Licensee Education

ABC aims to provide the highest level of service and public safety to the people of the state of California. One of the ways we do that is by educating licensees about alcohol and drug related topics.

Why Licensee Education?

ABC has compiled a comprehensive body of information that can help business owners and their employees find greater success in comply with the law, limit their liability, and maintain a good relationship with their community. In the next section, you will find links to this information broken down into six different topics.

For more formal training, licensees and their employees may register for a course through ABC’s Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) program.



Information for Licensees

Community Relations

Understand your role in your community and the roles of other important stakeholders. Learn about ABC programs to promote public safety in your community.

Laws and Liability

Be informed about the laws that pertain to a licensed establishment. Discover the different types of liability you are subject to and find out how you can reduce your risk of liability.

Checking Identification

Learn about acceptable forms of identification. Discover tips and techniques to help you spot fake or invalid identification.

Alcohol Facts

Find out how alcohol affects the human body and read about the factors that affect intoxication.


Understand the signs of intoxication and learn about your responsibility to manage your customers’ drinking.

Illicit Drugs

Learn about the laws pertaining to illicit drugs and how to identify drugs, drug use, and drug paraphernalia.


Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Email us at
Call (916) 419-2500