Pass Written Exam

Before applying for a Job Vacancy with ABC, candidates must first pass a written exam. There is a separate exam for the Agent and the Agent Trainee positions. Make sure you meet the minimum qualifications for the exam you wish to take. Refer to the Exam Bulletin – Agent or Exam Bulletin – Agent Trainee for upcoming exams and application cut off dates.

In order to take the Agent or Agent trainee exams, you must first submit a State Application Form (STD.678) along with the Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire and documentation to support adherence to the minimum qualifications.

To apply for an exam, please submit the following documents:



At this point in the process we highly recommend that you visit the CalCareers website and create an account. Once you create an account, you will be able to fill out a State application (STD. 678) and save it for future use. This same application template can be used to apply for job vacancies once you pass the written exam.

Mail or Personally Deliver Applications To:
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Human Resources
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Cut-off Date. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application. Applications may be personally delivered between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday (except State holidays), to ABC Human Resources. Applications will not be accepted via email, fax, or inter-agency mail.

About The Exam

The exam will consist of a written test, weighted 100%. To pass the exam, a minimum rating of 70% must be attained. We highly recommend that you review the study guide prior to taking the exam.


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