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BECOME A SERVSAFE® CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR


Certified ServSafe® Instructors teach ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training courses. As a Certified Instructor, you provide a high-quality food safety education to your students on important topics in the foodservice industry, such as helping prevent a foodborne illness, protecting customer health, improving employee performance and preserving business reputation.

As a Certified Instructor, you can:

  • Teach the ServSafe food safety manager training course.
  • Access online instructor resources and information.

Instructors do not administer exams. Proctors and those with dual role status perform tasks related to secure exam administration.

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CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS


To become a Certified ServSafe Instructor, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Meet one of the following professional experience or advanced education requirements:
    • Professional experience
      • Have taught or trained for at least six months
      • Are in a training role (e.g., training at a trade school, at a state restaurant association or in a corporate setting)
      • Have worked in a foodservice operations environment for one year
      • Are employed as a health inspector or equivalent by a state or local regulatory authority
      • Work as a Registered Sanitarian, Registered Dietician, or equivalent
    • Advanced education
      • Have earned a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university or college in one of these subjects:
        • Food Science
        • Food Technology
        • Epidemiology
        • Environmental Health
        • Public Health
  • Meet your state's food safety training requirements.
    Know your state’s requirements.

Please note: You must provide contact information for a reference. We will verify your current employment status, as well as work and education history.



Steps to become a ServSafe Certified Instructor

STEP 1: GET SERVSAFE FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER CERTIFICATION.

You must pass the Instructor Version of the certification exam. If you did not take the Instructor Version of the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, then you will need to wait 90 days before you can teach a ServSafe class. Get certified.

STEP 2: LOGIN TO SERVSAFE.COM.

Login with your User ID that is associated with your most recent ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.

NOTE: If you do not have a User ID, create a User ID and the application process will help you tie your ServSafe exam record to your User ID.

STEP 3: Take the Instructor Tutorial.

Learn more about the tutorial.

STEP 4: Pass the ServSafe Online Advanced Test.

Learn about the ServSafe Online Advanced Test.

STEP 5: Complete the Application.

Agree to the terms of the Performance Agreement.