ServSafe Classes

Iowa State University Extension - Woodbury County offers several ServSafe® classes a year for food service professionals. ServSafe® training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about. The class will address food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe and protect the establishment against the costly nightmare of a foodborne-illness outbreak. Participants will learn ways of prevention, regulatory requirements, and how to improve food quality. Class size is limited and fills up well ahead of the class date (weeks or months ahead), so early registration is necessary. Deadline is one week prior to class date.

Upcoming English-language classes are:


  • Monday, April 24
  • Wednesday, May 17
  • Monday, June 26
  • Tuesday, July 18
  • Tuesday, August 15
  • Monday, September 18
  • Wednesday, October 25

To attend, you will need to register online through this link.

Upcoming Spanish-language classes are:

  • Monday, May 1

To register for the Spanish-language ServSafe class, please call (712) 276-2157 or visit our office at 4728 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City.

Classes will be taught by Renee Sweers, Nutrition and Health Specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach and Carol Larvick, UNL Extension Dakota County. Both are certified ServSafe® Instructors. To view the dates and locations, please click here.

To register for classes after January 1, 2017, you must register online here. Space in the class is not reserved until the registration form and fee are received.
The registration fee of $150 per person will cover eight hours of training (8:00-5:30), 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).

For further information, please contact Woodbury County Extension Office (712) 276-2157 or email Renee at

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