ServSafe Training + Certification Classes

The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification®, ServSafe Alcohol®, and ServSafe Starters® Programs deliver much more than training. They combine critical information, exclusive tools, and real world resources to transform knowledge into action. In short, ServSafe puts the highest standard to work for you every day.

Private Training

  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager
  • ServSafe Alcohol
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention


What is included in the ServSafe Food Safety Managers Training?
Participants who register for a ServSafe seminar hosted by Harrison Marketing will receive a Fifth Edition ServSafe Essentials Textbook, a $70 value, which is delivered via UPS before the class. Students also will be registered to attend the review session and have the exam administered at the end of the class.
How do I register for a ServSafe Food Safety Managers Training?
Register for any seminars hosted by Harrison Marketing by filling out the registration form  online at Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation.
How much does it cost?
The full class cost includes textbook, 6 hour review session and exam.
$115 The Restaurant Association of Maryland members
$175 Non-members
$190 Late registration (less than two weeks before the class)
Can I take the test without taking the class?
Yes. An “exam only” option is available for any seminar for $85. The cost will only cover the cost of the exam that will be administered at the end of the day. Exam-only participants cannot sit in the review session or receive a book. Harrison Marketing highly suggests purchasing the book from The product code is ES5R- for a ServSafe Essentials textbook without a scantron.
Does the Harrison Marketing offer in-house training?
Yes. Harrison Marketing offers in-house training as a more convenient option, as an instructor will conduct the training in the restaurant or business. Click here for more information.
How long is my ServSafe certification valid?
ServSafe certification is valid for five years. However, all certificates received before July 1, 2007 in the state of Maryland are good for only three years.
How do I re-test if I did not pass the certification exam?
An examinee may take the examination twice within a 30-day period. If a third attempt is necessary, the examinee must wait at least 60 days from their last attempt. Harrison Marketing offers a discounted rate to retest as long as the retest is scheduled within 90 days of the original exam also taken from a Harrison Marketing-hosted seminar.
How do I become recertified?
Recertify by retaking the ServSafe Certification Exam before the expiration of the five-year certificate eligibility.
The ServSafe materials and examination are updated every couple of years. Harrison Marketing recommends taking the full class to obtain the most current information.
What is the format of the exam questions?
All exam questions are multiple choice.
When and how do I obtain my exam results?
Scores are posted within 15 business days of an examination date online at A class number and social security number or e-mail address as entered on the test scantron are necessary.
What is a passing score?
A passing score is 75 percent or higher, which is obtained by answering 60 or more questions out of 80 correctly.
Will I receive written documentation that indicates my exam results?
All examinees who pass the exam will receive an 8-inch-by-12-inch certificate with tear-off analysis of their overall score by content domain. Any examinees who don’t pass will only receive the analysis of their overall score by content domain. Harrison Marketing sends this correspondence to the address supplied during the class. Harrison Marketing does not retain liability for any certificates lost in the mail due to an incorrect address.
What languages are ServSafe exam question booklets available?
Exams are available in English, Spanish/English, Korean/English, Chinese/English, French Canadian/English, Japanese/English and large print.
Harrison Marketing offers the ServSafe seminar in English and occasionally in Spanish. Upon request textbooks can be ordered in Spanish, Chinese or Korean and an exam can be ordered in any of the languages above.
How can I order a duplicate certificate?
For a $20 fee, duplicate certificates are available online at

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