Food Safety

ServSafe 6th Edition instructor change document that indicates where the changes are in the new book so you can be prepared when presenting the new material.
ServSafe 6th Edition student change document which shows what content has changed in the course and might be touched upon in the exam.

Only the National Restaurant Association

Offers food and alcohol safety training and certification exams created by foodservice professionals. Take the program online or in a classroom, in several languages. Let the people who know most about food safety and sanitation and alcohol safety, prepare you for your job.

What training method is right for me?

Depending on your needs and schedule, the ServSafe®  programs have options that will work for you.  Compare the features of online and classroom training to help you choose what is best for you.

ServSafe Manager – Depending on your needs and schedule, ServSafe training materials are flexible and provide options that will work for you. Compare the features of ServSafe online and classroom training to help you choose what is best for you.The same course content is covered in both formats. Course and examination formats can be mixed. For example, the online food safety certification exam can be taken after completing either an online or classroom course.  Use the interactive ServSafe Training Calculator to calculate costs.he ServSafe program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts.Trust the only food safety program with roots in the foodservice industry to help you protect customer health, improve employee performance and preserve business reputation.Training and exam formats: online and classroom
Training languages: English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean
Exam languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Canadian French.
ServSafe Food Handler -The premier provider of food safety training is proud to offer solutions to meet any food handler training need. Whether you are an employee seeking your Food Handler Card or an operation seeking a compliant solution for your employees, the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Handler Program has a product that’s right for you.The ServSafe Food Handler Program is available in formats tailored to your learning environment.  The five sections are Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitation.  A 40-question, non-proctored test with no time limit is included in the print edition.  Certification is included with the guide to be signed by instructor upon successful completion of assessment.



Check South Carolina local regulatory information and your organization’s policies to determine your training and certification needs.


Select the training and exam option that best meets your needs, regulatory requirements and schedule. You can use different formats for the course and exam. For example, you can take an instructor-led course and on online exam.

  • Training Languages:
    • Textbooks available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean
    • Online course available in English and Spanish
  • Exam Languages:
    • Print exam available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Canadian French
    • Online exam available in English, Spanish
  • Training Format:
    • Choose online or classroom
  • Exam Format:
    • Choose online or classroom

In most cases, the instructor and proctor are the same person who fulfills different responsibilities when teaching and administering the exam.

If you already have an instructor or proctor, skip this step.

Classroom training

Find an instructor and contact him or her to schedule your training and exam. Or you can search for a scheduled class.
NOTE: Classroom training requires an instructor.

Online Training

Find a proctor to administer your exam. The exam proctor will need to be physically present to administer an exam.


Classroom Training/Exam

Ask your instructor and proctor what materials you need to purchase. In some cases, the instructor will provide materials.

Online Training/Exam

Purchase the appropriate online course and exam. Purchase the course and exam voucher.


Complete your training.


Upon passing the exam, you will receive your food safety certification from your proctor.