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Responsible Beverage Service Training

Protect Your Business and Your Community

Ensure alcohol is served and sold responsibly in your licensed establishment...you can't afford not to.

Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training provides owners, managers and employees with up-to-date information on:

  • California State ABC laws and regulations
  • Local city and county alcohol ordinances
  • Civil, criminal and administrative liability
  • Preventing/refusing sales/service to minors and obviously intoxicated patrons
  • Checking legally acceptable forms of identification

Responsible Beverage Service trained employees can help your business:

  • Prevent property damage
  • Lower the cost of insurance premiums
  • Provide a safe work environment
  • Improve customer service, satisfaction and safety
  • Keep the community safe by preventing alcohol abuse, drunk driving and underage drinking

There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is required.


All trainings are 4 hours and are appropriate for both on- and off-sale establishments.

NOTE: In some areas of the county, RBS training is mandated every 3 years by Municipal Code or Conditional Use Permit. Please call (707) 565-6617 to find out more about your local requirements.

Schedule

Lead Trainers: Commander Mike Bates, Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety; George Vasquez, Beverage Consulting Network, Inc. Additional trainers may be available.

Friday, July 29, 2016 Santa Rosa 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Santa Rosa 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 9, 2016 Petaluma 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Sebastopol 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Sonoma 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Healdsburg 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Cotati 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, January 27, 2017 Sebastopol 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Petaluma 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Petaluma 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Monday, April 10, 2017 Santa Rosa 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Monday, May 8, 2017 Sonoma 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Petaluma 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Monday, June 19, 2017 Santa Rosa 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Funding provided by the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.

How to Register

Register online at: http://goo.gl/i8Kr5v

Register by phone: (707) 565-6617 or (707) 565-6680

Register by email: donna.newman-fields@sonoma-county.org

Contact

Health Policy, Planning and Evaluation Division
490 Mendocino Ave., Suite 202
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Main line: (707) 565-6680
RBS information and registration line: (707) 565-6617
Email: donna.newman-fields@sonoma-county.org

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