AACEA California: RBS Training - What You Need To Know As A Special Events Server

If you are a Special Events Server in California, or if you are planning to serve alcohol at a special event such as at a fair, festival, or any other event where a temporary alcohol license is required, you may be wondering what information you need to know in order to responsibly serve alcoholic beverages in the state of California. The CA ABC (California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) manages California’s alcohol licensing, education, and enforcement, but they do not require that you complete a Responsible Beverage Server (RBS) training in order to Serve alcohol at a special event.

But here’s the deal… An RBS training is still incredibly valuable and (at times) required for employment!

Even though the CA ABC does not mandate RBS Trainings, they still encourage Special Events Alcohol Servers and Bartenders to complete an RBS course from a provider that is listed on their RBS Training Provider List (like yours truly) in order to protect themselves from alcohol related liabilities! Not to mention, there are several establishments and events that require employees to take an RBS course.

A few of the topics you will want to be aware of as a Special Events Server are as follows:

(These are included in our online RBS training course!)

  • Alcohol liability laws
  • Minor laws (regarding sales and possession of alcohol)
  • Alcohol sales to obviously intoxicated persons
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) laws
  • Legal hours of alcohol sales and service
  • Alcohol’s impact on the public
  • Effects of alcohol on the body
  • Signs of intoxication
  • Alcohol server responsibility & laws
  • Prevention & intervention techniques
  • Age identification techniques

If you’re hoping to take an RBS Course, our Responsible Beverage Server training will provide you with practical information that you can directly apply to your job. Our hope is that this knowledge will empower you to make decisions as an alcohol server with the public’s safety in mind while simultaneously ensuring enjoyable experiences for both you and your customers!

Happy Training!

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