Mandatory server permit training for servers, bartenders, and managers for on premise establishments
Responsible Beverage Service Training
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.
21 (Note: If incidental to food service, an employee who is at least 18 year old may serve alcohol)
No, except when alcohol is served, sold, or otherwise provided to an obviously intoxicateed minor. In such case, the server, seller, or provider may be held liable for damages.
Valid U.S. State Driver’s License Valid U.S. State or Federal Government issued Identification Valid U.S. Passport and/or Passport Card Valid Military ID issued by the U.S. Department of Defense Valid Foreign Passport 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 date of birth and a photo, further proof of identity shall not be required. Green cards and International Driver's Licenses are NOT acceptable forms of ID. According to business and professions code 25660; the ABC recommends that licensees accept only “Bona Fide” identification which are currently valid, issued by a Government Agency, and contain the following criteria:
Relying on identification using these 6 elements provides a legal defense to a violation of California Code Section 25658. For additional information see Sections 25668-25660 of the B&P Code.