California RBS Certification Course

This online course is approved by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) for individuals that need to obtain Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Certification in order to serve alcohol at liquor-licensed businesses.

Craft Serving is the newest RBS training provider in California! As such, its self-paced course is modern and easy to use. It teaches responsible alcohol service in a simple, straightforward manner so servers can get their RBS Certification quickly and efficiently!

Craft Serving’s online class features interactive lessons and realistic videos that make learning about California’s liquor laws fun and engaging. The course content has been developed by bartenders with years of experience working in the service industry. This approach provides alcohol servers with more relevant content while meeting the requirements of the ABC.

We know that RBS training does not generally evoke feelings of excitement, which is why we developed this course to be as painless as possible. Let us help you get RBS certified today!

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$12.50

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Easy 4 Step Process

Step 1

Purchase Course

Enroll today in our self-paced, ABC certified, online course!

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Step 2

Register With ABC

Create ABC account, submit application, and receive Server ID Number.

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Step 3

Complete Course

Provide us with your Server ID Number and complete training.

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Step 4

Pass State Exam

Receive a score of 70% or higher and obtain RBS Certification, valid for 3 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs to obtain RBS Certification?

The ABC requires you to obtain RBS Certification if are an alcohol server or manager of alcohol servers at an establishment licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption.

AN ALCOHOL SERVER IS ANYONE WHO

  • CHECKS IDENTIFICATION
  • TAKES ORDERS FOR ALCOHOL
  • POURS ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
  • DELIVERS ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

AT A LIQUOR LICENSED ESTABLISHMENT

A MANAGER IS ANYONE WHO

  • OVERSEES EMPLOYEES
  • HIRES EMPLOYEES
  • TRAINS EMPLOYEES

AT A LIQUOR LICENSED ESTABLISHMENT

To learn more about RBS Certification, check out our FAQ page!

How do I get RBS certified?

These are the steps we recommend following to become RBS certified, however, please note that Step #1 and Step #2 are completely interchangeable.

Step #1:  Purchase the course.

Begin this step by signing up for our new, easy online course! Our course saves your progress as you go so you can complete lessons and quizzes at your own pace. Since RBS Certification is new to Californians, we like to explain the process a little before sending students over the ABC’s online portal.

Step #2: Register with the ABC.

Go to the ABC’s online portal and select “LOG IN/REGISTER” in the top righthand corner. If you don’t already have an account with the ABC, you will need to create a new one. Once logged into your account, select “Server” to complete and pay $3 for your Server Application. This process takes about five minutes. After you submit the application, you will be provided with a Server ID Number. Save this number as you will need it for the next step.

Step #3: Complete the course.

Return to the course and provide Craft Serving with your Server ID Number. Immediately after you complete the course, we will send your Server ID Number to the ABC. After the ABC matches our submission to the record they have for you, they will send you an email letting you know you have been granted access to take the final exam. Please allow the ABC up to 2 hours to complete this process.

Step #4: Pass the ABC’s exam.

After receiving access to the final exam, you have 30 days to pass it. To do this, log on to the ABC’s online portal and select “Take Exam.” You will need to get a score of 70% or higher to pass the exam. Immediately after passing the exam, your certification status within the portal will change from “Not Certified” to “Certified.”

To learn more about RBS Certification, check out our FAQ page!

Will I be RBS certified after I take this course?

The short answer is no.

There are multiple steps to getting RBS certified. The previous FAQ question explains all the steps in detail, but to boil it down, after you finish taking the course from us, you will need to go to the ABC’s online portal to take the final exam.

We don’t make the rules, we just follow them. But we do try to do a good job of explaining the process! 😃

To learn more about RBS Certification, check out our FAQ page!

Is the ABC's final exam hard?

The ABC’s final exam consists of 50 randomly generated questions. You must score 70% or higher to pass; this equates to 35 correct answers out of 50.

The exam is an open note, open-book test with no time limit. You can also leave and return to the exam as many times as needed. That means, if you run into a tricky question, just head back to our course and look for the answer.

