How Do You Renew a ServSafe Recertification?

A ServSafe certified person can get recertified by retaking the ServSafe certification exam before the expiration of the five-year certification. Access the official ServSafe website to find the state or local health department regulatory requirements for renewal of the certificate.

Most jurisdictions accept the ServSafe Essentials book as preparation for the certification examination. You can use the ServSafe Manager Certification Training CD-ROM in case the ServSafe Essentials book is not acceptable. In order to retake the certification exam, buy an exam answer sheet that you can use during the examination.

You can locate the nearest exam administration center via the online database at the ServSafe website. Another option for taking the exam is the online exam facility; to use it, you need to log in and purchase seat registration numbers using the product code SSONLINEX. The seat registration numbers are not refundable. Purchasing the registration numbers lets you access and take the online recertification exam.

Prior to purchasing online seat registration numbers, check with the local health departments or colleges and the state association to see whether proctored online exams are available in that area. You must have a certified supervisor while taking the online exam. Results for a test taken online are available immediately after the test is completed.