Alcohol Seller Server Certification

California Responsible
Beverage Service
California Bartending License

Only $12.50
List Price: $19.95

California Responsible Beverage Service

Since 2012, our California Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) course has been the most reputable and recommended state of California alcohol seller server certification. 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 alcohol 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 service.

For a decade, we have collaborated with the state department 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

California Responsible Seller Server Certification is required for servers if you sell or serve alcohol in one of these counties:
Alameda, Berkeley, National City, Newport Beach, Oceanside, Orange, Poway, Rohnert Park, Salinas, San Marcos, Santa Rosa, Solana Beach, Sonoma, Ventura, and Vista

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Beginning July 2022, 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 seller/server permit.

We recognize that you are busy and alcohol training may not be on the forefront of your mind. We aim to give you accurate knowledge and quickly bring you "up to speed" with the most recent California alcohol 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, our training will help you become a safer alcohol seller or server and possibly increase your tips. Select your course, click Enroll Now, learn how to become a bartender in California, and complete the course to print your free certificate and a wallet card all within a couple of hours.

This California alcohol seller server course gives you 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

Quick & Easy

This course takes a couple of hours or less depending on the individual. It's easy to begin and complete in one sitting or take our training course at your leisure. Leave and come back to the course as many times as needed.  When you return, the training will pick up where you last had left. In our California course, we cover how old you need to be to become a bartender and how to get your bartender license amongst other necessary topics.

Use Any Cell Phone, Tablet, or Computer

Our courses can be completed on any computer, tablet, or cellphone. Your certificate is available to you immediately upon completion as an emailed PDF file.  Complete it tonight and email to your manager before going to work tomorrow.  Select your course, click enroll now, complete the course and print your certificate!

Required By Most Insurance Carriers

Most liability insurance carriers for alcohol serving establishments (restaurants, bars, taverns, night clubs, etc.) require all employees to be alcohol certified. They will require your staff to remain current with state rules, regulations, and California liquor laws in regards to the service of alcohol.  As a result, more businesses are requiring our alcohol training certificate as a condition of employment.

Most Recommended Alcohol Certification Training

Most liability insurance carriers for alcohol serving establishments (restaurants, bars, taverns, night clubs, etc.) require all employees to be certified in responsible alcohol service. They will require your staff to remain current with state rules, regulations, and California liquor laws, in regards to the service of alcohol. As a result, more businesses are requiring our alcohol training certificate as a condition of employment.

  • Online interactive and self-paced training
  • 100% Pass Guarantee or your money back
  • 24/7 Customer Support Center

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Most Recommended Alcohol Certification Training

Serving Alcohol has over 35 years of experience in teaching alcohol certification principles and in-depth knowledge in the responsible serving of alcohol certificate. You'll learn alcohol awareness training, intervention techniques, server duties, carding procedures, and state laws. All in a simple online alcohol server training course that is easy to understand. If you're a bartender, a waiter / waitress, or server looking to achieve your California bartender license or server permit, then our course is the one you'll need.

  • Online interactive and self-paced training
  • 100% Pass Guarantee or your money back
  • 24/7 Customer Support Center

Who Should Take our Alcohol Certification

  • Bartenders
  • Bar backs
  • Servers & Wait Staff
  • Restaurant / Bar Supervisors
  • Restaurant / Bar Managers & Owners
  • Wine & Liquor Store Cashiers
  • Grocery Store Cashiers
  • Store Supervisors, Manager, & Owners

You Will Learn How To

  • Protect yourself and establishment from liability
  • Recognize the effects of alcohol on your customers
  • Prevent customers from becoming overly intoxicated
  • Intervene when you need to refuse a sale effectively
  • Prevent and deal with disturbances
  • Accurately check IDs and recognize minors with fake IDs
  • Prevent second-party sales
  • React with authorities when a problem arises