California TIPS Certification

California TIPS Certification Training Program

Course Name Hours Price Checkout
TIPS California RBS Training Program 3 $15.00 Enroll
TIPS California RBS Training Program + Food Handler 5 $24.00 Enroll
TIPS California RBS Training Program + San Diego County Food Handler 5 $24.00 Enroll
TIPS Replacement Card $20.00 Enroll
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Prospective of California TIPS Certification:

  1. National Recognition: California TIPS certification is widely recognized across the United States, including California.
  2. Industry Acceptance: Many establishments in the hospitality industry accept TIPS certification as proof of responsible beverage service training.
  3. Comprehensive Curriculum: California TIPS programs typically cover a range of topics related to responsible alcohol service, including checking IDs, handling intoxicated patrons, and preventing underage drinking.

The California TIPS Certification Program is accessible to individuals engaged in the sale and service of alcohol. This program is designed to provide comprehensive training for both managers and staff, equipping them with the skills needed for responsible alcohol service. Participants will learn how to identify signs of intoxication, prevent underage drinking, and adopt best practices in beverage service. Whether you’re the proprietor of a hotel, bar, or restaurant aspiring to elevate your establishment through responsible beverage service, or a bartender aiming to enhance your professional expertise, this course is tailored to meet your needs and contribute to the success of your career or business!

TIPS California RBS Training Program

From July 1st, 2022 all servers and managers must be certified by an ABC approved RBS training provider. This includes successful completion of an approved RBS training and passing the ABC administered RBS exam. ABC On-Premises Licensees have sixty (60) days from July 1, 2022, to have their staff trained and certified.

Become TIPS Certified and ABC Compliant in 3 Simple Steps:

Do I need a license to sell or serve alcohol in California? Is California TIPS Certification program approved?

California law does require responsible beverage service training for alcohol servers and sellers. The TIPS Certification program has received approval from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for alcohol service within the state, and the certification remains valid for a duration of three years.

Learn2Serve Food Handler & Food Safety Manager Certification

Course Name Hours Price Checkout
Learn2Serve Food Handler Training Course (ANAB Accredited) 2 $9.99 Enroll
Curso de Capacitación para Personas que Manipulan Alimentos (Acreditado por ANAB) 2 $9.99 Enroll
California Food Handler-San Diego County Specific Course 3 $10.00 Enroll
Learn2Serve Food Safety Manager Principles Training + Food Manager Exam 10 $121.00 Enroll
Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification Exam with Online Proctor 1.5 $69.99 Enroll
Seller Server Training + Food Manager Certification 11 $113.00 Enroll
Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles 8 $65.00 Enroll
Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles (Spanish) 8 $65.00 Enroll
Food Safety HACCP for Retail Food Establishments (16 Hour) 16 $125.00 Enroll
Safe Food Temperatures for Sizzling Summer Heat 1 $4.99 Enroll

Learn2Serve Tobacco & Alcohol Seller Server Training

Course Name Hours Price Checkout
Learn2Serve Alcohol Seller Server Training On Premises + Food Handler Training (ANSI Accredited) 5 $18.50 Enroll
Learn2Serve On-Premises Alcohol Seller/Server 3 $14.95 Enroll
Learn2Serve Off-Premises Alcohol Seller/Server 3 $15.00 Enroll
Seller Server Training for Winery Employees 3 $12.50 Enroll
Tobacco Seller 2 $9.95 Enroll
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CA TIPS Certification

TIPS (Training & Intervention Procedures for Servers) is an approved training provider for the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training program. The course aims to inform servers, bartenders, managers, and owners about their legal responsibilities when it comes to serving alcoholic beverages in a safe and responsible manner. Anyone who serves alcoholic beverages in a hotel, bar, or restaurant must complete this training.

Learning Objective – Responsible Beverage Service Training Program

The California TIPS certification is designed to educate students on how to identify the signs of intoxication and prevent underage drinking. It also teaches you about your legal responsibilities as someone who serves alcohol – such as checking IDs for those under 21 years old and refusing service to those who are obviously intoxicated. The training covers detecting fake IDs, dealing with difficult customers, and recovering alcohol losses.

Alcohol Server Certification California

As of July 1st, 2022, all servers and managers will be required to complete a mandatory alcohol server training. Our 3 hours TIPS On-Premise course is approved by ABC. Please ensure you have registered and obtained an RBS Server ID# from the RBS Portal. This information will be required on the registration form for your TIPS Certification course.

TIPS certification is valid for three years – you must complete the course and take the RBS Exam to be compliant with state regulations.

Responsible Beverage Service Certification Process

  1. Before you complete your registration for the TIPS Certification course, you must first obtain a Server ID# from California RBS. Please make sure the following information entered is IDENTICAL to your California RBS registration: Name, email address, and Server ID#. If any item is not IDENTICAL, your completion information will be rejected by the state.
  2. Register and complete your online TIPS Certification training. Once your completion information is processed by California ABC, you will receive a notification that the California RBS certification exam is available and must be completed within 30 days.
  3. Take the RBS Exam

What is the cost of the RBS Exam?

The cost to take this exam is $3.00 and it’s included in the registration process for RBS portal access. Once training has been confirmed by a recognized provider, you’ll be granted access to the exam with three attempts to pass with a 70% or better.

How do I register as an alcohol server with California ABC?

To become a registered alcoholic server with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, you will need to create an account on RBS Portal. Once the account is created, the alcohol server will need to select and complete the Server Registration form. There is a non-refundable $3.00 fee associated with the registration process. Watch a short video to learn how to register as an alcohol server or manager.

What is my RBS Server ID number?

You can find your Server ID in the “Server Certificate Details” box on your dashboard. It’s called “ID Number,” and it has nine digits.

How do I get a copy of my RBS certification?

There is no physical or downloadable RBS certificate available. Once you have completed the training and the certification exam, you will be issued a certification number which is valid for three years. This will be noted on your Alcohol Server’s Dashboard in the training history at the bottom of the page on your RBS Portal account.

How do I verify if an employee is RBS Certified?

You will be able to verify a server as RBS certified using their certification number and full name.

Do I need to retake the responsible beverage service training course if I recently completed one?

Yes. Unfortunately, none of the responsible beverage service providers offering services were approved by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for the upcoming statewide mandate. The mandate goes into effect as of 1st July 2022 and will require all servers and managers to complete their RBS exam by 31st August 2022.

California Food Handlers

As of July 2012, California has mandated Food Handlers cards for anyone who handles food in the state. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has developed a California Food Handlers Certification Program that includes training for food handlers in the state.

California food handlers are expected to learn about proper handwashing techniques, cross-contamination, and other food safety practices. Restaurant owners are now required to take responsibility for ensuring that any employee who handles food has the California Food Handlers Card.

California Food Handlers


Who Needs A California Food Handlers Certificate?

California food handlers certificates are required for anyone who handles food in restaurants. Restaurant managers, owners, and staff members should be aware of the new California Food Handlers law. California food handlers should learn about proper handwashing techniques, cross-contamination, and other safety practices to ensure the well-being of customers. You can obtain a CA food handlers card by completing our online training. California food handlers are responsible for knowing how to handle, store and prepare food safely. California food handlers cards are valid for two years and must be renewed to stay active.

California Food Handlers