For those with oversight and management responsibility in any type of foodservice operation, ServSafe® is the food safety certification course developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. It is one of several programs accredited by the American National Standards Institute - Conference on Food Protection in meeting Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) requirements. The ServSafe® program blends the latest FDA Food Code and food safety research in a program offered by specialists with years of food sanitation training experience. Participants learn current best practices related to safe food handling and cleaning and sanitizing as well as tips on how to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety.The 8-hour course includes a resource workbook and concludes with a certification exam.

As of January 1, 2014, the Iowa Food Code requires at least one employee in a food establishment who has supervisory and management responsibility and authority to direct and control food preparation and service be a CFPM. A CFPM is a person who has shown proficiency by passing a test which is part of an accredited program. The ServSafe® program is a well-known program that meets this certification requirement. ServSafe® certificates are valid for five years.
NEW:  Registration must now be completed online and will close three weeks prior to the class date.
Current list of all class dates and locations may be found at
Please check the website for the most current list.  Due to COVID-19, situations can change rapdily.
Here are some classes in our area:
09-14-20 - Sidney
10-05-20 - Altoona
10-07-20 - Sioux City
10-14-20 - Sioux City
11-09-20 - Malvern
11-12-20 - Sioux City
11-17-20 - Denison
12-01-20 - Sioux City
12-01-20 - Carroll
12-07-20 - Corning
12-08-20 - Sioux City
12-10-20 - Jefferson



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