1.1 Dept of Alcoholic Beverage Control
1.2 License Types
2.1 Identifying Minors, Recognizing Tactics, & Understanding Decoys
2.3 Acceptable Forms of ID
2.4 Verification Technique
2.5 Consequences for Underage Sales
3.1 Preventing Sales to Intoxicated Customers
3.2 Identifying Intoxicated Customers
3.3 Traffic Light System
3.4 Standard Serving Sizes
3.5 Alcohol – Physiologically
3.6 Contributing Factors & Pacing Alcohol Consumption
3.7 Drinking Drivers
3.8 Public Intoxication & Habitual Drunkards
4.1 Refusing Service
4.2 Incident Logs
4.3 Reducing Liabilities
This curriculum was made possible by the efforts and support of:
Ventura County Behavioral Health Department Alcohol & Drug Programs
Straight-up Ventura County
Winchester's Grill & Saloon
Our cast of community actors
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is the liquor authority for the state of California. They receive liquor license applications within California and determine if a license will be granted. Selling alcohol in California is a privilege and not all applications are approved.
Some considerations for approval may include: total amount of alcohol licenses currently operating within a geographical area, and what type of business the licensee will operate as, (i.e., restaurant vs. bar).
The responsibility of ABC is to monitor alcohol licensees, investigate complaints, hold hearings regarding violations, and determine consequences for violations which may include fines, suspensions or revocations.
Some cities have dedicated alcohol enforcement officers employed by police or sheriff departments. Working with the ABC or independently, alcohol enforcement officers ensure businesses are operating within the law in regards to alcohol sales and service.
In addition to alcohol enforcement officers, cities may have stricter alcohol regulations than the ABC imposes. “Conditional Use Permits” are imposed in some cities and may limit alcohol sales hours, or quantities of serving sizes, as well require staff to attend a certified Responsible Beverage Service training.