FAQ

How Much Is The ServSafe® Certification Class and Examination?

The cost for the eight hour class including the proctored examination is $160.00. This cost includes the ServSafe 7th Edition Manager Book (the book retails for $68.00) and the proctored examination conducted on a laptop for instant results and same day certification!

Once your registration is completed we will immediately mail you the ServSafe 7th Edition Manager Book, 80 question diagnostic test with answer sheet & updated FDA Food Code at no additional cost.

Why Do I Need ServSafe® Certification?

The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to food service managers.

Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification®, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

 

 

Is The ServSafe® Certification Testing Hard?

According to the National Restaurant Association, the ServSafe® test is a matter of common sense in food handling and preparation, along with some technical knowledge. The test is extensive, but with excellent preparation and practice testing, the certification is not difficult to achieve.

ServSafe® is a nationally accredited food safety certification for managers, employees and restaurant inspectors. Practice questions and answers are sent to you once you sign up for your class. Classes are recommended for those who are not yet certified.

 

 

Does The ServSafe Food Manager Certificate Expire?

Yes. A Servsafe Food Manager Certificate has to be renewed every five years. The expiration date is displayed on your certificate.

 

 

How Do I Receive My Food Manager Certificate From The State Of Minnesota?

When you attend the class and pass the exam you will receive your ServSafe Food Manager Certification, you will then need to submit an application for a Minnesota Food Manager Certificate and a $35 check or money order payable to the Minnesota Department of Health. In order to apply for a Food Manager Certificate in the state of Minnesota, you must have taken the exam within the last three years.

 

 

Where Does The ServSafe® Certification Testing Take Place?

We offer Servsafe® Food Manager Classes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania and Indiana. To schedule a class in your area, click on "Sign Up Now" 

All examinees with a current certificate will be able to download or print an e Certificate. To obtain their certificates, or request one to be sent, the students should log on to ServSafe.com, go to My Exams, and they’ll see an option to download their certificates.

For Additional Information Reference The Questions and Answers Below.

 

Q. How do I get a certificate sent directly to me?

A. Go to ServSafe.com, under the Students tab select “Certificates”, log in or create a profile, and you’ll see an option to order your certificate. There’s a $10 fee to have a certificate printed and sent to you via the USPS.

Q. What if I don’t have an email address?

A. When you register on our website, you’ll see an option to create a free email account.

Q. Why do I need to pay for a certificate?

A. There is no charge to print/reprint e Certificates from ServSafe.com. There is a $10 shipping and handling fee to have a certificate mailed to you.

Q. How often can I print or download my certificate?

A. You’ll have unlimited access to print and download your certificate until it expires.

Q. How can I share my certificate information with other people?

A. Go to ServSafe.com, under the Students tab select “Certificates”, log in or create a profile and you’ll see an option to enter an email address and share your certificate information. A link to your certificate will be sent to the address you entered. The recipient will have three days to view your certificate. After that time you’ll need to repeat this process to send a new link.

Q. Can my manager verify that I have a certificate?

A. Yes. Along with e Certificates, we now have a Certificate Look Up tool available. By entering a name and the type of certificate, you can validate if someone is currently certified. This can be especially helpful for current or future employers and regulatory agencies.

 

What Will I Learn?

SERVSAFE® FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT TRAINING

The ServSafe® program helps prepare you for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam.

 

Training covers these concepts:

  • The Importance of Food Safety

  • Good Personal Hygiene

  • Time and Temperature Control

  • Preventing Cross-Contamination

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • Safe Food Preparation

  • Receiving and Storing Food

  • Methods of Thawing, Cooking, Cooling and Reheating Food

  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)

  • Food Safety Regulations

  • And more . . .

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