloadable RBS certificates. Instead, upon completing training and the final exam, a certification number is issued and valid for 3 years. RBS Certification can be found on your ABC RBS Portal. To login to your account click here. Your server ID number should be given to your employer for verification.
The RBS course can be paid for using most major credit cards online.
Yes, the RBS course is available online and can be found on www.rbstraining.com
To obtain a Learner ID, you must register as an alcohol server (including managers of alcohol servers) with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the alcohol server will need to create an account on the RBS Portal here. Once an account has been created on the RBS Portal, the alcohol server will need to select and complete the Server Registration form. There is a $3.00 fee associated with the registration process. This $3.00 fee is non-refundable.
RBS certification is valid for 3 years. The course and exam have to be retaken every 3 years.
Once training has been confirmed by the training provider, exam access will be granted in your RBS portal. You will have three attempts to pass the exam with a 70% or better before having to retake the training and paying $3.00 for the exam.