- A ServSafe certificate shows your understanding of food safety, particularly in a restaurant setting. This certificate is not required to work in food service, but it will make you a more qualified candidate. Many restaurants and employers do expect their management staff to have a ServSafe certificate, so earning this credential will help you
What are the benefits of being ServSafe certified?
It protects both your employees and customers, as being exposed to rotten or contaminated food can risk the health of everyone involved. It can also contribute to the success of your business, as very little ruins the reputation of a restaurant faster than food that makes the customers sick.
Do you get paid more with a ServSafe certification?
No you do not get paid more. It is not required.
What is ServSafe used for?
ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the U.S. National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection. Sanitation certification is required by most restaurants as a basic credential for their management staff.
How long is a ServSafe certificate good for?
The National Restaurant Association recognizes the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification for a five-year period. The ServSafe Alcohol, ServSafe Allergens and ServSafe Food Handler Certificates are recognized for a three-year period. However, state or employer requirements can vary.
What does a ServSafe certification mean?
The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager or person-in-charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness. The ServSafe Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the Conference for Food Protection Standards.
Should every employee be ServSafe certified?
ServSafe is an educational program from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). ServSafe certification isn’t required for all food handlers. In fact, whether any food safety training is required for food handlers varies by state or even by county.
Do employers pay for ServSafe?
A: No. The California Food Handler Card Law does not require employers to pay for the food handler’s training and test.
Is ServSafe a food handlers license?
The ServSafe Food Handler Certificate verifies basic food safety knowledge and is for individuals in food handler employee-level positions. Individuals that successfully pass the 90-question, multiple-choice exam will receive a ServSafe Manager Certification and wallet card.
Does ServSafe expire?
Does my certificate expire? The National Restaurant Association recognizes the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification for a five-year period. ServSafe Alcohol, ServSafe Allergens and ServSafe Food Handler Certificates for a three-year period. However, state or employer requirements can vary.
Who needs ServSafe?
The ServSafe Food Handler Certificate verifies basic food safety knowledge and is for individuals in food handler employee-level positions.
Is ServSafe the same as Haccp?
ServSafe Food Protection Manager is nationally recognized for restaurants and food services. HACCP is required by federal regulation for certain types of food processors.
How long is ServSafe manager training?
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.
Does ServSafe transfer state to state?
Certification process If I move, is my ServSafe Certification accepted in other states? The ServSafe certification is recognized in most jurisdictions where a Food Protection Manager Certification is required.
Can you take ServSafe exam online?
Online proctoring at home for the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is now available! Schedule your exam at a time that’s convenient for you, all you need is a computer or laptop and a private location.