Effective 7/1/22, any on-premise alcohol server and manager in California 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 effective date or their first date of employment. San Francisco Wine School is one of only 10 in-person providers authorized to train throughout this state. Participation in the program online is also available.
TIPS, ServSafe, and LEAD training and certification taken prior to 2021 do NOT satisfy the requirements for California’s Responsible Beverage Service Certification. Learn more about the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act below and Complete your Mandatory RBS Training by the Aug 31, 2022 Deadline!
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 the necessary skills to responsibly serve alcoholic beverages and mitigate alcohol-related harm in California communities.
We created our curriculum in strict compliance with the ABC’s requirements with the goal of successful certification for all students and are 1 of only 10 approved in-person providers authorized to teach throughout the state.
Students will engage with the instructor and each other to learn ABC's exam objectives and discuss real world examples during this 4-hour live training. We will move through the material at a comfortably crisp pace with periodic "knowledge checks" and balance the day between potential liability and a touch of humor to keep us engaged. During the training, students will fill in the blanks of our RBS study guide that can be used as a resource during the open-book RBS Certification Exam from the ABC.
This program is available to the public live at San Francisco Wine School in-person and online. It is also available for private businesses at our venue or yours, in-person, online or hybrid.
Session 1: Mon June 20
Session 2: Tues July 26
Session 3: Mon Aug 22
Session 4: Tues Sept 27
Session 1: Mon Jan 23
This program is also available to private groups! We'll use the specifics of your business to create a customized training for your team. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling.
We've recently invested in some serious AV technology upgrades to create an integrated Hybrid Room/Zoom experience for all students. Both "Roomers" and "Zoomers" are able to engage with us and each other during these live classes. Recordings are also available after the class. Whether you are excited to return to our beautiful venue in person or are enjoying the convenience of home learning, you can choose the experience that's right for YOU! Learn more...
San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Looking for a computer based, self-study program? Consider the ServSafe Alcohol California Online training program offered through California Restaurant Association
$45pp Group discounts are available.
All in-person attendees must be at least 21 years of age.
In addition to taking this ABC accredited RBS training program, each participant is required to register with the ABC before the program start date for an additional $3 fee. They also must pass the ABC's online RBS exam with the a score of 70% or higher within 3 attempts after completion of the program to earn the state mandated RBS certification.