ServSafe - The ServSafe Alcohol® Advantage

The ServSafe Alcohol® Advantage

The ServSafe Alcohol® Training program is developed by the National Restaurant Association and experts who have direct experience with the risks involved in serving alcohol. Our connection to the foodservice industry provides insights that help prepare you for difficult situations.



Our materials help define responsible alcohol service best practices because we involve specialists in regulatory agencies, law, insurance, medicine, law-enforcement, restaurants and academia to create them. ServSafe Alcohol materials reflect scientific research in an easy-to-understand format.



  • Training and exams are available online and in a classroom. Compare formats.
  • Classroom courses can be taken in English and Spanish.
  • The online course is in English and Spanish.
  • Most exams are taken in English; the Primary Print Exam can also be taken in Spanish.


ServSafe Alcohol Approved Instructors and Registered Online Proctors must meet minimum experience and educational requirements. You can be confident that practical, real-world experience guides your training.



ServSafe Alcohol® training and certification is widely recognized and respected in the foodservice industry. Here’s why.


ServSafe Alcohol

Uses quality materials and exams created by experienced alcohol-service professionals exclusively for the foodservice industry


Reinvests proceeds from programs back into the industry


Relies on the same development methodology as proven ServSafe food safety training


Is a single source, one-stop-shop to complete both food safety and responsible alcohol service training and exam needs


Addresses up-to-date regulatory information


Provides support from subject-matter experts available to answer questions


Offers flexible online, classroom, in-unit and one-on-one training and exam options


Follows a holistic approach that teaches staff to work together to handle difficult situations



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