How Many Tests Do You Need to Pass to Complete the ServSafe Food Handler Program?

How Many Tests Do You Need to Pass to Complete the ServSafe Food Handler Program?

The ServSafe® Food Handler Program requires only one test. After completing a one- to two-hour course on food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitation, the student is eligible to take the assessment exam.

The ServSafe® Food Handler Program assessment exam consists of 40 questions and has no time limit. To receive certification, the student must achieve a score of 75 percent or higher. However, not all states recognize a ServSafe® certification as a valid food handler permit.

ServSafe.com offers the course and exam online in English and Spanish. Instructor-led courses are available in some states. Language options for the print exam include English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and Burmese.

The National Restaurant Association oversees the ServSafe® Food Handler Program.