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Who Must Take RBS Training?

If you are a server of alcohol in the state of California or a manager of alcohol servers, you are required to have Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) certification.

Please see the top of our FAQ page to understand the steps that are required for RBS certification. It is very important to follow these steps to make the process run smoothly.

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How Does RBS Training Help You?

This Responsible Beverage Service training course will help you prevent: 

  • underage drinking
  • alcohol-related incidents, such as injuries, property damage, public disturbances, and illegal activity 
  • damage to businesses, such as fines, closings, loss of liquor licenses, and lost jobs.

To learn more about RBS certification, please visit our FAQ page.

(Cost is $12.50 per person; group discounts available)

Features of Our Course

Online and available 24/7
Our Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training course is entirely online and available 24/7.
The course is self-paced: you may complete as much or as little of it as you want at any given sitting. Each time you return to the course, you may choose to pick up where you left off.
Works on computers/laptops, tablets, and smartphones
The course works on a variety of devices, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Full audio narration and transcribed notes for all audio
The RBS training course is accompanied by audio narration throughout. In addition, you can access the text of the course during the narration if you would like to follow along by reading.
Downloadable infographics & study guide to help you pass the certificate exam
To help you pass both this training course and the state certificate exam, we provide you with useful infographics as well as a thoroughly indexed study guide that includes all transcribed audio from the course.
Modern, fresh, interactive course design
The course includes modern icons and graphics, thought-provoking scenarios, and interactive screens throughout.

Course Content

Our course includes the content needed to help you pass the certificate exam. It covers the California required topics on:

  • The social impact of alcohol
  • The impact of alcohol on the body
  • State laws and regulations relating to alcoholic beverage control
  • Intervention techniques and management policies to help prevent the service or sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone who is underage or intoxicated

Steps to Earn RBS Certification


Before signing up for the course, register as an Alcohol Server with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and receive your Server ID number.

Take the Course

Register for and pass this Responsible Beverage Service Training course. We will submit a confirmation of your training to the state within 24 hours.


Pass the official state certificate exam within 30 days of completing the course.



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Purchase Course License

If you are purchasing the course for yourself, select SINGLE LICENSE and complete your purchase. If you are an employer or manager purchasing the course for a group of employees, select GROUP LICENSE. If you are unsure which one applies, please Contact Us.

We are currently unable to take orders from new customers. If you need to take RBS training right away, click here for the list of approved training providers.

If you have already purchased a group license and need to purchase additional seats for your group, please contact us at [email protected] or 800 878-4239.