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California RBS Certification
Approved California RBS Responsible Beverage Service Training Course for bartenders and servers

As of February 2022, we have been officially approved as a renewed certified training provider by the state for our California Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training Certification. We are known as the most reputable and recommended training provider for California bartending licensing. Since 2012, we had been a state approved Responsible Beverage Service training program provider that is backed by over 35 years of experience with alcohol certifying individuals and businesses since 1985. As of July 2022, the state will require all bartenders, servers, waiters and managers who serve alcoholic beverages to take a newly approved RBS certification course provided for you here. Use any computer, tablet, iPhone, or Android device. We easily guide you on how to get your bartending license in California. It starts with our state approved RBS Training California course. Start now and easily get RBS certified!

Our California training provider number is 312655125.

What is RBS?

RBS stands for Responsible Beverage Service. Many states have adopted their own responsible training certification programs. Previously, California had not required alcohol certification for all people who serve alcoholic beverages and to know California liquor laws. That has changed as of July 1st, 2022.

ABC Certification or RBS Certification?

The two terms are really one in the same. The state of California has a department called the Alcoholic Beverage Control or California ABC. The new program is called Responsible Beverage Service certification or RBS certification. So, RBS certification is often referred to as ABC certification.

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How to get California RBS certification
Step 1:


All servers and managers must create a personal account in the state of California RBS website. You MUST have a 9-digit RBS server ID. They have a $3 fee to create your account and give you the required server ID. Click here for RBS Portal: Alcohol is an approved and recommended California RBS Training providerWatch a short video to learn how to become a registered server or manager.

Step 2:


Enroll Now and begin your RBS training program here with an approved and recommended California RBS certification training provider.Serving Alcohol is California Approved RBS Training Course

Step 3:


After completing the course, return to the RBS portal to take the exam for your certification. Completion of our course triggers the RBS portal to begin taking your exam. Serving Alcohol Is approved on California RBS Training website

You MUST take the exam within 30 days of completing the course. You have 3 attempts to retake the exam if needed.

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Beginning July 2021, the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act of 2017, AB 1221, will mandate that all alcohol servers or managers at on-premises establishments must complete a California alcohol server training course. This certification course is often referred to as California responsible beverage server training, California bartender license, or California RBS server permit. Our seller server course strictly follows the guidelines provided by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to train you how to become a bartender in California, or an alcoholic beverage seller server. This alcohol training course is commonly called the California bartender license or California seller server permit. Since 1985, we have diligently offered alcohol training to certify hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses. This course is created by former bar and restaurant managers, bartenders, and servers. Our alcohol training certification incorporates decades of research and renders the rules, regulations, and California liquor laws set by California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for responsible alcohol service.

For over a decade, we have collaborated with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and liability lawyers to create the most reputable and recommended alcohol certification training. We cover topics in our California bartender course about how old you need to be to become a bartender and how to get your bartender license. For reference, we have a web page dedicated to some helpful bartender career statistics in the US. For general information on obtaining a bartending license (not specific to any state), see our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Bartending License.

Advantages to our online course:

  • Easily complete at your own pace
  • Login and out of course as many times as needed to complete
  • Up to 6 months to complete your course
  • Only 70% to pass and get your certificate
  • Retake final exam until pass if needed FREE
  • Immediately download & email your certificate for FREE

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The Responsible Beverage Service Training Act - AB 1221, mandates that all alcohol servers, bartenders, and managers at on-premises establishments complete an approved California alcohol server training course and pass the exam at the state's RBS portal. This certification course is often referred to as California RBS training, RBS certification, or California bartending license.

We recognize that you are busy and alcohol training maybe not on the forefront of your mind. We aim to give you accurate knowledge and quickly bring you "up to speed" with the most recent laws. Some of our information may seem common knowledge. But, as you do, we take your profession very seriously. Your decisions, while serving alcohol, could make a dramatic difference in another person's life. With a little of your time and our training, we will get tips to become a safe server. Select your course, click Enroll Now, complete our course, and get your certificate from the RBS portal all within a couple of hours.

This California alcohol seller server course gives you with the tools to sell and serve alcohol in California responsibly.  With our course, you will not only protect yourself but the establishment where you are selling and serving alcohol.  Additionally, you will learn:

  • The effects of alcohol on your patrons
  • Keep customers from becoming overly intoxicated
  • Intervene when you need to refuse a sale
  • Prevent intoxicated customers from disturbing others
  • Train Your Staff to Check IDs Properly for Fake IDs
  • Prevent second-party sales
  • Protect yourself and the establishment from liability