ServSafe is administered by the National Restaurant Association. We understand the importance of our program in teaching and certifying responsible alcohol service measures.
We stay on top of the various and changing regulatory requirements for every state and ensure that our certification will prepare you to serve alcohol responsibly.
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Are there state-specific requirements for the ServSafe Alcohol Examinations?
Several states require that supplemental information and, in some cases, a state-specific quiz be administered during a responsible alcohol service class. Learn more about ServSafe Alcohol requirements and download state specific supplements. (You must be a ServSafe Alcohol Instructor to access the state specific supplements.)
Can I administer an examination to myself?
No. You must have a proctor administer the ServSafe Manager Examination, any ServSafe Alcohol Print Exam and the ServSafe Alcohol Advanced Exam. An instructor must administer a ServSafe Food Handler print exam. Use the Find a Class locator to find a proctor for these exams.
The ServSafe Food Handler online exam and the ServSafe Alcohol Primary Online Exam do not require a proctor.
NOTE: No one, regardless of position held, is permitted to proctor an examination for a relative.
Can I take a course and exam online or do I have to go to a location site? How many training hours are required for my state?
Check regulatory requirements for more specific details, or contact your local health department.
Do online courses expire?
Yes. Unused courses are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Once a course has been started:
After a course has expired, a student will not be able to access that course. A new one will need to be purchased. Online courses are not refundable and expiration dates cannot be extended.