Step 3 - Exam Process

    Apply: Submit a State Application, applicable unofficial college transcripts, and a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire to The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95834.

    To access a State Application Form (Std. 678), please click here.

    To access a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire, please click here.

    Accepted applications: All accepted applicants will receive a notice in the mail approximately three (3) weeks prior to the exam date with pertinent information regarding the exam.

    Appear for exam: Applicants are required to bring either a photo identification (driver’s license) or two (2) forms of signed documentation when they appear for the examination.

    Result letters: Candidates who have taken the exam will receive written notification of their exam results in 4-6 weeks from their exam date.

    Change application information: If you need to change information on your application (address, name, etc.) after the application was submitted for the exam, please contact Human Resources at (916) 419-2557 or