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Beverage Service Training and Related Practices

Laws specifying requirements or incentives for retail alcohol outlets to participate in server training programs (often referred to as Responsible Beverage Service).

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CA (California)

Although the effective date of California's enacting legislation establishing a mandatory beverage service training program was January 1, 2018, the program does not become fully implemented and enforceable until July 1, 2021.

Note that prior to January 1, 2018, California had only a voluntary beverage service training program.

1/1/2003 - 12/15/2004       
CA (California)

Although the effective date of California's enacting legislation establishing a mandatory beverage service training program was January 1, 2018, the program does not become fully implemented and enforceable until July 1, 2021.

Note that prior to January 1, 2018, California had only a voluntary beverage service training program.

12/16/2004 - 1/1/2018Voluntary    Yes  UnspecifiedUnspecified1 Citations
CA (California)

Although the effective date of California's enacting legislation establishing a mandatory beverage service training program was January 1, 2018, the program does not become fully implemented and enforceable until July 1, 2021.

Note that prior to January 1, 2018, California had only a voluntary beverage service training program.

1/1/2018 - 1/1/2018Mandatory YesYes    On-PremisesBoth4 Citations