Responsible Beverage Service Training - Special Session with Sonoma County SBDC & Santa Rosa Metro Chamber



San Francisco Wine School is proud to host this special session of Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training with the Sonoma County Small Business Development Center and the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber.

Background 

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 the 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.

Traditional TIPS, ServeSafe, and LEAD training and certification do NOT satisfy the requirements for California’s RBS Certification.  Learn more about the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act below and Complete your Mandatory RBS Training by the Aug 31, 2022 Deadline!  

Program Description

Approved RBS ProviderResponsible 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 in the workbook & study guide that we provide to be a resource during the open-book RBS Certification Exam from the ABC.


Special Session with Sonoma County SBDC & Santa Rosa Metro Chamber

Runs Live Online: Aug 15 | Mon | 9:30a-1:30p

Looking for Live In-Person? Check out our other public sessions

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 help@sfwineschool.com for scheduling.

Tuition

$45pp 

Group discounts are available.  

Includes 4-hour live seminar, practice quizzes, fill-in-the-blank workbook & study guide, & video recording of the session.

Requirements

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.  


About California's Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act and Related Certification Deadlines

Passage of California Assembly Bill 1221 in 2017 created the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act. The bill required the Alcoholic Beverage Control to create the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program (RBSTP) to ensure servers and their managers of alcoholic beverages are educated on the dangers of serving alcohol to minors and over-serving alcohol to patrons with the intention of reducing alcohol-related harm to local communities. The mandate creates a new training requirement for roughly 1,000,000 alcohol servers and managers of alcohol servers at an estimated 56,000 ABC licensees with on-premises alcohol sales privileges. The alcohol servers and managers who work at those locations must register with the ABC, be trained, pass an exam, and be certified by the enactment, or 60 days after their first date of employment.

The passing of Assembly Bill 82, on June 29, 2020, extended the date in which this requirement is enacted to July 1, 2022. This change was made to alleviate the financial strain on the hospitality industry caused by the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Effective July 1, 2022, any alcohol server and their 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 effective date or the first date of employment.  Servers, Managers and Licensees will be out of compliance with this law beginning August 31, 2022 when enforcement will begin.

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