California Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training FAQs

California Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training FAQs

The responsible beverage service (RBS) training provides the required practice to serve alcoholic beverages to patrons responsibly. The training program was initiated after the passage of Assembly Bill 1221 in 2017 with the intention of reducing alcohol-related harm to local communities. According to the mandate released, the on-premises servers, waiters, and managers working in an alcohol-serving establishment must have a valid RBS certificate from an ABC accredited RBS training provider. They should also pass the online RBS exam within sixty days from the first date of employment as of July 1st, 2022.

If you are a server, waiter, or manager in an alcohol-serving establishment, you may have some questions regarding the responsible beverage service training. Here are some frequently asked questions about the same.

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