ServSafe: Certified Food Protection Manager Course

Restaurant Food safety certification course Cedar Rapids Iowa

The ServSafe certification meets the new food safety rules that were adopted by the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals and went into effect January 1, 2014. For more information about the ruling please visit: Health inspectors are best suited to interpret these rulings, to find a health inspector for your county visit:

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach will be offering a one day certification course on food safety for food service managers in Cedar Rapids. ServSafe is a national certification program made available through the National Restaurant Association.  ServSafe is one of the industry’s strongest educational programs.  Certification is good for five years. 


Serv Safe class will be held:

at ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County
383 Collins Road NE, Suite 201
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

January 7, 2015 • 9:00am to 6:00pm CANCELLED
March 4, 2015 • 9:00am to 6:00pm  Finished
May 6, 2015 • 9:00am to 6:00pm Finished
July 8, 2015 • 9:00am to 6:00pm Finished

September 2, 2015 • 9:00am to 6:00pm Finished
November 11, 2015 • 9:00am to 6:00pm

Course costs $150.00 ($100.00 for current Iowa Restaurant Association members) and is due to the Linn County Extension office 1 week prior to class.

The REGISTATION fee includes 8 hours of training, the Serv Safe Essentials manual, the exam and certification.  The course will be taught by Rachel Wall, ISU Extension & Outreach Nutrition and Health Program Specialist.  Download a brochure and registration form to register for the course, stop by the Linn County Extension office or call 319-377-9839. 

ISU Extension also offers a food safety course for food service workers.  Safe Food is a course that covers the topics of temperature control, sanitation, and personal hygiene.   This two hour course is presented as requested.  Cost is $35.00 per person.  Sessions are individually scheduled by contacting Rachel Wall at (319) 377-9839 or


Iowa State University Extension is proud to partner with local health departments and the Iowa Restaurant Association (ServSafe®) to provide these programs.

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