TIPS庐 CALIFORNIA RESPONSIBLE BEVERAGE SERVER (RBS) TRAINING

Join over 5.5 million TIPS-certified alcohol sellers/servers and get your California RBS certification online today!

With over 40 years of experience, TIPS ensures that you receive training on the regulations and guidelines that affect you in your role. TIPS sellers/servers are professionals and create a safer environment where alcohol is served and sold.

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What's State Approved?

ABOUT REGULATED TRAINING

This state regulates alcohol training for the sale and service of alcohol or requires state-approved training for certain roles. Please review the regulatory guide at the bottom of the page to ensure you are completing the correct course for your role.

STATE-APPROVED ALCOHOL COURSES

ABOUT REGULATED TRAINING

This state regulates alcohol training for the sale and service of alcohol or requires state-approved training for certain roles. Please review the regulatory guide at the bottom of the page to ensure you are completing the correct course for your role.

The courses below MEET state alcohol seller/server training requirements.

TIPS California RBS Training Program
TIPS B2C Course Type On-Premise
TIPS California RBS Training Program
Premium alcohol training for everyone from bartenders to security guards.
This course includes dynamic and skills-based training to prepare you for the exam taken on the California RBS.....[Read More]

TIPS California RBS Training Program

This course includes dynamic and skills-based training to prepare you for the exam taken on the California RBS Portal. It is approved by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for serving alcohol in the state, and certification lasts for three years.

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ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
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TIPS California RBS Training Program + Food Handler
TIPS B2C Course Type Package
TIPS California RBS Training Program + Food Handler
Meet state RBS regulations AND train for your food handler card.
This package contains our California Responsible Beverage Server Training Program bundled with our ANAB-accredited Food Handler Training. Learn.....[Read More]

TIPS California RBS Training Program + Food Handler

This package contains our California Responsible Beverage Server Training Program bundled with our ANAB-accredited Food Handler Training. Learn state guidelines PLUS effective workplace strategies.

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ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS California RBS Training Program + San Diego County Food Handler
TIPS B2C Course Type Package
TIPS California RBS Training Program + San Diego County Food Handler
Learn regulations to obtain alcohol server, RBS and food handler certifications.
This package contains our TIPS California Responsible Beverage Server Training bundled with our San Diego County Food Handler.....[Read More]

TIPS California RBS Training Program + San Diego County Food Handler

This package contains our TIPS California Responsible Beverage Server Training bundled with our San Diego County Food Handler Training. Learn state guidelines PLUS effective workplace strategies.

Learn More
Quantity - 1 +
24 19.99

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
Programa de Capacitaci贸n de TIPS California RBS
TIPS B2C Course Type Seller
Programa de Capacitaci贸n de TIPS California RBS
Aprenda las regulaciones y estrategias para la venta legal de alcohol a los clients seguros.
Capacitaci贸n din谩mica y basada en habilidades para prepararlo para el examen RBS de CA realizado en el Portal.....[Read More]

Programa de Capacitaci贸n de TIPS California RBS

Capacitaci贸n din谩mica y basada en habilidades para prepararlo para el examen RBS de CA realizado en el Portal RBS. Este curso incluye capacitaci贸n din谩mica y basada en habilidades para prepararlo para el examen realizado en el Portal RBS de California. Est谩 aprobado por el Departamento de Control de Bebidas Alcoh贸licas de California para servir alcohol en este estado y la certificaci贸n tiene una duraci贸n de tres a帽os. Aprenda las regulaciones y estrategias para la venta legal de alcohol a los clients seguros. 鈥 Curso aprobado por ABC de California 鈥 Dise帽ado para servidores y administradores 鈥 Cumple con los requisitos de CA RBS 鈥 Curso 100 % en l铆nea, a su propio ritmo

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15.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
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What are Educational courses?

ABOUT EDUCATIONAL COURSES

Completing these courses will not meet the state certification requirements. Although this state does not regulate these specialized TIPS courses, an employer may require one of these courses for certain positions or to qualify for an insurance discount.

If suitable for your role, we recommend enrolling in a state-approved On-premise, Off-premise, or Seller/Server course above to obtain BOTH the TIPS certification and the state-specific designation (permit, certification, approval).

