Food Manager Certification - FAQs
ServSafe Certification Exam
The ServSafe Food Manager Certification is a nationally accredited program accepted by health departments nationwide.
Premier Food Safety has partnered with ServSafe to offer you the Food Manager Certification Exam, as well as multiple training packages to meet your training needs.
You can rest assured that you’re receiving training from one of the best companies, and obtaining a certification from the leading nationally accredited provider.
Classroom training is highly recommended and usually the most effective way to prepare for the exam. Our most popular training and certification package is $139 and includes:
- Classroom training with a food safety expert - Available in English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese, depending on class location.
- ServSafe certification Exam - Available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and French Canadian
- E-Study Guide – Emailed to you for download
Classes typically run from 10am – 4pm, although this may vary depending on the language and location. We ask students to arrive 30 minutes in advance for check-in.
Please see below for a typical class schedule:
- 10am to 1:00pm | Class Instruction
- 1pm to 1:30pm | 30-Minute Break
- 1:30pm to 2pm | Review Session
- 2pm to 4pm | Exam
This 65+ page resource covers all the core FDA food safety standards and guidelines, 2 Practice Tests and the Top 5 Tips to Passing the Food Safety Exam.
The Study Guide is emailed to you upon registration so you can review it prior to the class.
ServSafe and Prometric are both nationally accredited Food Manager Certification Exams, equally recognized and approved by Health Departments. In terms of compliance, there is no difference. However, some companies and/or jurisdictions may require their employees to specifically get one of the brands and not the other, so please check with your supervisor if you are unsure of your company’s requirements.
The ServSafe Certification exam is only available for our classroom training option.
Prometric Certification Exam
No. The certification exam can only be administered by an authorized proctor at a testing center.
However, if you can’t attend a class, you can prepare for the test by completing our online Food Manager training.
Study at your own pace. Then, attend one of our testing centers on the day and time you prefer to take the Prometric certification exam. There are over 1,100 locations to choose from.
Once you register, you will receive a username and password to log in and complete the training from home. The self-paced online course incorporates media-rich learning experiences, graphics, audio, and interactive learning exercises.
The course is between 4 and 8 hours long, depending on the State you are getting your certification for. It is widely accepted by a broad range of clients, including regulatory agencies and educational institutions, as fulfilling training requirements for most counties and states nationwide.