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Free Food Safety and Career Development Training and Resources

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind as its effects are being felt around the world. We're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we at ServSafe are taking all necessary measures to safeguard our staff while ensuring that your food safety needs can be met. We are taking enhanced steps to serve you by phone and digitally via text, chat and email.

For 30 years, ServSafe has been at the forefront of preparing restaurant and foodservice workers to deliver safe dining experiences for their guests, while also keeping themselves safe. Every day, we train the restaurant and food service industry on topics like cooking temperatures, safe storage, and cross contamination, as well as hygiene, sanitation, and other risk mitigation activities. Because of the challenges presented by COVID-19, we have developed a number of free resources aimed at keeping our workers and the dining public safe.

Free Food Safety Training

ServSafe Food Handler Online Course and Exam 

Get food handler online training and exam for FREE. Simply add to your profile by May 31, get up to 1 year to launch, and 60 days to complete once started. The online course and exam covers five key areas:
  • Basic Food Safety
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cross-Contamination & Allergens
  • Time and Temperature
  • Cleaning and Sanitation


ServSafe Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions


This training video features:

  • An overview of coronavirus, symptoms of COVID-19, and details about its transmission
  • Review of five-step handwashing process,
  • Respiratory hygiene practices to reduce the spread of the virus
  • Packaging best practices to reduce risks of exposure of COVID-19 and food contamination during delivery
  • Cleaning and sanitizing considerations for delivery, including attention to coolers, insulated bags, and surfaces in vehicles
  • Precautions and hygiene recommendations for workers regarding surface contacts during deliveries


ServSafe Takeout: COVID-19 Precautions


This training video features:

  • An overview of coronavirus, symptoms of COVID-19, and details about its transmission
  • Review of five-step handwashing process
  • Respiratory hygiene practices to reduce the spread of the virus
  • Keeping guests safe through heightened cleaning and sanitizing
  • Guidelines for single-use gloves
  • Packaging considerations for takeout and/or curbside pickup
  • Guest contact precautions during takeout


ServSafe Reopening Guidance: COVID-19 Precautions


As restaurants begin to reopen, get the information you need to ensure the safety of guests and staff.  This free training video includes the following topics: 

  • Knowing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Understand how to prevent the spread of the virus
  • Recognizing actions designed to reduce risk to employees and guests
  • Guidelines for face coverings, hand washing, and food handling
  • Guidelines for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting
  • Physical and operational changes to maintain social distancing 


Free Career Development Training

ServSuccess Training for Restaurant Workers

Restaurant-specific online learning designed to help hardworking professionals gain needed skills to advance in their careers.

AHLEI Training for Hospitality Professionals

Take your career to the next level with complimentary access to frequently requested hospitality online training.

Coronavirus Downloadable Info and Resources

Get resources and stay informed of the latest updates from the National Restaurant Association and other authoritative sources including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The free downloadable resources provide guidance to operators and restaurant workers on the coronavirus pandemic, which include:

  • Coronavirus: What You Can Do Fact Sheet (English and Spanish)
  • Preparing for Coronavirus: Steps for Foodservice and Restaurant Readiness On-Demand Webinar
  • Handwashing video, poster and infographic
  • Cleaning and sanitizing poster
  • Effects of COVID-19 on restaurants, hospitality, and foodservice FAQs

Visit www.restaurant.org/COVID19 for these free resources.

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