California Alcohol Server Training

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  • 2 Hour Self-Paced Online Course
  • 20 Multiple-Choice Final Exam
  • Printable Certificate of Completion
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California Alcohol Server Training

RBSpermit.com was approved by the California ABC as an online training provider in 2009.

California Responsible Alcohol Server Training

Seller/server training is important. Learn the alcohol server laws and regulations in California to keep your establishment and your community safe.

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We offer California responsible sales and service online training. Our online seller/server training course is designed to promote the legal and responsible sale and service of alcoholic beverages in California.

RBS training is for anyone selling alcoholic beverages in a store or serving drinks in a bar or restaurant. Bartenders, waiters, and their managers who are RBS certified are more successful in stopping underage drinking and in recognizing the signs of intoxication.

Our online course focuses on the skills and techniques used to recognize the signs of intoxication and how to intervene to keep your patrons and establishment safe. The training also covers underage drinking, ID checking, and much more.

Course Features

Our online training course is a 2 hour interactive course with full audio narration and engaging real-world scenarios for the best user experience and information retention. Our training course works on all computer devices including: smart phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs. If needed, you can conveniently switch back and forth between your phone (or tablet) and your computer, while taking the course, and you will always be returned to your most recent progress. Once you create an account you can log in from any computer or mobile device and train anytime, anywhere.

You have 6 months from enrollment to complete this course. You can log in and out of your training account and your place in the course will be saved.

After successfully completing this course and the 20 multiple choice question final exam, you will be able to print your RBS Certificate of Completion from your own printer.

Course Outline

Our online California Alcohol Seller/Server Training Course contains four units of instruction, a course review, a supplement covering alcohol sales and service laws specific to California, and an online final exam. Below is a detailed course outline of topics covered in the course.

Unit One

Topics in this Unit:
Responsible Sales and Service
Unit One Review
Unit One Quiz

Unit Two

Topics in this Unit:
Minors and Age Verification
Age Verification and ID Checking
Unit Two Review
Unit Two Quiz

Unit Three

Topics in this Unit::
Physical Effects of Alcohol
Absorption Factors
Alcohol and Drugs
Unit Three Review
Unit Three Quiz

Unit Four

Topics in this Unit:
Intoxication
Indicators of Intoxication
Test Your Skills
Managing Drinking Behavior
Stopping Alcohol Service
Creating a Safe Environment
Unit Four Review
Unit Four Quiz

Course Review

Topics in this Unit:
Review of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4

California State Laws & Regulation

Topics in this Unit:
California Alcohol Seller/Server Laws

Final Exam

20 multiple-choice questions - you must score at least 70% to pass

Certificate of Completion

Upon successfully completing our California RBS course and final exam, you will be able to immediately print your certificate of completion. It will also be emailed to you.

Your certification is valid for 2 years from the date of course completion.

If you work in a mandatory city or county you may be required to carry your certification while selling and/or serving the alcoholic beverages

If you lose your RBS certificate and need a replacement, you can log back into your account and print additional copies.

RBS Training Requirements

RBS training is not mandatory at the state level, however many cities and counties have made RBS training mandatory. Depending on the city or county you work in you may be required to complete an RBS program. Your employer may also mandate RBS certification as a requirement for employment.

Below are some areas that require training, but please check your local ordinances to see if RBS alcohol training is required in order to be employed at a liquor establishment.

  • City of Ventura
  • City of Rohnert Park
  • City of Newport Beach
  • City of Salinas
  • Alameda County
  • Orange County
  • City of Berkeley

RBS Program Provider

We were originally approved by California in 2009 as RBSpermit.com. Although the California ABC no longer has a process for approving RBS providers, we continue to meet all the requirements of the State of California providing the SureSell RBS Training course. You can view the California RBS program provider list on the California ABC website.