EDUCATIONAL ALCOHOL TRAINING COURSES

ABOUT EDUCATIONAL COURSES

Completing these courses will not meet the state certification requirements. Although this state does not regulate these specialized TIPS courses, an employer may require one of these courses for certain positions or to qualify for an insurance discount.

If suitable for your role, we recommend enrolling in a state-approved On-premise, Off-premise, or Seller/Server course above to obtain BOTH the TIPS certification and the state-specific designation (permit, certification, approval).

The courses below offer TIPS scenario-based training but do not fulfill state alcohol training requirements.

TIPS Off-Premise & Alcohol Delivery Training
TIPS B2C Course Type Delivery
TIPS Off-Premise & Alcohol Delivery Training
Avoid problems when alcohol is sold "to go" or for delivery.
The Off-Premise and Delivery program is a 3-hour program addressing issues related to off premise sales PLUS any.....[Read More]

TIPS Off-Premise & Alcohol Delivery Training

The Off-Premise and Delivery program is a 3-hour program addressing issues related to off premise sales PLUS any establishment that offers delivery or takeout services. Sellers and delivery personnel learn strategies for preventing illegal alcohol sales or delivery to underage and/or intoxicated patrons.

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ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS Concessions Alcohol Training
TIPS B2C Course Type Concessions
TIPS Concessions Alcohol Training
"Make the right call" to reduce the risk of alcohol-related incidents at public or private events.
The Concessions program is a 3-hour program for environments such as stadiums, arenas, theaters, concert halls, fairs, amusement.....[Read More]

TIPS Concessions Alcohol Training

The Concessions program is a 3-hour program for environments such as stadiums, arenas, theaters, concert halls, fairs, amusement parks, and festivals. The focus of this program is on assessing patrons in a short period of time to prevent illegal alcohol sales.

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Quantity - 1 +
38.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS Gaming Alcohol Training
TIPS B2C Course Type Gaming
TIPS Gaming Alcohol Training
Exclusively designed for those who sell alcohol in a gaming environment.
The Gaming program is a 3-hour program used by casinos, riverboats, and gambling halls. This program focuses on.....[Read More]

TIPS Gaming Alcohol Training

The Gaming program is a 3-hour program used by casinos, riverboats, and gambling halls. This program focuses on the issues presented by guests receiving complimentary cocktails while gambling as well as guests staying on property.

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Quantity - 1 +
38.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
TIPS University
TIPS B2C Course Type University
TIPS University
Strategies and skills for students intervening in alcohol-related situations.
The University program is a 3-hour program tailored for students at universities and colleges. This program gives students.....[Read More]

TIPS University

The University program is a 3-hour program tailored for students at universities and colleges. This program gives students the skills they need to intervene with their peers in social situations to prevent alcohol-related incidents.

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38.00

ABOUT PASSPORTS

Effortlessly streamline your alcohol safety training with our TIPS Pre-Paid Passports, an efficient bulk purchase solution.

Purchase a single course or package for yourself or gift it to another person (You can set up gift options during checkout.)

  • Buy TIPS Pre-Paid Passports and receive unique access codes
  • Distribute codes to members of your organization
  • Individuals complete short, accredited courses to get certified
ADD TO CART
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State Agency

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

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3927 Lennane Dr
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

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(916) 419-2500
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abc.ca.gov
Alcohol Server Training Law

Mandatory
The state requires approved alcohol server/seller training in some capacity

Approved TIPS Programs

Classroom: On-Premise, Off-Premise, Concessions, Gaming, and University
Online: On-Premise

Requirements

RBS training is mandatory in the state of California as of July 1st, 2022 for anyone who serves alcohol by the drink, managers, and ID checkers

Length of Certification

TIPS Certification is valid for 3 years

State Laws & Regulations to be Aware of:

State Laws & Regulations to be Aware of:

Age to Consume

21

Age to Pour

21

Dram Shop Liability Laws

No

Age to Serve

21

Age to Sell聽

18, but an off-sale licensee may employ a person under the age of 18 if that person is under the continuous supervision of a person 21 years of age or older.

