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California RBS Certification for Alcohol Servers
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3 Year Certification Just $9.50!

California RBS certification is required by anyone who serves, sells, mixes alcohol, or checks ID for alcohol sales, including management.

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Approved for both English and Spanish (Español) Training!


California RBS Alcohol Training Approved ABC Provider for both English and Spanish (Español) Training!

Important Information Please Read

California Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training is a mandatory program that teaches servers how to serve alcoholic beverages responsibly and mitigate alcohol-related harm. Looking to get your California RBS Certification quickly and easily?

Our online mobile-friendly course has got you covered! With a self-paced course, you can learn at your own speed and easily get certified.

You must pass the ABC RBS 50-question final exam with a 70% or better grade to receive the ABC server certification. Plus, we’ll help you every step of the way. Our course completion is reported to the ABC RBS web portal by A+ Server Education, but you must have an ABC Server ID Number to get started.

Once you register with ABC and pay their $3.00 fee, you will be issued an ABC Server ID Number, which you can enter when registering for our online course.



Our certified training course is self-paced, interactive, mobile-friendly, and includes engaging narration.


A+ Server Education has been an approved ABC CA RBS Certification provider since April 2021 for English and February 2024 for Spanish.

On July 1, 2022, the California AB1221 law mandates that establishments cannot employ or continue to employ any alcohol server without a valid training California Responsible Beverage (RBS) alcohol certification. Bartenders, waiters, and RBS Certified managers are more successful in stopping underage drinking and recognizing the signs of intoxication.

California RBS Alcohol Certification English

California RBS Alcohol Certification Approved

For English Training.

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California Craft Brewers Association

California RBS Alcohol Certification Spanish

California RBS Alcohol Certification Approved

For Spanish Training.

The California ABC provides the video below on how to register on the RBS web portal and where to find your Server ID number required for us to report your course completion to the ABC.

The video below will give you an overview of the steps of the California RBS Certification program and the RBS web portal website.

What is California RBS Certification Online?

What is RBS certification? What does RBS stand for? Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) alcohol server training is mandatory in California for all alcohol servers and bartenders. A+ Server Education online alcohol certification course provides valuable knowledge and skills to servers on responsible practices related to the sale and service of alcoholic beverages, the social impacts of alcohol consumption, the physiological effects of alcohol on the body, and the necessary tools to prevent service to intoxicated and underage customers.

The passing of Assembly Bill 1221 requires servers, bartenders, waiters, and managers to be certified within 60 days of hire. As a result, owners of ABC-licensed establishments might have questions about RBS training, and current employees will likely have certification questions.

Our California Responsible Beverage Service RBS online alcohol server course and exam ensure that your staff has a framework that supports understanding intoxication, what fake identifications look like, and what acceptable forms of identifications are allowed. All alcohol servers need to be RBS certified in an establishment to reduce alcohol-related harm in California communities.

We encourage all managers to ensure that their staff completes the RBS training and exam to meet the legal requirements and to promote responsible alcohol service practices.

A+ Server Education: Industry Leader in Alcohol Server Permit Training


99.9% Of The Students Pass The First Time

Our training course has been approved by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). Our California responsible beverage service certification program is one of the first approved in accordance with state law AB-1221 and Business and Professions Code sections 25680 to 25686.


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Proof of Completion After Class

Upon completion of the online certification course, you will receive a printable certificate of completion. Additionally, we will email you a downloadable version for your convenience.


Mobile Friendly + State-of-the-Art + Bilingual

We have designed this course to work on all devices and screen sizes – smartphones, tablets, desktops & laptops. Our state-of-the-art Learning Management System is easy to use. Log out any time and continue where you left off when you log back in. We are now approved for English and Spanish (Español) Training. We hope to add more languages soon!


Your Time Is Important

There is no state law saying that the training must take a certain amount of time. We have designed our course in a way that you can get the training done as fast as possible. You can also access the course 24/7/365 and study at your own pace with quick and easy course units.


Pre-paid Bulk Course Purchases

Elevate responsibility, and minimize costs! Purchase a bulk code for our online alcohol server education courses. Ensure compliance, empower staff, and keep customers safe. Cheers to smarter serving! Buy now and save! Just click on the Buy in Bulk link on the top of the page for more information.

California ABC RBS AB1221

Why Choose Us

Server education intends to help servers develop the knowledge and skills that support responsible alcohol service. Our online training course covers the following topics:

  • The effects of alcohol on the body and behavior, including the interaction of alcohol with other drugs.
  • California’s alcohol sale and service laws, including drunk driving laws.
  • Intervention techniques for dealing with intoxicated and underage customers.
  • Responsible advertising, marketing, and management procedures.

How long does it take to complete the RBS certification course? The average course time is about 1 to 2 hours, and it’s the fastest way to get your California RBS Certification. Save time with our fast and easy online training. Our course also includes a full narration to help you learn as you click here to register.


TIPS Vs. California RBS Certification

Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) is an online private alcohol education and training company that provides state approved alcohol training.

The TIPS California RBS certification program is no different than any other approved training providers program. All of the material must be reviewed and approved by the California ABC.

Most establishments don’t care who you trained with as long as your certification is valid and state-approved.

A+ Server Education’s online RBS certified program is approved by the California ABC for the RBS certification and is valid for alcohol server certification in California.

Choosing between TIPS and A+ Server Education can prove to be complicated. However, both companies are highly competent regarding the content they provide on the education for serving and selling alcohol. In addition, both companies hold equal credibility as approved alcohol training awareness programs.

However, regarding pricing, A+ Server Education’s certification edges out the alcohol training provided by TIPS certification. Compared to the TIPS training program, which costs $40, A+ Server Education’s RBS certification program costs just $15.99. It provides incredible value, considering there is virtually no difference between the authenticity or credibility of both programs. However, the learning contents within these programs will vary. But ultimately, both companies meet or exceed California ABC RBS 1221 approval.

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Overview of our RBS Certification training

Our program gives people selling and serving alcoholic beverages an overview of alcohol sales, regulations, and techniques for recognizing a minor. Alcohol vendors will better understand how selling alcohol responsibly reduces trouble and improves safety.

Enroll in our A+ Server Education California RBS Certification training course now! It is fast and easy to complete. Get the training that you need in a mobile-friendly, easy-to-use format today. Once you complete our online RBS training, we will submit your information to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control within 24 hours.

How to get your California RBS Certificate in 3 easy steps?

To complete this training course, you must have a Server ID from the California ABC RBS Portal. Getting a Server ID is easy; just follow the steps below.

1. Visit the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control website click here for the California RBS Web Portal Website, and register for a Server ID number. After you have completed your registration, log in to your account. There you will pay the required fee for the exam and receive a Server ID. Record your ID. You will need it to purchase your training.

2. Return to our website, register with us, purchase your training course, and complete your training.

3. After completing our training course, you will receive an email from the ABC RBS granting access to the state final exam. Pass your exam through the California RBS Web Portal.

Please visit our California FAQ page by clicking here if you still have questions like, “does a bouncer need to a RBS alcohol certification,” or “do security personnel need to be RBS certified.”

Paying For Your Employees is Easy with Pre-Paid Bulk Codes for
California RBS Certification Alcohol Training.

Have you been looking for an easy and efficient way to pay for your employee’s training? Look no further! Our California Responsible Beverage Service Training Program offers a pre-paid bulk code option that makes paying for your employee’s training a breeze. With this option, you can ensure that your employees are properly trained and certified to serve alcohol, all while saving time and hassle. The more you buy, the more you save. Discounts on bulk codes start at ten or more users.

To learn more about our pre-paid bulk code option, please click here.

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