The Responsible Beverage Service program was created to ensure that servers of alcoholic beverages and their managers are educated on the dangers of serving alcohol to minors and over-serving alcohol to patrons, and with the intention of reducing alcohol-related harm to local communities.
National Bartenders offers this training on site as part of its regulate curriculum. Patricia Johnson, who has been recognized by California State Senator, Diane Feinstein, as one of the top trainers of state’s alcohol safety conducts monthly certifications.
RBS Card FAQs
Do you need to be licensed or certified to bartend in California?
Yes. Starting in August 2022 California requires you to have an RBS card for alcohol sales.
What is an RBS Card and who needs it to work?
Responsible Beverage Service card is a legally required certification distributed by the Alcohol Beverage Control of California.
Anyone employed to card, serve and make an alcoholic beverage in an establishment with an on premise liquor license (including day permits) will be required starting July 2022.