servsafe manager instructor resources
before you begin
You must be a Certified ServSafe Instructor to access these tools. Verify you are a Certified ServSafe Instructor.
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servsafe manager 7th edition revised with the 2017 fda food code
Read the Instructor Change Document identifying the high-level content changes made to the ServSafe 7th Edition program.
Read the Errata Sheet identifying content changes resulting from the 2017 FDA Food Code update.
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course planning tools
Review these documents as a first step as you prepare to teach your ServSafe course.
This document provides an overview of the two delivery approaches that may be used to teach ServSafe.
overview of course tools
This document provides an overview of the instructor materials and suggestions for preparing the training session, presenting the materials, and leading group discussions.
This document provides tips for teaching adult learners and guidance on what you need to do in the weeks leading up to the first day of class.
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 the easy grader answer key.
activity- and video-based approach (Recommended approach)
The activity- and video-based approach can be delivered in either an 8-hour class or a 16-hour class. Download one of these step-by-step guides to teach the class.
The PowerPoint® presentation supplements the content presented in the videos and is available in 8-hour and 16-hour formats.
8-hour activity- and video-based approach powerpoint presentation
THERE ARE FOUR DOWNLOADABLE ACTIVITIES FOR THE 8-HOUR ACTIVITY- AND VIDEO-BASED APPROACH:
16-hour activity- and video-based approach powerpoint presentation
there are seven downloadable activities for the 16-hour activity and video-based approach:
The video-based approach can be delivered in an 8-hour or 16-hour format. Download one of these step-by-step guides to teach the class.
video-based approach powerpoint presentation
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.
comprehensive powerpoint presentations
The Comprehensive PowerPoint® presentations are designed to supplement your existing program, if desired. They should NOT be used to present the entire course.
comprehensive powerpoint presentation for ServSafe manager
You can download the comprehensive PowerPoint® presentation as one complete file.
comprehensive powerpoint presentation for ServSafe Coursebook
Available for download with one presentation per chapter.
other course delivery tools
Here are some additional tools to help you meet the needs of your learners.
food safety showdown!
The Food Safety Showdown! game provides a fun way to review and reinforce key learning. The Food Safety Showdown! reviews key concepts by having teams battle in a game-show format to show food safety mastery. Both printable and interactive versions of the game are available.
Two versions of Food Safety Showdown! are available for both the printable and interactive games. Each version contains the same categories but has 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 (Spanish)
VERSION B (Spanish)
icebreaker: match game
The Match Game icebreaker is designed to engage your audience and energize the class using food safety concepts.
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.
Use the Practice Test during class as a quiz or learning exercise to measure learners’ levels of comprehension.
The Case Studies are supplemental food safety–related stories that can be used to demonstrate that foodborne-illness outbreaks can occur through simple mistakes.
multiple-choice review questions powerpoint presentation
This PowerPoint® presentation contains additional multiple-choice practice questions.
Quizzes can be used to review or assess the learner’s understanding of chapter content. There is one quiz per chapter.
food safety puzzles
The Food Safety Puzzle games use visual puzzles to review food safety terminology.
Download the appropriate leader's guide below for the approach you will be using to teach the Illinois ServSafe course (either the Activity and Video-Based approach or the Video-Based approach). The tools needed to support the approach (PPTs, activities, icebreakers, etc.) can be found at the beginning of the ServSafe Manager Instructor Resources section. Follow one of the leader's guides below for timing when using these tools.
video-based and activity approach (ohio)
VIDEO-BASED & ACTIVITY APPROACH
SEVEN DOWNLOADABLE ACTIVITIES FOR THE 16-HOUR ACTIVITY AND VIDEO-BASED APPROACH
FOOD SAFETY SHOWDOWN!
FOOD SAFETY SHOWDOWN! VERSION A
FOOD SAFETY SHOWDOWN! VERSION B
video-based and activity approach (Bergen county, nj)
Bergen County instructors can download the 18-hour Video or Video- and Activity-Based Leader's Guide.