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 may be limited and fill up ahead of the class date. Early registration is necessary and the deadline is three weeks prior to class date.

Upcoming English-language classes are:

  • Tuesday, April 13
  • Wednesday, May 12
  • Wednesday, June 2
  • Tuesday, July 13
  • Thursday, August 12

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

Upcoming Spanish-language classes are:

  • Monday, April 19
  • Monday, September 20

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.

You must register online here. Space in the class is not reserved until you do so. No registrations are taken by phone or form.
The registration fee of $160 per person will cover eight hours of training (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.), 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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