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Manager Training



Delaware law requires the Person-in-Charge (PIC) to demonstrate Food Safety knowledge in order to comply with the 2013 Food Code. The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification meets that requirement. There are two training and exam formats: classroom and online.

ServSafe® meets ALL of the requirements mandated by the county and local health departments in the state of Delaware. ServSafe® certification is recognized nationwide, so you can have confidence knowing that even if you move out of Delaware your ServSafe® certificate will be valid in any other state. Some people mistakenly refer to ServSafe® as “Safe Serve”, but whatever you call it; you will be receiving the highest quality food safety certification program.

We offer the ServSafe® Exam in the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and French Canadian.

ServSafe® Seventh Edition incorporates the most current information in a way that€™s relevant to today€™s workforce. It covers critical principles including personal hygiene, cross contamination, time and temperature, receiving and storage, food safety management systems and training hourly employees. ServSafe® Seventh Edition includes the latest updates to the FDA Food Code, uncovers emerging science-based trends impacting food safety and was developed by a cross-section of industry experts. Lessons use videos and activities that work together to help students stay engaged, retain information and apply that knowledge when it matters most, back at the operation helping to protect the general public.

If you are interested in having a certified DRA instructor teach the ServSafe® course to your employees at your location, please email your request to

OPTION 1.  CLASSROOM TRAINING & EXAM The Delaware Restaurant Associations offers one-day sessions which will review the key terms and concepts from the ServSafe® Manager textbook. The ServSafe® examination will be administered at the end of the class. The manager training class is a day long and, is immediately followed by the final exam. The certified trainer will provide in-house training with all the necessary equipment and training materials. In order to take the final exam, employees must first take a training class administered by a qualified ServSafe® instructor. The exam will be administered at the end of the review session and includes 90 multiple-choice questions.

Please click HERE for class dates.

OPTION 2. ONLINE TRAINING & PROCTORED EXAM There is also an online class option offered. With the 24/7 access of online training products, you are always in control of how, where and when employees train.

Please click HERE for more information or to register for the online training. *PLEASE NOTE: Even if you take the online course, a registered ServSafe® Proctor is required to take the exams.

RESULTS & CERTIFICATION Students can earn the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

In order to pass the course, an individual must score 75 percent or better. Certification must be renewed every five years.

The National Restaurant Association handles the scoring of all ServSafe® exams. Exam results are typically posted online 7-10 days after you have taken the exam. To go to the ServSafe website, and follow the instructions to log-in and check your exam score.

TRAIN THE TRAINER WORKSHOP This workshop is for those people who want to teach the ServSafe® certification course. A DRAEF certified instructor will go through the process of demonstrating techniques for effective teaching (especially for adult learners) and how to implement the ServSafe® food safety training program. We will also explain the steps for registering as an instructor with the National Restaurant Association. In order to take this workshop you must have taken the ServSafe course, passed the exam and hold a current ServSafe® certificate.

ServSafe® Train the Trainer Information and Registration email or call (302)738-2545.

CLASS & EXAM PROCTOR INFORMATION To sign-up for a ServSafe Class or schedule a proctored exam, or if you have general questions, please contact Raelynn Grogan (302)738-2545 or

To view the next scheduled 2018 ServSafe® training class or exam, please click HERE.
Click here to download and print the 2018 ServSafe Registration Form.