CA - Responsible Beverage Service Training - ABC APPROVED
Our ABC Approved RBS training program presents all of the topics and information contained in the California Code of Regulations for alcohol servers.
Our course includes interactive progress questions throughout, including each of the five major curriculum topics. In addition, we provide a downloadable RBS Workbook detailing our ABC Approved RBS training course content to assist you in retaining this knowledge after you have completed our approved RBS training course.
Training Program Summary:
Our Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Approved RBS training program is one of the fastest ways for you to get your required training. Our course presents all of the topics and information contained in the California Code of Regulations for alcohol servers. With our easy-to-use video player and interactive progress questions, you will get the knowledge you need to pass the ABC online exam and get your ABC RBS certificate. In addition, we provide a downloadable RBS Workbook detailing our ABC Approved RBS training course content to assist you in retaining this knowledge after you have completed our approved RBS training course. You must complete your exam within 30 days of training completion.
Training Length - 90 Minutes
Ability to complete training on your schedule. Start, pause, stop, start again where you left off.
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Instant Transmission of Course Completion to ABC
Downloadable PDF Certificate of Completion
Mobile Device Compatible
HD Broadcast Quality
24/7 Online Access
1-Year Access to Training (365 days)
CA - Employment Laws for ABC:
The Responsible Beverage Service Training Act was established in 2017 with the passage of Assembly Bill 1221. This law mandated the Alcoholic Beverage Control to develop the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program (RBSTP) to educate servers and managers of alcoholic beverages on the risks of serving alcohol to minors and over-serving patrons. The goal of the program is to decrease alcohol-related harm in communities. Starting in 2021, an estimated 1,000,000 on-premises alcohol servers, managers, and licensees are required to complete this training.
As of July 1, 2022, all servers and managers of alcoholic beverages must possess a valid Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) certification from an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) approved training provider, and pass an online RBS exam administered by the ABC within 60 days of starting their employment.
NOTE: WHAT IF I ALREADY COMPLETED (prior to 3/25/2021) AN APPROVED RBS TRAINING IN THE LAST YEAR, DO I NEED TO TAKE ANOTHER TRAINING AND EXAM TO BE COMPLIANT IN CALIFORNIA?
Yes. None of the responsible beverage service training providers who were offering services in CA are ABC approved for the upcoming statewide mandate unless they were re-approved by ABC after 3/25/2021.
Who Should Take This Course:
⦁ Any Alcohol Server - An alcohol server, as defined under AB 1221 includes anyone who does any of the following:
(1) checks customer identification for purposes of alcoholic beverage service or entry to an ABC on-premises licensed establishment,
(2) takes customer alcoholic beverage orders,
(3) pours alcoholic beverages for customers, or
(4) delivers alcoholic beverages to customers.
⦁ Any Alcohol Manager - A manager means any person who trains, directly hires, or oversees alcohol servers at an ABC licensed premises, or any person who trains alcohol servers how to perform the service of alcohol for consumption for an ABC on-premises licensee, including but not limited to, when to check identification or when to refuse service to a patron.
How to complete the RBS Server Certification Process:
Purchase your RBS training program here. (GetRBS.com) We are an approved ABC RBS training provider.
Get signed up with ABC to get your Server ID number. Sign up at the ABC RBS Portal at https://abcbiz.abc.ca.gov/
Complete your RBS training with us.
Complete your RBS Certification Test with the ABC through the ABC RBS portal within 30 days of training completion. Use our Downloadable PDF to help assist you with the ABC open-book test.
NOTE: You have three attempts to pass the exam with a 70% or better score. If you fail three times you will have to purchase a new course and complete the new course prior to attempting the ABC exam again.
Frequently Asked Questions (ABC Process):
Q. How do I find my ABC Server ID number? There are two ways you can locate your server ID number. The first is by way of the registration message that is sent via the RBS Portal. To access the message, click on the envelope icon, the message will be titled Enrollment Registration Completed. The second way you can see your Server ID number on your Server Dashboard; it will be in the first box with your Server Details.
Q. How do I access my alcohol server certification exam? We (getrbs.com) as your training provider have up to 24 hours to report you have completed training and grant access to the exam. You will receive an email from ABC/RBS Portal notifying you that your exam is ready. You must complete your exam within 30 days of training completion.
If it has been more than 24 hours, please reach out to us to inquire as to when your exam access may be granted.
Q. How do I get a copy of my certification to provide my employer as proof of certification? Your training certificate is recorded on your ABC Server Dashboard in the training history at the bottom of the page. They are using digital certificates, which will be housed in the RBS Portal. You have been issued a certification number, and that will serve as your training certificate and is valid for three years.
Your employer will be able to check and confirm your certification via the Licensee Login on the RBS Portal, which will be available later this year as it gets closer to the legal requirement for the mandatory statewide training. In the interim, if you want, you may take a screenshot of your ABC Server Dashboard and provide that to your employer.
Q. WHAT IF I RECENTLY COMPLETED (prior to 3/25/2021) AN APPROVED RBS TRAINING IN THE LAST YEAR, DO I NEED TO TAKE ANOTHER TRAINING AND EXAM TO BE COMPLIANT IN CALIFORNIA? Yes. None of the responsible beverage service training providers who were offering services in CA are ABC approved for the upcoming statewide mandate unless they were re-approved by ABC after 3/25/2021.
Course Outline Summary:
⦁ §162. The Social Impact of Alcohol. ⦁ §163. The impact of alcohol on the body. ⦁ §164. Curriculum requirements for state laws and regulations relating to alcoholic beverage control, including laws and regulations related to driving under the influence. ⦁ §165. Curriculum requirements for intervention techniques to prevent the service or sale of alcoholic beverages to underage persons or intoxicated patrons. ⦁ §166. Curriculum requirements for the development of management policies that support the prevention of service or sale of alcoholic beverages to underage persons or intoxicated patrons. ⦁ Final Thoughts
Downloadable RBS Training Workbook:
⦁ With your purchase we provide a downloadable RBS Workbook detailing our ABC Approved RBS training course content to assist you in retaining this knowledge after you have completed our approved RBS training course.
⦁ Use our Downloadable PDF to help assist you with the ABC open-book test.