SDCLA Member Benefits


Regional Meetings & Events:

SDCLA hosts quarterly meetings throughout San Diego County, featuring speakers discussing timely topics and providing an opportunity to network with other leaders in the industry. Other events are also coordinated to promote your organization’s enrichment, employee recognition, and networking — including the annual Gold Key Awards.

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Member Programs & Training Resources:

Members of SDCLA receive special savings for a variety of hospitality products and services from our industry partners. We continually strive to increase our benefit package through new programs and partnerships.

Free Human Trafficking Prevention Training

SDCLA members can access human trafficking prevention training at no cost through our partnership with Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST). Everyone who completes the training will receive a certificate and be in compliance with California Senate Bill 970, which requires that hotel and lodging employees who are likely to interact with victims of human trafficking undergo at least 20 minutes of human trafficking awareness training and education.  Request Human Trafficking Prevention Training

Alcohol servers and managers must be trained by August 31, 2022.

Beginning July 1, 2022, the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act will go into effect. The law requires that anyone who serves alcohol, manages servers, delivers alcohol, takes orders, or checks IDs at a business that serves alcohol on-site must be trained to serve alcohol legally and safely to the public by August 31, 2022. The law authorized the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to establish the Responsible Beverage Server Training Program (RBSTP). Under the program, every alcohol server and their manager must have a valid Responsible Beverage Server (RBS) certification from ABC.

You and your staff  can accomplish this through a three-step process:

  • Register with ABC as a Server on the RBS Portal
  • Take RBS training from an approved RBS Training Provider
  • Return to the RBS Portal to take ABC’s alcohol server certification exam.

You can begin step one by registering with ABC through the RBS training portal.

Click here for a flyer outlining the responsible beverage service certificate information in English & Spanish.

Advocacy & Government Relations:

The San Diego County Lodging Association monitors local government actions throughout San Diego county to ensure that the lodging industry’s voice is heard on issues of concern.

Networking Opportunities with Industry Leaders and Peers:

We offer opportunities to network with other leaders in the industry to exchange ideas on the issues that impact your associates, guests and business.

SDCLA Members also have access to a membership directory, including local hoteliers and industry suppliers.

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