August  2021

Program updates from the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program (RBSTP) team including the release of the online training provider API and the Department’s search for foreign language RBS training providers.

General Program Update

We currently have 20 RBS training programs approved. There are 13 online courses, 5 in-person courses, and 2 in-house course approved. Approved courses are available on the RBS Portal Landing Page.

There are currently 4529 alcohol servers/managers of alcohol servers registered in our RBS Portal. 2211 are now certified, meaning they have completed RBS Training from one of our Department approved training providers and have passed the Department’s alcohol server certification exam with a 70% or better.

Online Training Provider API for Approved Training Providers is Now Available

The online training provider API is now available for approved RBS online training providers. It is accessible from the provider’s dashboard via the Developers Tool link. For more information on the online training provider API please do not hesitate to email us at rbstp@abc.ca.gov.

Hablamos Español y tu?

The RBSTP team is looking for foreign language training providers interested in creating and teaching an RBS training program. Our alcohol server certification exam is currently available in both English and Spanish languages. We want to offer RBS training courses in a language other than English in the near future. By July 1, 2022, we will need to have at least a Spanish language online and a Spanish language in-person RBS training course approved and available to the public.

If you or someone you know teaches a foreign language RBS Training program, please encourage them to apply via the RBS Portal.

As a Reminder

We are using digital certificates for alcohol servers who have completed training and passed the alcohol server certification. The Alcohol Server training certificate is recorded on the Alcohol Server’s Dashboard in the training history at the bottom of the page of the RBS Portal. Upon completion of training and the certification exam, the alcohol server will be issued a certification number, and that will serve as their training certificate and is valid for three years. The digital certificates are housed in the RBS Portal and will be available for review by the server’s employer as we get closer to the legal requirement for the mandatory statewide training.

Training providers have up to 24 hours to confirm Server Training in the RBS Portal. If it has been more than 24 hours since the server has completed training, we encourage the server to contact the training provider and follow-up with why their training has yet to be confirmed. When following up with the training provider, the server should have their server ID number (the server’s server ID number is located in the upper left of the server’s dashboard in the RBS portal in the table that reads Server Certificate Details), If emailing the customer service for the training provider, it is encouraged that rbstp@abc.ca.gov is included in the CC.

Important Dates to Remember

  • July 1, 2022 – AB 1221 (Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act) goes into effect and RBS training for alcohol servers and the managers of alcohol servers for ABC On-Premises licensed establishments becomes mandatory.
    ABC On-Premises Licensees have sixty (60) days from July 1, 2022 to have their staff trained and certified by an approved RBS training provider. This includes the successful completion of an ABC administered RBS exam.
  • September 1, 2022 – Enforcement of AB 1221 begins.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email us at rbstp@abc.ca.gov.

Contact

For server registration assistance contact your local district office:

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Bakersfield

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4800 Stockdale Highway., Suite 213
Bakersfield CA, 93309

Phone:
(661) 395-2731
Fax:
(661) 322-5929
Email:
Bakersfield@abc.ca.gov

Concord

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1800 Sutter St., Ste 450
Concord CA , 94520

Phone:
(925) 655-6314
Fax:
(925) 655-6310
Email:
Concord@abc.ca.gov

Eureka

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1105 Sixth St., Suite C
Eureka CA, 95501

Phone:
(707) 445-7229
Fax:
(707) 445-6643
Email:
Eureka@abc.ca.gov

Fresno

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1330 B East Shaw Ave.
Fresno CA, 93710-7902

Phone:
(559) 225-6334
Fax:
(559) 225-8740
Email:
Fresno@abc.ca.gov

LA/Metro

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888 S Figueroa Street, Suite 320
Los Angeles CA, 90017

Phone:
(213) 833-6043
Fax:
(213) 833-6058
Email:
LAMetro@abc.ca.gov

LB/Lakewood

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3950 Paramount Blvd., Suite 250
Lakewood CA, 90712

Phone:
(562) 982-1337
Fax:
(562) 982-1396
Email:
LongBeach/Lakewood@abc.ca.gov

Monrovia

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222 E. Huntington Dr., Suite 114
Monrovia CA, 91016

Phone:
(626) 256-3241
Fax:
(626) 263-9858
Email:
Monrovia@abc.ca.gov

Palm Desert

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34-160 Gateway Dr., Suite 120
Palm Desert CA, 92211

Phone:
(760) 324-2027
Fax:
(760) 324-2632
Email:
PalmDesert@abc.ca.gov

Redding

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1900 Churn Creek Rd., Suite 215
Redding CA, 96002

Phone:
(530) 224-4830
Fax:
(530) 224-9338
Email:
Redding@abc.ca.gov

Riverside

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3737 Main Street, Suite 900
Riverside CA, 92501

Phone:
(951) 782-4400
Fax:
(951) 781-0531
Email:
Riverside@abc.ca.gov

Sacramento

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2400 Del Paso Road, Suite 155
Sacramento CA, 95834

Phone:
(916) 419-1319
Fax:
(916) 419-3994
Email:
Sacramento@abc.ca.gov

Salinas

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1137 Westridge Parkway
Salinas CA, 93907

Phone:
(831) 755-1990
Fax:
(831) 755-1997
Email:
Salinas@abc.ca.gov

San Diego

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1350 Front St., Room 5056
San Diego CA, 92101

Phone:
(619) 525-4064
Fax:
(619) 231-1171
Email:
SanDiego@abc.ca.gov

San Francisco

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33 New Montgomery St., Suite 1230
San Francisco CA, 94105

Phone:
(415) 356-6500
(415) 356-6501
(415) 356-6502
(415) 356-6503
Fax:
(415) 356-6599
Email:
SanFrancisco@abc.ca.gov

San Jose

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100 Paseo de San Antonio, Room 119
San Jose CA, 95113

Phone:
(408) 277-1200
Fax:
(408) 971-9421
Email:
SanJose@abc.ca.gov

San Luis Obispo

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3220 S. Higuera St., Suite 103A
San Luis Obispo CA, 93401

Phone:
(805) 543-7183
Fax:
(805) 543-3814
Email:
SanLuisObispo@abc.ca.gov

San Marcos

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570 Rancheros Drive, Suite 240
San Marcos CA, 92069

Phone:
(760) 471-4237
Fax:
(760) 471-6142
Email:
SanMarcos@abc.ca.gov

Santa Ana

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2 MacAurthur Place, Suite 200
Santa Ana CA, 92707

Phone:
(657) 205-3533
Fax:
(657) 205-3520
Email:
SantaAna@abc.ca.gov

Santa Rosa

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50 D Street, Room 130
Santa Rosa CA, 95404

Phone:
(707) 576-2165
Fax:
(707)527-9537
Email:
SantaRosa@abc.ca.gov

Stockton

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31 E. Channel St., Room 168
Stockton CA, 95202

Phone:
(209) 948-7739
Fax:
(209) 546-7853
Email:
Stockton@abc.ca.gov

Van Nuys

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6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 220
Van Nuys CA, 91401

Phone:
(818) 901-5017
Fax:
(818) 785-6731
Email:
VanNuys@abc.ca.gov

Ventura

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1000 South Hill Road, Suite 310
Ventura CA, 93003

Phone:
(805) 289-0100
Fax:
(805) 289-0110
Email:
Ventura@abc.ca.gov

For training provider and general program assistance contact:

RBSTP Team
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Email: rbstp@abc.ca.gov

Translation Services
Email: eeo@abc.ca.gov