California Responsible
Beverage Service Training

Get RBS Certified Today!

CALIFORNIA RBS TRAINING COURSE

This course is certified by California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) for individuals that need to obtain a Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Certification to serve alcohol at liquor-licensed businesses.
ServeSmart‘s RBS training course is self paced and simple to use so servers and bartenders can get their RBS Certification quickly and efficiently! Our online course features interactive lessons make learning about California’s liquor laws fun and engaging. This approach provides alcohol servers with more relevant content while meeting ABC’s requirements.
Once you register, you can begin the course right away. The registration, course and final exam are completely online. After you complete our course, you will have 30 days to pass the final exam on the state website. We’ve developed our course to be as painless as possible. Let us help you get your RBS Certification today!

3 Easy Steps

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STEP 1

Register with ABC

Create a personal RBS account in on the California RBS website

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STEP 2

Complete Training

Enroll in our RBS approved training course. 

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STEP 3

Pass State Exam

After completion of our course, return to the RBS portal and take the exam.

What is RBS Certification?

The Responsible Beverage Service Certification (RBS) is a certification required by law for anyone who serves, mixes, sells or who supervises the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption at liquor licensed establishments. 
The Responsible Beverage Service Training is provided by third party providers, like ServeSmart, who are approved by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control. Upon successful completion of the course, you will have 30 days to log back into the RBS Training portal and complete the final exam

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Module One: Social Impact of Alcohol
  • Module Two: Impact of Alcohol on the Body
  • Module Three: Laws and Regulations
  • Module Four: Intervention Techniques
  • Module Five: Management Policies

Course Overview

  • Course Length: Self Paced
  • Exam Questions: 25 Questions
  • Exam Attempts: 3x
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Pass Guarantee: Yes
  • Certification Valid: 3 years

Get Your RBS Certification

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The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control requires you to obtain a permit within 60 days of your initial hire date. To get a Responsible Beverage Service Certification for the first time, you must take a ABC certified course.

Renew Your RBS Certification

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Your RBS Certification is good for 3 years. In order to renew, you must retake a California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control certified course. It is advised that you renew your permit 45 days prior to your expiration date. 

Take the course from your phone!

ServeSmart makes getting your California RBS certification easier than ever! The course is 100% mobile friendly, allowing you to take the course anywhere and from your tablet or smart phone. Just log in from your mobile browser and you’re on your way!

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Course Features

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99% Pass Rate

99% of our students pass the exam the first time! Didn't pass the exam the first time? No problem! You can take the exam as many times as you need!

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Secure Payment

Our secure payment portal accepts both Stripe for credit card transactions as well as PayPal!

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Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of the California Responsible Beverage Training Course, you will be issued a certificate of completion you can show to your employer.

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Workbook

After completing the California Responsible Beverage Training Course, you will have access to a printable workbook that contains the valuable information you'll learn while taking this course.

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Multilingual!

Our course is available in the following languages:
- English
- Spanish
- Korean

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Support

Our US based customer support is available 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific, Monday through Friday.

What is RBS Certification?

The Responsible Beverage Service Certification (RBS) is a certification required by law for anyone who serves, mixes, sells or who supervises the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption at liquor licensed establishments. 
The Responsible Beverage Service Training is provided by third party providers, like ServeSmart, who are approved by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control. Upon successful completion of the course, you will have 30 days to log back into the RBS Training portal and complete the final exam

What Our Students Are Saying!

good detailed and provided guidance.
Curtis Cologna
Curtis Cologna
03:36 28 May 22
Great, everything is very well explained and easy to understand
Elizabeth Sanchez
Elizabeth Sanchez
23:56 26 Apr 22
Great, everything is very well explained and easy to understand
Elizabeth Sanchez
Elizabeth Sanchez
21:55 21 Apr 22
Great class, easy to navigate and understand. The checks on learning helped a lot
Darien Haynes
Darien Haynes
05:51 08 Apr 22
The class was a convenient training guide.
Young
Young
04:34 21 Mar 22
i"m very happy with the. service. The. text is. very easy. to follow, and each. section you. get. a quize to. review what you. have learned.
Thuy Huynh
Thuy Huynh
21:40 28 Jan 22
A few minor glitches. But overall, a good experience and would recomment to others.
Tom Wallace
Tom Wallace
05:02 05 May 21
I’m still shocked with how easy and thorough that was! This really set me up to pass with ease. Thanks!
Emily Besegai
Emily Besegai
22:19 02 May 21
Saved me tons of time! I'm always on the go, so it was very handy to be able to study on my phone. Great service and highly recommend!
Caroline Martinez
Caroline Martinez
03:28 29 Apr 21
Thanks for helping me get certified so quickly! Great experience!
Samantha Mead
Samantha Mead
00:38 29 Apr 21
awesome service and dedicated ownership to serve the customer !! thanks!!
John Pepelnjak
John Pepelnjak
00:31 29 Apr 21
Informative, thorough, and easy. Thanks!
Tara Killory
Tara Killory
23:20 28 Apr 21
Passed with ease, great experience!
Justin Richardson
Justin Richardson
22:52 28 Apr 21
Simple, effective, interactive, and user-friendly. I had a very good experience and even passed with 100%
Arman Radfar
Arman Radfar
15:39 19 Apr 21