ServSafe - Instructor Tools

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Instructor Tools

ADMINISTERING AN ONLINE EXAM


We've made several changes to the policies and procedures for administering an online Exam. Along with an updated ServSafe Exam Administration Handbook, we've also created the short video tutorial below. (5/15)

To assist you with the migration to the ServSafe Manager Book 6th Edition Updated with the 2013 FDA Food Code:

  • Read the Instructor Change Document identifying the high-level ServSafe Manager Book 6th Edition Updated with the 2013 FDA Food Code changes.
  • Download and give your students who will be using ServSafe 6th Edition materials the FDA Food Code updates to study and help prepare them for the ServSafe Examination.

You must be a Certified ServSafe Instructor to access these tools. Verify you are a Certified ServSafe Instructor.

If you are not a Certified ServSafe Instructor, start the process to ensure you have access to the latest materials.

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Overview and How-to Document
This document provides an overview of the instructor materials and suggestions for preparing the training session, presenting the material, and leading group discussions.
How to Use the Course Planning, Delivery Tools, and PowerPoint Presentation (85 KB)

Training Tips
This document provides tips on what you need to do in the weeks leading up to the first day of class.
Training Tips for Certified ServSafe Instructors (342 KB)

Comprehensive PowerPoint Presentations
The Comprehensive PowerPoint presentations are designed to supplement your existing program and demonstrate how new content has been incorporated in ServSafe Sixth Edition.

ManagerBook
You can download the PowerPoint presentation as one complete file or in sections.

Also available as three smaller downloads:

CourseBook
Available for download in three parts:

Instructional Approach
This document provides an overview of the two delivery approaches
Getting Started: Selecting Your Instructional Approach (83 KB)

Video-based Approach
The video-based approach can be delivered in an 8-hour or 16-hour format. Download the appropriate Leader’s Guide for the course you will be delivering.

The PowerPoint® presentation supplements the content presented in the videos. The same PowerPoint® presentation is used for both the 8-hour and 16-hour formats. You can download the PowerPoint® Presentation in one complete file or by chapter.
 Video PPT Full Presentation  (10.1 MB)

Also available as ten smaller downloads

Video-based and Activity Approach (Illinois)
Illlinois instructors can download the 16-hour Video or Video & Activity Based Leader's Guide. Download the appropriate Leader’s Guide for the course you will be delivering.

Video-based and Activity Approach (Bergen county, Nj)
Bergen County instructors can download the 18-hour Video or Video & Activity Based Leader's Guide. 8

Activity- and Video-based Approach
The activity- and video-based approach can be delivered in an 8-hour class.

The PowerPoint® presentation supplements the content presented in the videos and is available in 8-hour and 16-hour formats. You can download the PowerPoint® Presentation in one complete file or by chapter.  


Also available as ten smaller downloads


There are five downloadable activities for the 8-hour Activity- and Video-based Approach:


Also available as ten smaller downloads


There are seven downloadable activities for the 16-hour Activity- and Video-based Approach:

Food Safety Showdown!
The Food Safety Showdown! Game provides a fun way to review and reinforce key learnings. The Food Safety Showdown! reviews key concepts by having teams battle in a game-show format to show food safety mastery.

Two versions of the game are available. Each version contains the same categories but have different questions. Refer to the Food Safety Showdown! User Guide for instructions on how to set up and play the game. The length is approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

Version A:
Guide to Questions and Answers (110 KB)

Version B:
Guide to Questions and Answers (106 KB)

Icebreaker: Match Game
The Match Game icebreaker is designed to engage your audience and energize the class using food safety concepts.
Icebreaker: Match Game (70 KB)

Student Letter
This is a customizable cover letter you can send to learners prior to class. It provides learners with information about the class and directions for using the diagnostic test, as well as an easy grader answer key.  
Student Letter (15 KB)

Diagnostic Test
Send the Diagnostic Test and Answer Key to the learner prior to the course so they determine their areas of weakness and can study the appropriate content in ServSafe Manager Book prior to class.

Practice Test
Use the Practice Test during class as a quiz or learning exercise to measure learners’ levels of comprehension.

Case Studies
The Case Studies are supplemental food safety related stories that can be used to demonstrate that foodborne-illness outbreaks can occur through simple mistakes.

Quizzes
Quizzes can be used to review or assess the learner’s understanding of chapter content. There is one quiz per chapter