In order to help ensure students pass the final exam, Craft Serving’s course content was written and developed with the ABC’s final exam questions in mind. Here are a couple of hot tips! 😉

  1. Our course teaches to the final exam as much as possible and oftentimes, bolded sections pertain to information that will be covered in the exam.
  2. Craft Serving provides all its students with a free Practice Test. The questions on the practice test are very similar to the questions on the ABC’s exam, so it’s a great way to prepare for the final exam.

To learn more about RBS Certification, check out our FAQ page!

Will I receive a physical certificate after completing RBS training?

The term “RBS Certification” can be a bit misleading. After you pass the final exam, you will not be provided with an actual certificate that you can download or print off, but rather what the ABC refers to as a “digital” certificate.

In other words, after you pass the exam, your certification status within the ABC’s online portal changes from Not Certified to “Certified” and it is tracked using your unique Server ID Number. The ABC and your employer may request this number to look up and verify that your certification is still valid using their own accounts within the portal.

The good news is, since your RBS Certification is housed digitally within the ABC’s online portal, you will never need to worry about paying extra to replace a physical lost or stolen certificate! This happens quite a bit to servers who live in states that issue/mail physical certificates and permits.

To learn more about RBS Certification, check out our FAQ page!

Supporting Local Bartenders

Craft Serving is proud to support charitable organizations that give back to alcohol servers within the food and beverage community.

GET YOUR RBS CERTIFICATION

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The ABC requires you to obtain RBS Certification within 60 days of your initial employment. To get RBS certified for the first time, you must take an approved course and pass the ABC’s final exam. Get started today by enrolling in our new, easy online course.

RENEW YOUR RBS CERTIFICATION

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The ABC requires you to renew your certification every 3 years. To renew, you must retake an approved course and retake the ABC’s final exam. You can complete these steps up to 90 days prior to your current certification’s expiration. Why wait? Renew your RBS Certification now!

Preventing Drunk Driving Through Education

Responsible alcohol servers can have an impact in reducing the number of intoxicated drivers and the incidences of underage drinking. It was this thinking that led the California Legislature to vote for a mandatory RBS training program.

Preventing Drunk Driving Through Education

Responsible alcohol servers can have an impact in reducing the number of intoxicated drivers and the incidences of underage drinking. It was this thinking that led the California Legislature to vote for a mandatory RBS training program.

Sample RBS Certification

Will I Receive an “RBS Permit” or an “RBS Certificate”?

Since the program is new, there are many different colloquial terms being used to describe what employees need to obtain to serve alcohol in California. The best way to describe it is “RBS Certification.”
 
After you pass the final exam, you are certified! Your certification status is housed digitally within the ABC’s online portal and can be tracked using your unique Server ID Number. It’s that simple, you are in the system!

Example ABC Online Portal Details

Server Certificate Details*

Status:                 Certified
ID Number:          123456789
Renewal Date:     

Renew Certification »
*NOTE: This is your digital RBS certificate. You may provide your Server ID number to your employer for verification.

Course Features

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ABC APPROVED

Our course is approved by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and meets all the standards needed to take the final exam on the ABC’s online portal.

OLCC Server Permit Pass Guarantee

GUARANTEED TO PASS

We are so sure of our training method that we guarantee you will pass your final exam with the ABC. If not, we will provide a full refund.

OLCC Server Permit Mulit Device Compatible

MULTI DEVICE COMPATIBLE

Compatible with all your devices. Start on one device and move to another seamlessly.

OLCC Server Permit Interactive Course

INTERACTIVE COURSE CONTENT

One of the most interactive courses. Contains high-quality videos and activities to reinforce content comprehension.

OLCC Server Permit Self-Paced Course

SELF-PACED COURSE

Take this course at your convenience. You can start and stop as much as you like and your progress is always saved.

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LOCAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Our knowledgeable support staff is here to help anytime you need them via chat, e-mail and phone.

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