Responsible Beverage Service Ordinance
What is the Responsible Alcoholic Beverage Service (RBS) Ordinance? The City of Chula Vista adopted a Responsible Alcoholic Beverage Service (RBS) ordinance in June 2014. The ordinance requires Chula Vista on-sale alcohol retail licensees and their employees to complete a certified training course in alcohol service every four years. The course teaches ABC and DUI laws, liability, recognizing signs of intoxication, refusing sales, guest safety, checking identification, and recognizing false identification. The due date for completing training is December 3, 2014 or six months after hiring a new employee or opening a new business, whichever date is earliest.
Chula Vista Responsible Beverage Service Ordinance
Frequently Asked Questions
Business Compliance Form
Where is training offered? Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) Training is currently offered by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) throughout San Diego County free of charge. Please see training dates and additional information below. The ABC website also provides a list of fee-based training programs: http://www.abc.ca.gov/programs/RBS.html.
Upcoming Training Dates
August 26th, 2014: 11 am - 3 pm
October 22, 2014: 11 am - 3 pm
Chula Vista Location
The following training is offered at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium, 365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910 from 11 am to 3 pm. To RSVP, please contact Kristen Miggans at firstname.lastname@example.org (or call 619-409-5938) and provide your name, phone number, and ABC business affiliation. Trainer: Ken Clark. Please bring a pen and copy of the ABC for attendance roster information only. **No late admittance**
Imperial Beach Location
September 4th, 2014: 11 am - 3:30 pm
The following training is offered at the Imperial Beach Lifeguard Station, 950 Ocean Lane, Imperial Beach, from 11am to 3:30pm. To RSVP, please call 619-498-2400 during regular business hours and provide your name, phone number, and ABC business affiliation. Please bring a pen and copy of the ABC for attendance roster information only. **No late admittance**
ABC LEAD Training
The LEAD training course provides practical information on how licensees and their employees can sell and serve alcoholic beverages safely, responsibly, and legally. Upon completion of the course, each attendee will receive a certification card from ABC. The certification card will be valid for four years from the date of course completion for all on-sale ABC licensees in Chula Vista. After the four year certification expires, a refresher course is required. LEAD training is provided by ABC at no cost to the licensee or employee.