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California Responsible Beverage Service training educates persons seeking employment or who are currently employed as servers of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. It aims to provide servers the necessary skills to responsibly serve alcoholic beverages and mitigate alcohol-related harm in California communities.
RBS eStart™ is an approved CA ABC online training program (Provider ID #312676820). This interactive course runs approximately 60-90 minutes and prepares CA servers/managers to take the state-administered exam. The program is available in English, written on an 8th grade reading level with accompanying glossary and provides practice/remediation questions to assess student learning throughout.
At the conclusion of RBS eStart™, students will be given instructions on how to take the state administered exam through the CA RBS Portal. (Employers will be able to confirm course completion through Foodservice Training Portal's admin dashboard.) The CA ABC will issue a digital certification once the exam is passed. Employers will be able to check and confirm certification via the Licensee Login on the RBS Portal. The CA ABC RBS certification is valid for 3 years.
CA Assembly Bill 82 mandates that all on-premises alcoholic beverage servers and their managers must successfully complete an ABC approved RBS training program and state administered exam no later than Aug. 31, 2022.
Beginning July 1, 2022, any alcohol server and their manager must have a valid RBS certification from an ABC accredited RBS training provider and pass an online ABC administered RBS exam within 60 calendar days from the first date of employment.
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