March 2021

Program updates from the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program (RBSTP) team including now accepting training provider applications, the training provider application process, project timeline, and FAQs.

Now Accepting Training Provider Applications

The Responsible Beverage Service Training Program (RBSTP) team is pleased to announce that they are now for all application entities. The training provider application for entities that qualify as a government entity is now available, in addition to the previously offered private sector business entity applications.

Training Provider Application Process

On Friday, February 5, 2021, the RBSTP team hosted a virtual stakeholder meeting via Zoom, which provided a high-level overview of the RBS Program and focused on the specifics of the training provider application. A demo of the online Training Provider application was also provided. A recorded copy of the meeting is available on the February 2021 Program Update. Our responses to the questions that were asked during the meeting by our stakeholders will be posted later this week. The training provider application is now available and is accessible via a portal link on the ABC RBSTP page.

Updated RBS Project Timeline

The RBSTP team is planning to host virtual stakeholder meetings for RBS training providers, licensees, alcohol servers, and law enforcement to discuss the RBS Training Program’s progress and the database’s features for the Spring of 2021. 

The RBSTP team is planning to host virtual stakeholder meetings for RBS training providers, licensees, alcohol servers, and law enforcement to discuss the RBS Training Program’s progress and the database’s features throughout 2021-2022.

  • February 23, 2021 – Begin accepting RBS Training Provider Application.
  • Spring 2021 – Design and development of the database to be completed.  Public outreach campaign to begin and approved RBS Training becomes available.
  • Spring/Summer 2021 – ABC approved RBS Providers continue training throughout the state.
  • Summer 2022 – RBS Training is mandatory in the State of California.

Frequently Asked Questions

The RBSTP team has been hard at work, answering all of your questions and concerns regarding the implementation of AB 1221. We have received questions from “who must be trained” to “how to become a training provider.” To help ease any confusion during the transition, we have put together a list of the commonly asked questions and their answers on the RBS Frequently Asked Questions section of our website. If you have any additional questions about the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program that were not addressed on the FAQ page, please do not hesitate to email us at rbstp@abc.ca.gov.

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We would like to thank our stakeholders and the industry for their continued patience and cooperation as we implement this mandatory training requirement for alcohol servers and their managers.

Contact

Additional information may be obtained by emailing us at rbstp@abc.ca.gov.