Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training
Beginning 7/1/22, any on-premise alcohol server and 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.
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 with the necessary skills to responsibly serve alcoholic beverages and mitigate alcohol-related harm in California communities.
STEP 1) Before taking this course, you must register as an Alcohol Server with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. You can click here to register > > >. Once there, click Register. Within the portal, submit an application and pay the $3.00 application fee. Then, write down your RBS Server ID number found in the Server Certificate Details section on the left.
STEP 2) Once you have your RBS Server ID number, click here > > > to take the training course. You will enter your ID number when registering for the TAP course.
STEP 3) After you have completed the TAP training, TAP uploads your course information to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. After you receive a notification from TAP that your course information has been updated, you will log back into your account at https://abcbiz.abc.ca.gov/ to take your exam. You will then need to pass an online ABC-administered RBS exam within 60 calendar days from the first date of employment.
Note: Per the California ABC, you will only have 30 days from your course completion date to take the exam, or you will need to order a new course and re-take the training.