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
We make it easier to get your RBS Certification.
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Get compliant today! RBS Certification is a state requirement starting July 1, 2022.
Comprehensive alcohol server training made simple.
Interactive Learning Experience
Courses built with the latest e-Learning technologies for an engaging learning experience.
Expert Training Professionals
Lessons designed by experienced learning and development professionals.
Study at Your Pace
Flexible courses built for your busy schedule with easy start-and-stop functionality.
Free Additional Resources
Student Handbook with detailed course notes and handy posters and templates to use on-the-job.
Unlimited Quiz Attempts
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.
A satisfaction rating of 98% from students.
Business accounts make training & compliance easy.
Your brand matters to us as much as it does to you.
Our best practice solutions are designed with your brand in mind. They ensure:
- You're protecting your business from risks associated with food safety and alcohol service incidents
- You’re protecting your customers’ safety and wellbeing
- You’re keeping your customers’ trust
- You’re staying protected–with features like compliance advisory services to keep you informed and on top of requirements
Your staff gets the most out of our training, so you get the most out of them.
Our learning experience has been designed to:
- Engage your staff so they take in and retain the material
- Work on a mobile device to make it easy for your team to access and complete the training from anywhere at anytime
- Ensure learner satisfaction–our exceptional student success rates speak for themselves and ensure you get the most value from your investment
The information and support you need, when you need it.
Our team of dedicated individuals gives you the peace of mind you need, by providing:
- Compliance advisory services for the most current information on government mandates
- Guidance on training requirements
- Hands-on account management support, including help with student enrollment
Your time is valuable, so we make things as quick and easy as possible.
We recognize how busy you are, so we make managing your organization's training as simple and efficient as possible through:
- Bulk student enrollment – and preferred pricing while we’re at it
- User-friendly account management tools that make admin a breeze
- Student progress and success-tracking tools for timely status reports
- Hands-on help should you need it
Frequently Asked Questions
RBS Training and Certification
In accordance with California Assembly Bill 1221, which created the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act, all servers of alcohol, as well as managers of servers, are required to obtain RBS training and a valid RBS Certification by July 1st, 2022. The deadline had previously been extended in June 2020, with the passing of Assembly Bill 82.
The purpose of the training is to arm servers with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively serve alcoholic beverages and, by extension, reduce harm related to alcohol in local communities. Userve has been accredited by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and is therefore an approved provider of online Responsible Beverage Service training.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to Assembly Bill 1221, all servers of alcohol and their managers must obtain California RBS Certification. For more information on Userve business accounts, including bulk enrollment and volume discounts, please contact us.
California RBS Certification Exam
Our Online RBS training features:
100% online training and course materials
Additional course resources including a Student Handbook, Glossary of Terms and practice questions to prepare you for the California State RBS Exam
Access to the RBS training course for 12 months from date of enrollment
To learn more about Userve's RBS Certification Training Program, please see the additional FAQs or contact us to get all the information you need about California Responsible Beverage Service Training.
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