Gasoline/petroleum stations with convenience stores that sell beer and wine for off-premises consumption may only employ persons over the age of 21 between the hours of 10:00 pm and 2:00 am.

Acceptable Forms of ID聽

Documentary Evidence of Age and Identity:

To be suitable as evidence for defense, the identification card must be issued by a governmental agency and have a current description and a picture of the person presenting it which reasonably describes the person as to date of birth, weight, height, sex, and color of eyes and hair. No defense will exist if the card has obviously been altered or has expired.

In the event an Armed Forces identification card, Passport, or Passport Card is provided as proof of identity and lacks a physical description, but does include a date of birth and a photo, further proof of identity shall not be required.

A registration certificate issued under the Federal Selective Service Act is no longer considered documentary evidence of age, identity, and date of birth.

Green cards and International Driver's Licenses are NOT acceptable forms of ID.

Notes on Selling or Serving聽

The sale of alcoholic beverages at self-service checkout stands in all format retail stores is prohibited.

Age to Serve

The minimum age for serving alcoholic beverages is 21, except any person between 18 and 21 years of age employed in any bona fide public eating place, which is licensed for the on-sale of alcoholic beverages, may serve alcoholic beverages to consumers only if such service occurs in an area primarily designed and used for the sale and service of food for consumption on the premises, and the primary duties of the employee shall be the service of meals to guests, with the service of alcoholic beverages being incidental to such duties.

All hotel/motel/etc. employees handling the alcoholic beverages to be placed in the controlled access alcoholic beverage cabinet in any guestroom, including, but not limited to, any employee who inventories or restocks and replenishes the alcoholic beverages in the controlled access alcoholic beverage cabinet, must be at least 21 years of age.

Dram Shop Liability Laws

There is no Dram Shop Liability in California, except when alcohol is served, sold, or otherwise provided to an obviously intoxicated minor. In such a case the server, seller, or provider may be held liable for damages.

California RBS-Approved Training Program

TIPS California RBS training is approved by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), ensuring that participants receive a high-quality training experience that meets the state鈥檚 requirements for responsible beverage service. With TIPS California RBS training, participants can help create a safer and more responsible alcohol service environment while also protecting their establishment鈥檚 reputation and minimizing the risk of legal consequences.

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WHY CHOOSE TIPS?

Why choose tips 1

Pioneer In Alcohol Safety

Originally introduced in 1982, TIPS On-Premise was developed by professionals in the fields of alcohol abuse, adult education, hospitality, and psychology as a tool to teach servers and bartenders to prevent alcohol abuse among customers. This radical strategy to teach servers and bartenders standard practices for the service of alcohol and how to look for signs of intoxication became the industry standard.

Very soon, TIPS met industry requests for programs tailored to other environments with specific scenes and strategies for those industries. Today, TIPS offers courses specific to On-Premise, Off-Premise, Delivery, Gaming, Concessions, and University.

Whether required by law in your state or not, alcohol server and seller training helps you identify and prevent alcoholic beverages from getting in the hands of minors or intoxicated persons. TIPS is trusted to provide training that goes deeper into situations than just covering regulations or BAC. TIPS develops your "people skills" for handling specific situations and maintain a safe environment.


Why choose tips 2

Robust Training Experience

TIPS is more than any general alcohol safety training available. It's an immersive training experience.

TIPS online courses have an outstanding quality of content, easy-to-understand modules, and helpful reinforcement quizzes. TIPS is designed to empower individuals to use their people skills to positively influence their guests' drinking behavior and to help individuals feel confident to intervene in situations that might be uncomfortable or a safety risk.

All of this to make learning and retaining knowledge about safely selling and serving alcohol as relatable as possible.


Why choose tips 3

The TIPS Advantage

Not only will you learn skills for handing situations, you'll become better at your job and in turn be a more attractive candidate. PLUS TIPS offers you protections:

  • The insurance industry discounts liquor liability premiums up to 25% for TIPS-certified clients.
  • Courts recognize TIPS as the standard for server training programs.
  • Liquor boards mitigate fines and penalties for violators who incorporate TIPS training at their establishments.
  • And hotels, restaurants, and bars across the country reap the benefits of more professional wait staff and more satisfied customers.

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