What is ServSafe

What is ServSafe?

ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association (NRA). The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection. ServSafe offers following certifications:
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager
  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • ServSafe Alcohol
  • ServSafe Allergens
Most states and local authorities require ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certifications to operate food business. Some states require specific hours of training prior to taking certification exams. Following map sourced from ServSafe.com indicates regulatory requirements for certifications and training. Click on the map to find regulations in your state.ServSafe Manager exam focuses on following food safety topics:
  • Basics of food safety
  • Foodborne Microorganisms & Allergens
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Purchasing, Receiving and Storage
  • Preparation, Cooking and Serving
  • Facilities, Cleaning/Sanitizing and Pest Management
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
ServSafe certifications are based on US Food Code developed by Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ServSafe certifications are designed to educate food service workers about preventing foodborne illness and food allergies. It also educates employees and restaurant owners on how to maintain facilities such as cleanliness, sanitizing and pest control.

Who needs ServSafe certificates?

Most states require ServSafe or similar certifications if your serve food to public. Food safety certifications are required If you serve food at your business, you must have a certified food manager working for you. Certification is also part of the process for getting a food service permit.

Do I have to attend a class or food safety training before I can take the Food Safety Manager Exam?

It varies from State to State. Massachusetts does not require training. Contact your local health department for certification and training requirements.

How do I get certified?

Boston Food Safety offers classroom training, online training, private onsite (your office or business) training and exam only options. Certification exams and training available daily including Weekdays and Weekends. Click on the REGISTER link at the top of the page and select the option that best works for you.

What is the class schedule?

Boston Food Safety offers morning and afternoon classes. Online training can be done at your convenience from your home or office. Morning class schedule:
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM: Instructor led classroom training
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Exam
Afternoon class schedule:
3:00 PM to 6:30 PM: Instructor led classroom training
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Exam
Short lunch and bathroom breaks are provided with each class schedule.
Private onsite class schedule can be as per your needs. We can start as early as 7:00 AM or as late as 5:00 PM.

What is included in the training? Do I need to buy a ServSafe 7th Edition book?

Our training and exam packages include study guide (pdf format) and access to practice tests. Study guide and classroom training covers all the core food safety guidelines. Buying 7th Edition Food Protection Manager book is optional and not required. Training and study materials provided are enough to understand core food safety principals and pass the certification exams.

When do I get my certificate? I need it today can I get it?

Boston Food Safety provides proctored online exams. With online exams you get results instantly and we will print your ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate instantly on a nice glossy paper and give it you right after you pass the exam. We offer daily certification exams including weekends. So if you need certificate today we can help to get you one today. You can either book your exam online or call us at (978) 710-0128. To book online click on the REGISTER link at the top of the page.

How much does ServSafe certification costs?

Boston Food Safety offers lowest prices on ServSafe certifications. Exam only options starts at $85.00. Lowest for a Proctored online exam that includes free study materials, access to practice test and instant certificate.

Are there any pre-qualifications for ServSafe certifications?

No there are no pre-qualifications to do the ServSafe exams. You need to bring a government issued valid photo ID such as driver’s license or passport for taking Food Manager Certification Exam.

What is ServSafe Allergen? Do I need it?

The ServSafe Allergens online course covers many topics such as identifying allergens, communication with the guest, preventing cross-contact, food labels and more. Most states require Allergen certification for businesses serving food. Contact your local health department for certification and training requirements.

How do I get ServSafe Allergen certificate and how much it costs?

Boston Food Safety offers ServSafe Allergen Certificate online course. Cost is $10.00. It can be done online from your home or office. Certificates are available to print in few minutes after you finish the online video training. To purchase ServSafe Allergen course for Massachusetts click on SERVSAFE PRODUCTS link at the top of the page and select Massachusetts Allergen Training.

ServSafe Manager certification class & exam

Every Monday 3:00 PM onward at

265 Franklin st, Suite 1702, Boston, MA 02110

Every Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM onward at

600 West Cummings Park, Suite 1700, Woburn, MA 01801