RBS eStart™- CA Responsible Beverage Service/Alcohol Training

  • Overview
  • Content & LMS
  • How It Works
  • Pricing

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.

  • Audience

    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.


    Learning Objectives
    • Understand alcohol’s effects on the body
    • Understand alcohol service laws
    • Learn to identify problem situations
    • Know how to slow down and refuse service
    • Learn and practice key serving techniques
    • Recognize the importance of establishment policies
  • Final Assessment
    • Within 1-2 days after course completion you will receive an email notification from the CA RBS saying you may begin your exam. (The state administered exam must be completed within 30 days of the date you completed the training.)
    • You must then successfully complete the exam with a 70% or higher (in 3 tries or less) to receive your digital certificate number.
  • How to Get Certified
    • 1. Before you complete your registration for RBS eStart™, you must first obtain a Server ID# from the California RBS website at https://abcbiz.abc.ca.gov. You will be asked to enter this ID# when you create an account through Foodservice Training Portal. (Use the button below for a quick link.)
    • 2. Within the CA RBS portal, submit an application and pay the $3.00 application fee. Then write down/save your ID# found in the Server Certificate Details section.
    • 3. Search for online providers and click on the Foodservice Training Portal link to access our website. (For faster searching, enter our Program ID# 312676497) Click on the “Login” link on our Home Page and then the "Get Started" button to access the course.
    • 4. Once you transfer to Foodservice Training Portal, Click the 'Create new Account' button. Complete the sign up form- entering your Server ID Number as your User ID and the Activation Code provided to you by your employer. (This code is case and space sensitive.) Click the 'Create my new account' button.

      Please make sure the information you enter when creating your Foodservice Training Portal account is IDENTICAL to your California RBS registration: Name, email address and Server ID#. If any item is not IDENTICAL, your completion information will be rejected by the state.
    • 5. Your account will immediately be confirmed and you will be logged in. Click on the "Dashboard" link. Your Dashboard will show your assigned courses. Click on a course title/image to start training. The course will open in a new browser window. Please confirm that you have allowed for pop-ups so this window can open.
    • 6. You must view RBS eStart™ in its entirety to receive credit for completing the course.
    • 7. Within 1-2 days after course completion you will receive an email notification from the CA RBS saying you may begin your exam. You will log into the CA RBS Portal to access this test. The state-administered exam must be completed within 30 days of the date you completed the training.
    • 8. You must successfully complete the exam with a 70% or higher (in 3 tries or less) to receive your digital certificate number.

Pricing

Sysco customers receive a 15% discount on all Foodservice Training Portal products/services.

Your account will be set up and ready to use within one business day of purchase.

PACKAGE 1: CA RBS TRAINING ONLY
RBS eStart™ is available for $9.95 per employee* when purchased in blocks of 50 seats.

*Seats do not expire and are valid until used.

SYSCO PRICE: $8.46/employee.


PACKAGE 2: CA RBS and CA HARASSMENT TRAINING
RBS eStart™ is available with Sexual Harassment eStart™ for $15.95 per employee* when purchased in blocks of 50 seats. (50 RBS with 45 crew/5 manager harassment seats)

*Seats do not expire and are valid until used.

SYSCO PRICE: $13.56/employee.