ServSafe Training Offered to Food Service Professionals

ServSafe Certification Class/Training

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe®  food safety certification classes.  ServSafe® meets the criteria for an individual to become a "Certified Food Protection Manager" (CFPM).

Iowa's new Food Code (as of January 1, 1014) requires that: "at least one food establishment employee with management and supervisory responsibility be a CFPM."

The ServSafe® program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience.  Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts.

Classes will be taught by Cindy Baumgartner, Nutrition and Health Specialists for ISU Extension and Outreach, and Registered ServSafe® Proctor & Certified ServSafe® Instructor since 2006. Training will be offered on the following dates and locations: 

 Dubuque Location:

  • Mar. 18, 2014 (Tues.) (Currently Full)
  • Apr. 30, 2014 (Wed.) (Currently Full)
  • Jun. 3, 2014 (Tues.)
  • Aug. 7, 2014 (Thurs.)
  • Oct. 8, 2014 (Wed.)
  • Nov. 18, 2014 (Tues.)

Decorah Location:

  • Nov. 11, 2014 (Tues.)

Independence Location:

  •  May 21, 2014 (Wed.)

Brochure/Registration Form

The registration fee of $150 per person will cover eight hours of training (8:00-5:00), the ServSafe® Essentials Manual (6th edition), and the exam and certification. Participants will have the option of testing for certification upon training completion. Those who score 75% or higher on the exam will be ServSafe® certified for five years by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). If you belong to the Iowa Restaurant Association, the registration fee is $100 (membership verified at time of registration.)

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