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Responsible Beverage Service Training

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Protect Your Business and Your Community. Ensure alcohol is served and sold responsibly in your licensed establishment…you can't afford not to.

In some areas of Sonoma 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.

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.


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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Petaluma Community Center
320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Sebastopol Police Dept.
6850 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 Rohnert Park: Graton Resort and Casino
630 Park Ct., Rohnert Park
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Cotati Community Room
216 E. School St., Cotati
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 29, 2017Santa Rosa: Dept. of Health Services
490 Mendocino Ave., Suite 204, Santa Rosa
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017Sonoma Police Dept.
175 1st St. West, Sonoma
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Petaluma Community Center
320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday, December 1, 2017 Healdsburg Community Center
1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday, December 8, 2017 Sebastopol Police Dept.
6850 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.


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

Contact Information

County of Sonoma
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Health Services Administration
3313 Chanate Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.46875, -122.708432

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2225 Challenger Way

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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