RBS Certification

California ABC Approved RBS Training

handsome bartender pours shot behind the bar getting his rbs certification

How To Get An RBS Certification

Register to get your RBS Server ID in California’s State Portal

Take our California RBS training course online in English or Spanish

Take the final exam in your RBS account after course completion.

Approved & Preferred California RBS Training

In 3 Easy Steps, get your California RBS Certification with our state-approved and preferred RBS Training from Serving Alcohol. As of 2022, our ABC RBS training California course has been approved by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control in both English and Spanish. If you are asking how to get a California bartender license, we are the answer as the top preferred ABC-accredited California RBS training provider. 

Since 2012, we have been a California state-approved Responsible Beverage Service training provider instructing staff members on recent California alcohol laws. We have over 35 years of experience with certifying hundreds of thousands of bartenders and waitstaff. If you need help with your California ABC certification, our USA-based support will respond and resolve your issue within minutes.

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What is my California RBS Server ID Number?

You MUST have a California RBS Server ID number to serve alcoholic beverages. Register in the state’s ABC RBS portal to get your 9-digit Server ID before starting training: It is required for your alcohol license.

Your Server ID number and status are located in the “Server Certificate Details” box in your RBS Server dashboard. As of September 2022, you cannot serve alcoholic beverages in California without it.

California RBS Certification state approved February 2022

You must provide your server ID number before taking our state-approved training course. This will grant you access to the final exam to become California ABC RBS certified. After you complete our training, we automatically submit your course completion to your California RBS portal account.

Information About the Course

The course can be completed within 2 hours or less. We easily guide you on how to become a bartender in California with our self-paced course. Start and receive your alcohol license all within a day.


Online interactive and self-paced training is accessible on any computer, laptop, or mobile device.


Fast USA-base knowledgeable staff

Our team believes providing responsible alcohol training is more than just a basic notion, it’s a responsibility and livelihood we take very seriously.
Our courses are developed by trained professionals with over 35 years of experience to ensure maximum impact on your staff and business. We are proud to have a responsive and highly knowledgeable USA-based support team. They are available 7 days a week to answer any questions. Our customers regularly tell us how much they appreciate it, which is a big reason why they come back year after year.


Who Should Take Our Accredited RBS Certification


Bar Supervisors


Bar Managers

Servers and Waitstaff


Door Security Guard


Bar Owners


Nightclub Bartenders & Managers


Any Person Who Serves Alcoholic Beverages

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. As of July 1st, 2022, the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control does require anyone who serves alcoholic beverages as a California bartender, server, waiter, or manager to take a California RBS course with an ABC-accredited alcohol training provider like Serving Alcohol.

Our online RBS alcohol certification course is self-paced. For most people, the course along with the ABC RBS exam takes approximately one to two hours to complete.

Upon completing our course and passing the RBS exam through the California RBS portal, your California certification will be valid for 3 years. For answers to frequently asked questions about California RBS Certification, read our California RBS Training FAQ page.

Our online Responsible Beverage Service Training course is self-paced so you can take it as fast or slow as you need. For most people, our training course, to get all of the ABC RBS exam answers correct, takes approximately one to two hours. You can use any computer, tablet, iPhone, or Android device.  After you complete our course, you must return to your ABC RBS portal on the state’s website. Your completed course will allow you to quickly get all the ABC RBS exam answers correct and be immediately certified today. You must pass a 25-question final exam with a 70% or better score to receive your ABC RBS 3-year certification. For those who are asking how to become a bartender in California, our online RBS certification course is the answer. Get officially certified for your California bartending license today. This online California RBS certification meets the requirements of the Responsible Beverage Server Training Act, AB 1221.

Yes, security personnel need to be RBS certified. “Serving alcoholic beverages for consumption” applies to any server at a licensed premises and security guards checking IDs at the door of a licensed premises. Security guards who do not check IDs do not have to be RBS certified. This will require careful structuring of personnel by security services and by large venue employers.

Managers of a bar or restaurant usually oversee the servers and bartenders. But, on occasion, they also need to serve customers beer, wine, or liquor. They frequently need to check IDs and card customers behind the bar or make drinks. So, yes, managers of licensed establishments also need to be RBS certified to know California alcohol laws.

The ABC is using digital certificates. The digital certificate is located on the dashboard in the Server Account for the ABC RBS portal website under Server Certificate Details.

Employers can check and confirm certification via the Licensee Login on the RBS Portal. If you have questions regarding the exam or certification, you will need to contact the state directly at

What is the Definition of an RBS Certified Server

California ABC RBS Training

An ABC license grants the privilege to serve alcoholic drinks to patrons who then consume them within the licensed premises.


Advantages To Our RBS Certification Course:

Easily complete the course at your own pace


Login and out of the course as many times as needed to complete it


Up to 6 months to complete your course


Our course will help with getting all ABC RBS exam answers correct the first time



Checks customer IDs for alcoholic beverage service or entry to an ABC on-premises licensed establishment


Takes customer alcoholic beverage orders



Pours alcoholic beverages for customers, or delivers alcoholic beverages to customers

Anyone who directly hires alcohol servers, oversees alcohol servers at an ABC licensed premises, or trains alcohol servers how to perform the service of alcohol for consumption for an ABC on-premises licensee.

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