ServSafe - Online Course Best Practices

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Online Course Best Practices

Follow these tips to maximize your learning experience with ServSafe Online Courses.

  • Schedule your exam before starting the course. Knowing your exam date in advance will help you plan your learning schedule.
  • 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.
  • An ideal training schedule is one 1-hour session every other workday at approximately the same time of day. For longer courses, we recommend that you view the entire course within three weeks.
  • View the course in a quiet space, away from noise and distractions. Use headphones if you must view the course in a busy location.
  • Print the course Study Guides. Use them to take notes for review prior to the Exam.
  • Complete the course at least two days prior to your exam date. This will allow time to study and review.
  • Review your posttest scores. The scores by section screen will help to identify which course topics you should review before taking the exam.
  • Print your scores by section and Record of Training after completing the course.
  • You may need to submit one or both of these documents to the person who will administer your exam.