What Can a ServSafe Certificate Do for You?

The food and beverage industry offers many possibilities for employment and growth potential, and many of these jobs begin with a ServSafe certificate. The U.S. National Restaurant Association provides training and testing for ServSafe. The training is designed to teach students about cleanliness in the foodservice environment. Studies include instruction for storing and handling food, food safety regulations, allergens, food labeling, and others.

The ServSafe food safety exams are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under Conference for Food Protection (CFP) standards, and are nationally accepted. ServSafe training and certification is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification.

Types of Jobs

  • Food handler
  • Line cook
  • Foodservice worker
  • Food production
  • Cook
  • Kitchen worker
  • Cafeteria worker
  • Restaurant manager


  • A high school equivalency degree is not required


Studying for a ServSafe® certificate is affordable, and can be done with flexible hours.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in food and beverage handling are expected to increase by 14% from 2018 to 2028.

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