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California Responsible Serving® of Alcohol (On and Off Premises)

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Rserving is approved by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to provide RBS training. Rserving's online California On-Premises Responsible Serving of Alcohol course meets the training requirements of the Responsible Beverage Server Training Act (RBSTPA).

Beginning July 1, 2022, any alcohol server and their manager must have a valid RBS certification from an ABC accredited RBS training provider within 60 calendar days from the first date of employment. Rserving is now an ABC accredited RBS training provider.

Details:
Sign up and take Rserving's training online and then log in to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's RBS portal and pass the exam to obtain your California approved alcohol server certification which is valid for three years. The Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act (RBSTPA) which requires all servers and managers to complete approved training and pass the exam effective July 1, 2022.


CA ABC COVID Update: On January 25, 2021, The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced the end of the Regional Stay at Home order. All counties in California will return to the rules and framework set out in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and business are open.

How do you get a bartending license / RBS permit in California?

Here is the process to get what is commonly called a "bartending license" in California through the RBS program:
  • Sign up for the Responsible Serving of Alcohol® training program.
  • When you sign up for the online course, you will be able to log in to the course at your convenience.
  • You will be given a link to set up your registration number on the CA RBS website. (Initial set up is free, you will need to validate your email with CA state.)
  • After validating your email with the state of CA, you need to log in to your account on the CA RBS portal, select and complete your "Alcohol Server Application", and pay the state fee of $3.
  • Once you have your server ID number, you will return to the Rserving login area, log in to your account, enter your RBS server ID number, and proceed with the training from Rserving.
  • When you have completed the alcohol training, you will get a link to take the final from the state of CA. You can click on the link, log in to the RBS portal with your email and password and take the final exam.
  • After you pass the final, you are RBS certified and your certification is valid for 3 years. You can screen shot your certification from the CA RBS portal and employers can look up and verify your certification in the RBS portal using your RBS number.

Is the RBS (bartender license) required in California?

Yes, the Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training is mandatory for any alcohol server and their manager in any premises licensed for on-premises consumption of alcohol, effective July 1, 2022. This includes any person who checks ID, takes drink orders for alcoholic beverages, or delivers drinks to patrons (or a person who manages or supervises that person).


Do you need to get your CA RBS Permit, Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training Certificate, RBS certification, ABC accredited RBS training?
Take the online course to earn your California RBS Permit, Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training Certificate, RBS certification, ABC accredited RBS training (commonly referred to as: "bartender license").
 
Bartending License, RBS Permit, Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training Certificate, RBS certification, ABC accredited RBS training / On-Premises Responsible Serving<sup>®</sup>
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On-Premises Responsible Serving®

For servers at establishments where patrons consume alcohol on the premises.
(For example: bars, restaurants, catering, events, etc.)

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     $8.99

Bartending License, RBS Permit, Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training Certificate, RBS certification, ABC accredited RBS training / Off-Premises Responsible Serving®
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Off-Premises Responsible Serving®

For sellers at establishments that sell alcohol to be consumed elsewhere.
(For example: liquor stores, convenience stores, grocery stores, etc.)

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     $8.99




Employer Package Discounts Available
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Employer Discounts

For employers / managers that need to train multiple employees
(Purchase courses for multiple employees at discounted pricing.)
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