What is ServSafe®?

ServSafe® is a food safety training program created by the industry for the industry. It is one of the industry’s strongest and most recognized educational programs and is administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

ServSafe® training provides information that every foodservice professional must know about food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe in an establishment.

The person-in-charge is required to be a CFPM according to the 2017 FDA Model Food Code.

  • Approved by the Conference on Food Protection
  • Meets requirements of a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
  • Recognized by more federal, state and local health jurisdictions than any other food safety training program


ServSafe® training is appropriate for all employees who work with food. At a minimum, all individuals who will serve as a person-in-charge needs to be a CFPM. To cover all times in operation, multiple employees will need to be certified.


  • Demonstration of food safety knowledge and safe food handling practices
  • Commitment of the organization to serving safe food
  • Investment in staff development
  • Marketing tool

* Group training can be customized to your operation