California State Approved
California RBS Certification Training
Designed for on-premises alcohol beverage servers and their managers, this is the easiest training program to earn your state-required RBS Certification.
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California state-approved training
State-issued certification valid for 3 years
24/7, 12-month online course access
Available in English and Spanish
Student handbook with detailed course notes
Practice quizzes after each lesson
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Approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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Get compliant today! RBS Certification is a state requirement starting July 1, 2022.
As of July 1, 2022, under the requirements of CA Assembly Bill 1221, all California on-premises alcohol beverage servers and their managers must complete RBS Training and pass the RBS Certification exam to legally serve alcohol.
Userve’s state-approved RBS Certification Training Program will teach you everything you need to know pass your exam and get your RBS Certification in four modules that cover:
1: Social Impacts of Alcohol
Raise your awareness of both the positive and negative impacts of alcohol consumption and understand your role as an alcohol server or bartender.
2: Impacts of Alcohol on the Body
Understand the impacts of alcohol on the body so you can safely serve customers by avoiding over serving or serving alcohol to customers who are already intoxicated.
3: Laws and Regulations Related to Alcohol Service
Know your legal responsibilities and understand the laws and regulations specific to alcohol service — including the roles and responsibilities of the liquor authority, law enforcement and employers.
4: Prevention of Service to Minors and Intoxicated Customers
Learn techniques for identifying minors — carding strategies and beyond. Get tactics for effectively managing intoxicated customers and avoiding, or diffusing, tense situations.
Comprehensive alcohol server training made simple.
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Student Handbook with detailed course notes and handy posters and templates to use on-the-job.
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Practice quizzes after every lesson to ensure you understand the material.
Complete training in one sitting or choose your own training pace with course access for up to one year.
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Everything you need to know about RBS Training.
Do I need to get RBS Certified?
As of July 1, 2022, all California on-premises alcohol beverage servers and their managers are required by law to have RBS Certification.
An alcohol server is defined under AB 1221 as anyone who checks customer ID for alcohol service or entry to an ABC on-premises licensed establishment, or takes, pours or delivers alcoholic beverage orders to customers.
An alcohol server manager is defined under AB 1221 as anyone who hires, trains or supervises alcohol servers, or anyone who makes policy or operational decisions about alcohol service, at an ABC on-premises licensed establishment.
If your responsibilities fall under these definitions — you need to get certified.
How long does the RBS Course take?
The training course takes most people approximately 4 hours to complete. Keep in mind that you can train at your own pace and start and stop as often as you like.
How long will I have access to the course?
You have 12 months from the date of enrollment to complete the training program, including all course lessons and practice tests.
What do I need to do to get my RBS Certification?
You'll first need to register and get your unique Server ID on the RBS Portal. Once you have your Server ID, you can complete the training course and take the state exam to get your RBS Certification.
For a breakdown of all the steps, view our Step-by-Step Guide to Getting RBS Certified.
What do I need to know about the state exam?
You'll get access to the state exam through the RBS Portal within 24 hours of completing the course. You'll then have 30 days and 3 attempts to write and pass the exam.
The exam includes 50 multiple choice questions and you must score at least 70% to pass.
What will I get as proof of certification?
After passing the exam, the state department will provide you with a certification number as proof of RBS Certification. Your certification number can be found in the RBS Portal.
How long is my RBS Certification valid for?
RBS Certification across California is valid for 3 years from date of issue. One it expires, you'll need to renew your certification by retaking the RBS Certification Training and rewriting the state exam.
What happens if I lose my certification number?
You'll be able to find your certification number in the training history section at the bottom of the RBS Portal page. Our team is also here to help. Just contact us and we'll be more than happy to assist you.
Can I get help if needed?
Of course! If you have any questions about the course, training requirements or general enquiries, contact our Student Support Team by email or phone.
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