Successful completion of the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program allows food service managers to earn the ServSafe Food Service Manager Certification, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute Conference for Food Protection. The program is available online and in classroom format in multiple languages.
The basis of the ServSafe program rests on years of food service sanitation training experience, the latest Food and Drug Administration's "Food Code," which is a model for food safety rules, and food safety research. The goal of the program is to teach managers indispensable food safety practices and to create an atmosphere of food safety. The job responsibilities and tasks that provide the basis for the materials of the program are selected for inclusion by food service industry experts.