ServSafe is administered by the National Restaurant Association. We understand the importance of our program in teaching and certifying responsible food 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 implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety.
Do online courses expire?
Yes. Unused courses are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Once a course has been started: ServSafe Food Handler courses must be completed in 60 days. ServSafe Manager and ServSafe Alcohol courses must be completed in 90 days. 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.
Will I receive notice that a course is about to expire?
A student who is taking the course will receive two separate email alerts before the course expires. The first notice will be sent 10 days prior to expiration. The second and final notice will be issued 2 days prior to expiration. An administrator who is assigning courses will receive an email alert 45 days before courses expire. The alert will address unassigned courses, assigned courses, and unused Course Access Keys that are about to expire.
How can I print my certificate?
All examinees with a current certificate are able to download or print an eCertificate. Log on to ServSafe.com, click on the Certificates tab, and can choose the "Download certificate" option to print the certificate. You can also request a certificate be mailed to you directly via US Postal Service for a fee of $10.
What’s an eCertificate?
It’s an 8.5” x 11” electronic (PDF) version of your certificate that you can download or print yourself. It looks exactly the same as a printed certificate, however it’s available to you immediately, to print at your convenience, once your exam is graded and scores are available on our website.