ServSafe - Become an Approved ServSafe Alcohol® Instructor

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Become an Approved ServSafe Alcohol® Instructor


Use your talent and experience to improve the industry. Become a ServSafe Alcohol® Approved Instructor.

As a ServSafe Alcohol Approved Instructor, you give your students a high-quality education in responsible alcohol service. Developed by the National Restaurant Association and experts who have direct experience of the risks involved in serving alcohol, the ServSafe Alcohol training course covers the trends and risks related to the responsible sale and service of alcohol.

Approved ServSafe Alcohol Instructors are also proctors for online and print ServSafe Alcohol exams.

STEPS TO BECOME A SERVSAFE ALCOHOL APPROVED INSTRUCTOR FOR THE FIRST TIME

STEP 1: TAKE THE SERVSAFE ALCOHOL ADVANCED EXAMINATION

Get a passing score of 80% within three years of applying to be an instructor. Get certified.

STEP 2: TAKE THE SERVSAFE ALCOHOL INSTRUCTOR TUTORIAL

This tutorial will prepare you for the ServSafe Alcohol Instructor Assessment.
Learn more about the ServSafe Alcohol Instructor Tutorial
Take the tutorial

STEP 3: TAKE THE SERVSAFE ALCOHOL INSTRUCTOR ASSESSMENT

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To become an Approved ServSafe Alcohol® Instructor, you must pass the ServSafe Alcohol Instructor Assessment. The assessment tests knowledge of the concepts presented in the ServSafe Alcohol Instructor Tutorial. There are 25 questions in the assessment and you must receive a score of 88% to pass.

Take the Assessment

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Once you pass the assessment, you will get access to the ServSafe Alcohol Application. Include a nonrefundable application fee of $50, and the mutual nondisclosure and performance agreement form with your application. Ask your instructor and proctor what materials you need to purchase. In some cases, the instructor will provide materials. ONLINE TRAINING/EXAM Purchase the course and exam voucher.


STEPS TO RENEW YOUR SERVSAFE ALCOHOL APPROVED INSTRUCTOR STATUS

Approved ServSafe Alcohol Instructors need to recertify every three years. Instructors have 90 days from the expiration date of their ServSafe Alcohol Instructor Certification to complete this recertification process.

STEP 1: TAKE THE SERVSAFE ALCOHOL EXAMINATION

You need a current ServSafe Alcohol certification in order to renew your instructor status  Get certified.
If you have not achieved a ServSafe Alcohol certification with a score of 80% within the last three years, you can get it one of two ways:
  -Take the ServSafe Alcohol Online Course and Primary Exam.
  -Attend a ServSafe Alcohol class and take the primary or proctored exam.(Instructors in Maryland and South Carolina must take the proctored exam).

STEP 2: COMPLETE THE SERVSAFE ALCOHOL RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION

There is no charge for this application.
Learn more about the ServSafe Alcohol Recertification Application.