How do I renew my ServSafe certification?

You must retake the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examination before your current ServSafe Certification expires. Check your local regulatory requirements for more information about certification renewal. Requirements may include completing both food safety training and the ServSafe Certification Exam.

ServSafe® is valid for five years and accepted by most federal, state and local jurisdictions. However, this requirement may vary depending on the local requirements in your area, and possibly your own organization’s standards.

Secondly, how long does ServSafe food handler certification last? five years

Similarly one may ask, can I take the ServSafe test online?

Both ServSafe coursework and exams are available in person and online. Note that online exams for the Food Handler and Alcohol/Primary do not require a proctor. All other exams, whether print or online, do require a proctor and would need to be taken at a test center.

How hard is the ServSafe manager exam?

Certification Process What is the passing score for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Examination? A passing score is 75% or higher. This is obtained by answering at least 60 out of 80 questions correctly. The exam has 90 questions; however there are 10 pilot questions that are for research purposes only.

What is the difference between ServSafe manager and food handlers?

The ServSafe Food Handler Certificate verifies basic food safety knowledge and is for individuals in food handler employee-level positions. The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager or person-in-charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness.

Is a food handlers certification and a ServSafe the same thing?

The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification and ServSafe Food Handler are two totally different programs. Most states require the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification while the ServSafe Food Handler is considered optional training for staff members.

Do ServSafe certification expire?

The National Restaurant Association recognizes the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification for a five-year period and the ServSafe Alcohol and ServSafe Food Handler Certificates for a three-year period. However, state or employer requirements can vary.

Can I get a copy of my ServSafe certificate?

To obtain a copy of the certificate, students should log on to and select Download My Certificates or tor request the certificate be mailed via USPS for a $10 fee.

Where can I find my ServSafe certificate?

Click the link in the email to view your results, complete the required information to create a User ID and you can view your results. You can print your certificate by selecting the “Print My Certificate” option under the Student section of

What can I do with a ServSafe manager certification?

Servsafe Food Manager Certification Average by Job Job. General Manager, Restaurant. Restaurant Manager. Executive Chef. Restaurant Assistant Manager. Assistant General Manager (AGM) Sous Chef. Food Service Director.

How do I print out my food handlers card?

If you need to reprint your current card, login and go to the My Certificates section on your Dashboard. From there, you can click View and print your food handlers card or certificate for free. Some areas require an additional official documentation from your local health department.

How much does ServSafe cost?

There are a number of other resources that you can add to your purchase, including a ServSafe manager handbook that retails for around $70. The ServSafe alcohol course and exam are available for $30, and the allergen course and exam cost $22.

How long does it take to complete ServSafe online course?

ServSafe – Online Course Best Practices View the course in several short sessions each no longer than 1 hour. ServSafe Manager Online Course: 8-10 hours in length. ServSafe Alcohol Online Course: approximately 4 hours in length. ServSafe Food Handler Course: 1 ½-2 hours in length.

Where can I get my ServSafe certificate?

To obtain their certificates, or request one to be sent, the students should log on to, go to My Exams, and they’ll see an option to download their certificates, or request one to be mailed via USPS to them directly for a $10 fee.

Can I Proctor my own ServSafe exam?

Can I administer an examination to myself? No. You must have a proctor administer the ServSafe Manager Examination, any ServSafe Alcohol Print Exam and the ServSafe Alcohol Advanced Exam. An instructor must administer a ServSafe Food Handler print exam.

What is on the ServSafe exam?

The program includes the following training/certification courses: ServSafe Food Handler, ServSafe Manager, ServSafe Alcohol, and ServSafe Allergens. Our free ServSafe practice tests (2020 Update) are listed below. View the 2020 ServSafe test questions and answers!

How can I pass my ServSafe test?

The ServSafe Manager exam involves 90 multiple choice questions. In order to pass, you must achieve a score of 75 percent or higher. You’ll have approximately 90 minutes to finish the exam—it is important for you to complete all answers as any question left blank will be scored as wrong.

What is the course access key for ServSafe?

A Course Key is a code that contains letters and numbers. The code is required to access the course and assessment. If you do not have a Course Key, you need to purchase ServSafe Food Handler Online Course and Assessment before getting started.